Content Management System (CMS) Insights

Heat Design Group — March 28th, 2014

The popularity of content management systems (CMS) in web development has greatly increased in popularity in the last 10 years

The popularity of content management systems (CMS) in web development has greatly increased in popularity in the last 10 years. During this time new add-ons such as the emergence of scripts, HTML 5, SCSS, and SASS has provided web developers the extra “bells and whistles” needed to make websites “prettier” and do fancy things.

Today’s prerequisite for most modern websites is a robust CMS platform. Some of these popular platforms written in PHP include Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla. However, that list keeps expanding to include those written in other languages such as Ruby. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter require multiple platforms and languages to handle large scale workload; therefore, it is not likely that a small business entrepreneur will not need a website of this scope and complexity. Nevertheless, he/she will probably need routine updating to their website to remain consistent and updated.

CMSs are a must for those who do not have the time or resources to make minor updates to their sites. In order to keep content fresh and visitors coming back, the website must have the ability for the owner to make updates possible without much hassle. Entrepreneurs come up with fresh ideas on the “next biggest idea” or concept. Without the ability to reasonably update their content, it will be difficult for them to keep their content fresh and updated. A CMS gives both the entrepreneur and web designer the freedom to keep both design and content fresh and updated.

We build websites around most major CMSs out there. If you have questions about this process or you are in need of a fresh new look while you have the freedom of managing your content, give us a call at 480.359.4847 or [email protected].