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Content Management System

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Websites fall into two general categories.

"Hard Coded" static sites which are usually around 4 or 5 pages, and are intended to deliver constant content in an attractive manner. These are great for tradesmen e.g. plumber who wishes to advertise what services they provide, what their terms and conditions are, and how to contact them.

Web Content Management Systems facilitate the creation, management and delivery of information (content and documents), and are for much larger sites which convery details that are updated on an ongoing basis, such as news/blog items.

The former is easier to set up but difficult to amend, the latter is more time consuming to set up, but easily updated.

There are a wide range of systems available, and most have third party addons, to allow for more eye candy and more functionalities. They also allow user registration, so that you can control who can access restriced arts of your site. Perhaps a customer downloading their customer statement, but without access to any other customers records.

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We have extensive experience of Joomla, Wordpress & Drupal which would be the most common non proprietary systems, and depending on your needs we would be happy to recommend which system lends itself better to your business needs.  

Using house building as a metaphor, you pick your location, choose the general house setup such as number of rooms, bungalow etc.. We act as the architect who is instrumental in the planning phase, discusses what your future needs may be, specify the building materials, and deal with any consents required. The architect oversees the process from conception through handover, and ensures that any snagging is attended to promptly.

We are good architects and will future proof your site, so that in the longer term, as your needs expand and evolve, you will minimise the cost of representing your online presence.

 

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