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Website Design - Content Management System Introduction
OK, so what is a Content Management System
Well, a content managed website differs from a static website, because unlike a static website which has it's pages individually coded page by page. A content management system draws it's content from a database.
By having the content readily available in a database, once you have your website layout, you can edit your pages instantly, which will update the database, which in turn updates your website.
The beauty of a content management site, is that it's great for regular people who have little idea about HTML or CSS code. You don't need to be a website designer to create your pages.
When you change your page, you generally use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, which is much like a condensed version of Word, where you can see your page results in real time as you are editing. Or of course you can just create your page in Word, copy and paste it into a new page and hey presto, you have a new page on your website in within minutes.
By having this in place, you're of course saving on time and money by not having to call up a website designer or company to make small or even complex changes. You can do it all yourself.
The website will of course need to be created, generally using XHTML, HTML and CSS, which is best left in the hands of a website designer or website company, but once you've paid for your initial website design, then the ongoing costs practically cease.
Of course from time to time you may need to add new features to your website, which is again probably best left to the professionals, but when you just want to create or edit a page on your website, all it will cost you is your time.
We hope this gives you a brief insight into what a Content Management System is, and hopefully helps you decide if this is the right thing for your website.