Our preferred and recommended web site design and deployment strategy is to use content management systems. A content management system, or CMS, is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website. Some of the Content Management Systems We Work With…
WordPress while it was originally developed as a free open source bog publishing platform thanks to a robust plug in architecture and theme templating system it can also be used as a content management system or large sophisticated sites. It’s the CMS framework we use to build most of our web sites
The wordpress system is extremely SEO friendly with a WSYWIG editor for content entry and widgets that can be organized and rearranged without the user ever having to edit any PHP or HTML code.
The PHP, HTML, and CSS code in a WordPress theme can also be edited for more advanced customizations to “brand” and change the characteristic look and feel of the web site design.
For inspiration and to see what’s capable working with WordPress these sites are showcase galleries of WP powered web sites: WP Inspiration, We Love WP, & WP Float
ExpressionEngine, is a “feature-rich content management system that empowers thousands of individuals, organizations, and companies around the world to easily manage their website” developed by the folks at Ellis Lab. It comes with an impressive list of features. EE is recognized for its scalability, ease of maintenance and speed optimization. The technical support from Ellis Lab the developers of EE and and the EE community is also outstanding.
Drupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end system for many different types of web sites, ranging from small personal blogs to large corporate and political sites, including whitehouse.gov. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration. http://drupal.org/
Joomla is an award-winning open source content management system (CMS), which enables designers to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla one of the most popular web site software systems available.