Content Management Systems (CMS)
A quick explination of CMS
Types of backend management
- (1) WYSIWYG
(What You See Is What You Get)
- This is like a word processor in which you enter your text and format it with tools to position, color and format the content.
GOOD: It is intuitive since most people have used a word processor.
BAD: Each page is an individual build and takes more time.
The look of the site is hard to keep consistant since each page can easily be formated individually.
- (2) Profile Templets (WME management system)
- This uses a highly structured interface where your staff enters text and pictures.
Then code formats the page automatically.
GOOD: Fast, consistent and easy to learn.
BAD: Not good for really small sites where each page 'has' to look different.
Must be Fast
If adding a new page to a site is not a fast operation your staff will put it off until they have more time.
It will not get done and if it does, it will cost you more labor.
For medium to large sites Profile Templets are the only way to efficiently get the job done.
- Work out your site's design formating when you build the site.
- Let your best copy writers produce the page texts.
- Let your best graphics people find, photograph and photo-edit the pictures.
- Let your clerical people use Profile Templets to create new pages and add the text and pictures.
This is a proven formula for editing and growing your site at minimal expense.