What is Content Management?
Content Management Systems allow you to maintain your website yourself. You use your usual browser (Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, etc.) to log into your website and off you go editing, adding, deleting your content, uploading images, videos, etc. If you can find your way around a program like Microsoft Word, you can do this, too. There are a few great advantages to this type of website:
- Once set up, there are NO maintenance costs for you. No invoices for updates and no waiting. You will make your own changes in 'real time'.
- You can make changes to your site anytime and from anywhere. From your own laptop, tablet, or other mobile device while sitting by the pool sipping margueritas, or using your cousin's dinosaur of a desktop computer in the back room at the family reunion. There is no software to install - if you have access to the Internet and a browser- you're in business.
- Responsive design is built in - heping your visitors on mobile devices navigate your website.
- Expand your website down the road. Much easier and quicker - read less costly.
What about Design? Those sites all look the same!
Thankfully, content management systems have evolved a great deal since their introduction. There is little that is impossible to do with templates, nowadays. Have a look at our WebDesign Portfolio. You'll see a variety of web sites that really look nothing like an out-of-the-box type program. And in reality, there are only so many ways you can structure a website. Especially with mobile devices in mind, it is best to go lighter on graphics and/or animation.
And, don't search engines have trouble with database-driven sites?
Again, that's a thing of the past. Yes, when content management systems came out originally, they did not fare well with search engines. Today, we can pretty much guarantee that your site will rank just as well as a tratidional HTML site, using the same SEO principles we have used and continue to use.
Page summary: Content management website design services for small businesses in Sudbury, Timmins, Manitoulin, the Bruce Peninsula, Owen Sound, Orangeville, Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto & Niagara.