Content Management Systems (CMS)
We advocate the use of a content management systems on all the new web sites we produce, CMS’s give you in house control of your own web site and reduce reliance on second parties for web site updates by allowing you to edit and make additions to your own web site content.
Krome have experience in designing and site building for CMS’s including WordPress, Droople, Joomla, X-Wiki and full bespoke CMS systems.
We recommend using WordPress CMS (http://wordpress.org) for most applications, as we have found this to be an excellent CMS platform offering an easy to use web based interface which allows the client to quickly add new content, pages, images and documents to their web site.
WordPress CMS Benefits:
- WordPress is an award winning open source CMS (best open source CMS 2009) – it is free to install and is updated and improved regularly by the web community.
- There are currently over 200 million users of WordPress ensuring that it is extremely well supported as well as being future proof due to continuing ongoing development. It also ensures that you are not tied into one web site service provider as many agencies are available who produce WordPress web sites. Companies such as Pepsi, RIM (Blackberry), SAP, Forbes, Ford, CNN, Sony and many more use WordPress for large areas of their web content.
- WordPress is based upon a template system allowing you to easily theme a, page, section or restyle the entire web site without editing its content structure.
- Built with web standards and accessibility at its core:
- Excellent support for syndication via built in RSS feeds for news, events, blogs etc.
- Simple easy to understand web based administration (we can demonstrate this via a demo site on request) which allows you to:
- Add / edit new sections & pages.
- Add new images, PDFs, video and Podcast feeds.
- Add and edit forms (for contact etc).
- Add new users to sites privilege structure (and password protect site pages and sections).
- Many pre-built themes and extensions are available from the online community to extend its inbuilt functionality. Many of these extensions are free to install or available for a minimal fee, dramatically reducing development costs for bespoke web sites.