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What is a Content Management System or CMS

Most people are puzzled when they encounter the term CMS. The question, "What is a CMS (content management system)?" reverberates in the heads of those who are unfamiliar with handling web content. For the longest time, people have been puzzling over the secret codes used to construct web pages. It seems almost impossible to create websites without at least having some basic knowledge of HTML. The Internet's language has made it relatively inaccessible to generations of users who have grown old without using the newfangled machines called computers.

The thing is, we're currently in a "state of transition". The very generation who's unfamiliar with the codes of the Internet is the one running the biggest firms. To solve this problem, they employed younger professionals who can format our firm's messages into HTML. This went on for years, and for years, too, information about the company has been forestalled because of the long, tedious, process of churning everything into HTML and CSS codes.

Fortunately, after much rumination, technology gave birth to CMS or content management systems. Maybe the question shouldn't even be so much as, "What is a CMS (content management system)?" as it should be, "What benefits will CMS bring our company?" This article will try its best to answer both.

So, what is a CMS (content management system)?

A content management system (CMS) is a program, which allows firms to publish plain text or word documents into web pages, which run on HTML or CSS codes. This task used to be done by webpage designers who are well versed in HTML and CSS codes. This cause a lot of delay when it comes to editing and propagating information because a single command, like removing a noun, or correcting a spelling, had to go through at least three people before the data could be put into the web page.

Today, information dissemination using the internet need not go through this much red tape. Content management systems have made life easier for webmasters as well. They won't have to rack their brains trying to compose a flawless HTML or CSS code manually. Before, a minor glitch in HTML composition could ruin an entire webpage. Now, all they would need to do is input "people speak" into the CMS and the CMS will do the code translation for them.

What are the other advantageous features of the CMS?    

The CMS also allows the webmaster and the web administrators to have better control over the layout of the website. Since more people will be entitled to handle certain parts of the website, it is important to limit their access to the page.

Factors like maintaining the site's fonts, image placement, and text styles are very important. Any inconsistencies in the website would look unpleasant for the eyes. Standardized websites look more professional and are easier to read.

Most CMS are also built with easy to use interfaces, which are similar to email interfaces. Learning to use CMS should be a breeze compared to learning HTML and CSS codes.

Associated tags:  Web, Web Development, HTML, Website, CSS, CMS


Janae wrote on May 31, 2011 at 09:27
Thanks for srhaing. Always good to find a real expert.

neha wrote on October 6, 2014 at 06:21
Nice article.With the help of your Article I am clear about What is CMS and What are the advantages of using CMS. I hope that your article on CMS helps me alot .
Thanks for posting!

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