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Manage your website easily

All of our sites come with a Content Management Systems (CMS's).  These are "admin" pages that run from the URL of your site, that provide easy-to-use tools for creating, editing, and managing your own website content directly.

This provides numerous benefits

  •  Simple content editing. A CMS allows non-technical people to edit page content through a web editor, similar to writing an email from Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.  This makes it easy to format text, add images, and create links without needing to know HTML or any other programming language.
  •  Separation of content, design, and functionality.  The page content (the words and content images) are totally separate from page design which is in turn separate from site logic. Templates contain all of the page design, including the layout, navigation, and other common elements. When a new page uses a template, only the page content needs to be added. The CMS automatically handles the task of rendering the page content in the design template.
  •  Design consistency. When changes are needed to a common web page element, such as the site footer, those changes can be applied just once to the template. All pages using that template then reflect that change automatically.
  •  Self-management of your website. A web developer sets up a web CMS and builds the web page templates. The CMS enables you to administer the website and make content changes yourself, even adding new sections and pages, upload images and files, and other day-to-day tasks.

Tailored to fit your needs

We build most of our sites (including this one) using the SilverStripe Open Source CMS, but have also built sites using Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress, depending on what is most appropriate to the project.   We design in features that allow you to relate to your content in a way that is intuitive for you, with for example, custom forms for frequently managed items.   A restaurent can simple add a new "Menu Item" or "Testimonial".

To read more about SilverStripe, have a look at SilverStripe.org as well as this excellent article on why this system is gaining favor with web developers and users alike.