What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
A Content Management System (CMS) is a tool that allows every day computer users to manage webpage and other web based content. A typical CMS enables website administrators to perform basic web authoring tasks such as formatting text, creating hyperlinks, and inserting images on web pages. In addition, CMS's usually offer modules or components to manage specific content types such as news, events, job opportunities, photo galleries, etc.
Content Management System features
- Text editing
- Web page creation
- Image & document management
- Search Engine Optimization
- CSS attributes
- Banner Management
- Password protected areas
- Form management
- Micro sites
- File check-in and check-out
- Auto responses
- Online payments
- Email blasts
What to look for when choosing a Content Management System (CMS)
Every organization has unique content types, business processes, and internal resources that can affect what software you should be using to manage your website. Your company should look for a Content Management System that fits your business needs. The right Content Management System should be flexible and scalable enough to fit the majority of your needs out of the box. Otherwise, you'll be spending a lot of money in customization and future development.
SmartSite CMS, DC Web Designers flagship product
SmartSite CMS, DC Web Designers's flagship product is a Content Management System that was initially developed by our President, Mark Cyphers, in 1998. It has been the best selling product of DC Web Designers since our start, and we have continued to invest into it's development for the past twelve years. SmartSite's technology has been or is being used by organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Reuters, World Bank, Johns Hopkins, Harvard University, Virginia Tech University, and many others. Today approximately 85% of our clients are using SmartSite CMS.