- February 08th, 2011
I’ve spent the last couple of years working on all sorts of web projects, from portfolio sites for architects to full online webstores for Debenhams and BHS among others. But what has really been keeping me busy for the past few months is designing CMS (Content Managed Systems); a CMS is a website which through a combination of server code and a database enable anybody to create content., add new pages, edit existing ones through your web browser. This is brilliant as it means that you don’t need to contact your local friendly web designer every time you want some changes made.
There are a number of CMS frameworks, the most popular is Wordpress, which although originally developed as a blogging system has now been successfully used to create thousands of fully functioning websites. However, I have been using Joomla! for all my web projects. Although not perfect at all it is a wonderful system. Whenever I come up against a limitation I find that somebody has already created a plug-in that does exactly what I want. Many CMS websites look very similar and regimented, however if you have the time and the know how you can develop some very design heavy websites in Joomla! For example: