The power and pitfalls of Content Management Systems (a series)

Which CMS should you choose?
Learn about the pros/cons and see some samples.
Content Management Systems (CMS) have been around for a little over a decade. Over the past couple of years, they have become a “must have” for a website. A CMS is a software tool built with scripting language and a database that allows a company to control content, navigation, documents and more on their public website via a secure “backend” portal. With a CMS, companies can edit their public website without knowledge or training in HTML or CSS.

There are many Content Management Systems available -- ranging from freeware, costly software solutions requiring installation, and even custom software solutions developed by web design companies. All CMS's are developed a little differently, have various features included, as well as pros, cons and limitations. All in all, a good CMS can be quite beneficial to companies making routine edits to content on their website.

Our new web design Intern, Shannon, is going to examine various Content Management Systems to find the 'best' features and identify problems of popular CMS options. TBH Creative plans to use this information to better our own custom developed CMS and consider new features / options to add.

We plan to post an evaluation of a new CMS system each week for the next 6 weeks. So, if you need the 'skinny' on which CMS to choose, these posts will help give you answers. All in all, you want a CMS that has very few limitations and to find a web company that understands the system recommended and can customize it around your specific needs.

Good luck 'CMS'ing and stay tuned!

TBH Creative is a web design company in Indianapolis, Indiana offering a custom Content Management System solution for its clients.
Tatum

About the author | Tatum Hindman

Tatum is the president of TBH Creative and is responsible for building long-term client relationships. She enjoys the strategy behind web design and sitting down with clients to define online marketing goals. She likes to blog about questions or topics that clients ask about as well as sharing new tricks.

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