Users can easily update text and change formatting using a toolbar.

CMS users can easily update text and change formatting using a toolbar.

Recently, we have talked a lot about content management systems or CMS. Since many of our current and new clients are transferring their sites to a CMS, we thought this would be a good time to describe what a content management system is exactly and just how easy it is to use.

A CMS is used to maintain and update a Website’s content, which includes graphics, copy, titles, photos, links, etc. Probably the easiest part of a CMS is changing and adding written copy to your site (especially if you have frequent updates). Editing copy on a CMS site is similar to using a word processing program, which means you don’t need to know any HTML coding. Once you are satisfied with the updates, you can push the updates live with just a click of a button. It’s really that easy!

Another great feature of the CMS is that you can update your site from any computer as long as you have an Internet connection – no more Dreamweaver or FrontPage! Think how nice it would be to update your site while traveling for work.

Sources: Next Step Design Solutions (2009) and Two Step Designs (2003)

Amy Findley

Author Amy Findley

As the iDesigns Solutions LLC project manager, Amy is our clients’ point of contact throughout the design and development process. She knows every project inside & out. Amy comes from a Fortune 1,000 company where she worked in the Public Affairs Department supporting community relations and corporate communications for an employee base of 18,000+. She enjoys researching and blogging about trends in search engine optimization and social media and sharing her findings with our clients.

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