Looking For A Better Way to Manage Your Web Site?
Web sites offer enormous benefits as a sales and marketing tool—especially for small businesses, non-profits and associations. They expand our markets, allow us to promote ourselves non-stop, save us postage costs—the list goes on and on.
Deciding What Software Program / Web Designer To Use
Since you've made the commitment to be online, one of the following scenarios might sound a little too familiar:
Scenario #1: You've purchased an inexpensive software solution like FrontPage® or Dreamweaver® to create your Web site. You like being able to control the content, even though you quickly realize the cost of the software is nothing compared to the hours you spend trying to get it to do what you want. And while it works, it doesn't quite present the professional image you'd like or offer advanced features like a shopping cart or client log-in capabilities. Besides, you've got a business to run and learning all the pieces of Web design is a lot of work.
Scenario #2: You work with a Web shop much like ours to design your site. It's professionally designed and looks great—but the content is a year old because you never get around to updating it. You don't understand the programming languages they used to develop the site. And you don't even own the expensive graphics software they used to make the graphics. You can't make any big changes even if you want to. But it sure would be nice to fix that one little typo without all the hassle. And paying someone else to constantly add new content doesn't leave any room in the budget for things like search engine optimization.
There is a Better Way ... Using a Content Management System (CMS)
A content management system combines a professional design template and a content editor to give you to access your Web site pages through a browser. When you've logged on, you have the ability to add or edit content, upload image files, add PDF files to your site and more. Many content management systems also offer additional features through plug-ins or custom add-ons tailored to your specific needs. Examples of these include a shopping cart solution, a membership database, or an online registration system.
We are familiar with and use a number of Content Management Systems that give you all of the features listed above so you can maintain your Web site yourself quickly and easily. These solutions can give you the best of both worlds: a professional looking design, control over your web pages, and the ability to edit your content yourself. If you can use a word processor like Microsoft® Word®, you can learn how to use a CMS. It really is that easy.
It's the Web Site Solution You've Been Looking For
We build Web sites using CMS systems such as Joomla, CMS Made Simple, Word Press and more because they deliver great value for you.
Just getting started building your Web site? The good news is that you can choose the better way to build your site. Whether you are starting from scratch or migrating an existing site, we can help. We've shown businesses, non-profits and associations how to manage, maintain and grow their Web sites themselves using a CMS—and we can show you too!