Content Management Systems
CMS on a Website
A content management system is designed to do the heavy lifting on your website. It handles keeps everything organized and running. Designed to be user and SEO friendly while managing your content.
Think of a website like a house. Everything on the website from the menus, images and content is the furniture. With a CMS you can ‘move the furniture around’ without effecting anything else on the website.
Over the years the Workshop has built websites using a variety of CMS platforms. Heavy involved sites using Joomla and Drupal. eCommerce sites with Magento and WordPress.
Before starting a new project using CMS on a clients site finding the best fit for their needs is priority one. There are many factors when deciding which is right for the job. Top of that list is always the client’s experience and ease of use. Whatever CMS is decided upon, it needs to offer features that the client can make use of and will also enhance their site. For this reason on small to medium sized businesses I recommend WordPress as a solution. WordPress is ‘user-friendly’ meaning ‘not scary’ and any changes made to the site are in real-time.
The first part of WordPress is Word
There are times when the thought of learning something new can be harder than the task. For anyone who is apprehensive about using WordPress because they are new to it remember this, “If you can create a document or write an email…you can do this.”
Why We Use Them
Websites always need attention. The internet changes and the site needs to adapt along with it. There will always be something whether you have an HTML site or CMS running. Fortunately the teams of developers for the CMS platforms take their work very seriously. They are constantly making updates to the software to keep your site running at its best.
A CMS offer features, functionality and are cross platform compatibility so the site looks good on any screen. Plus they are designed to be URL and SEO friendly especially for mobile devices. Which is good because today more people use their phones to search the internet.
Themes & Layouts
A theme is the style created that carries across the site. Layouts are used to style pages for consistency.
The Workshop designs customized themes and layouts to be unique for every client. Designed to bring focus to core business concepts and brand messaging. Beauty, form and function for lasting impressions.
Websites crafted with passion and an eye on form and function. Elements brought together to provide the best possible experience.
When you are in the market for a website created specifically to meet your needs contact the Workshop below.