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The Benefits of Content Management Systems

Web DevelopmentAug 16, 2016
Author: Steve Herz
The Benefits of Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems implemented by bay area web development firms enable non-technical people to keep their website content up-to-date, and have become the industry best practice for building websites.
But what are the benefits of CMS, whether you hire a San Francisco web development company or not? And what are the disadvantages vs. custom-coded sites.

The Advantages of Content Management Systems
Fundamentally, Content Management Systems reduce both cost and time schedules for updating your website content.
Now with the technological evolution, the features available for content editing continue to advance. These ever-growing list of features enable editors to use web-parts and widgets to creatively build new page layouts, add calls-to-action, customize forms, and create landing pages for optimal customer conversion in WordPress, Kentico, and Episerver / Ektron.
In fact when you hire a bay area web development company to update your website with well-structured CMS architecture for effective content editing, mobile web development and responsive design, the Content Management System will be easy-to-use and fairly intuitive. Non-technical people will be able to revise home page images with multiple “sliders” or dynamically rotating photos, to create drop-down menus of internal pages, and more.
Then, they can edit any page on the website, especially new products or services, news, recently hired personnel or client testimonials, or add new pages at any time without direct developer support.

The Disadvantages of Content Management Systems
The structured approaches, protected style sheets, widgets and web-parts that enable consistency and ease of use by non-technical personnel also tend to restrict hands-on developers for making a “quick” code change. 
Some more technically focused clients prefer to tinker with their website. They still like to directly code changes with their individual style. They think that they just don’t need a structured CMS system implemented by a San Francisco web development company like ours.
However, many of these companies hit a bump in the road when they realize that those individualized code changes can make it more difficult to update a website, maintain a consistent brand image and optimize a user experience. This is particularly true with responsive design solutions that must work consistently across a broad variety of devices and screen sizes.
Furthermore, if you have a complex website, individual HTML code changes outside the well-architected CMS tools just may increase your long-term website support cost compared to a professional CMS implementation by a cms website development company.

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