How is CMS used in web design?
Addressing current market scenario and continuously transforming business strategies, organizations are adapting CMS (Content Management System) to seamlessly manage the content without the assistance of technological enthusiasts. But what is really CMS?
CMS is also known as Content Management System and it is the most mainstream framework between site engineers and designers. So, technically speaking, essentially, we are talking about an administration framework which allows web designers or engineers to modify and adjust the content of their sites.
It is very useful in cases where you have a site design or template and you just want to add text or pics or anything rather than changing the design. You can drag and drop elements like menus, buttons, and can add new content without the knowledge of Web-Design.
There is an abundance of CMS’s templates available for everyone who wants to create a website. Its pre-defined composition comes with a pre-defined design (UI/UX) for the website. However, in their essence they are very hard coded, and a non-developer can face some hurdles if wanting to go over the limits set by the template. Still, CMS plays a crucial role in web design as well because UI/UX design is essential to attract customers.
It is preferable option when designing a site and having someone with more limited knowledge of web-design to maintain or administer it.
Why it is so popular? CMS evolved into a buzz word recently due to the immense benefits it offers. By providing multiple users with different tools to manage the content, data or information of a website it brought editing, creating, archiving, collaborating on, publishing, reporting, disturbing website content, data, and information to a whole new level. Users can create and edit content through an administration panel of the web application (referred to as the Back end). The resulting content is then displayed to the viewers on the regular site (referred to as the Front-end).
Users can quote various pros and cons and it is up to each of them to like or not like CMS, however, one thing is for sure – it has changed the website development trend. From driving an e-commerce business to running a personal blog, the freedom that CMS offers to independently manage and drive customized functionality came as a cherry on the top of the cake to unique business needs to drive efficiency and ensure scalable growth.