Which is right for me?
If you are interested in having your website designed (or redesigned), there are two basic options. Two commonly used website designs are Content Management Systems (CMS) and Static Web Designs.
Okay, but what does that mean?
Static Web Designs tend to be cheaper because they require less labor and only need a designer. You tell the person designing your website your vision and what you want on the website, and they input all of the information. This is one of the easiest options for creating a website because you tell the designer what you want and they do the rest.
A Content Management System allows you to update your information any time, any place, at your convenience. A website will be designed and customized, and then you are taught an easy-to-use system that allows you to update your information as often as you would like.
Is updating a website through CMS difficult?
It’s really not. When you want to post new information on your website (in the following example, information about a new piece of real estate that is available for rent) you simply start a new post, and fill in all of the information, pictures, links, etc that you would like included.
Here is an example of an update done by V&V Real Estate Associates:
As you can see, the user updating the website simply enters information into the easy-to-use system. If you have ever written a blog before, this template will look familiar to you. After entering in all of the desired information, simply click “publish.”
Here’s the result:
It really is as easy as it looks, and gives you the ability to add or update posts as often as you’d like.
Now that you know the difference between a Content Management System and a Static Web Design, all you have to do is decide which one is right for you or your company.