A Content Management System (CMS) for the Web is a software system that provides authoring, collaboration,
and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming or mark-up languages
manage website content with relative ease. A robust CMS provides the foundation for collaboration,
offering users the ability to manage documents and output for multiple author editing and participation.
CMSs were designed with non-technical people in mind. Simplicity in design of the admin user interface allows website
content managers, editors, and designers to update content without much training in coding or technical aspects of system maintenance.
And, of course,
there are no licensing fees.
The CMS we use most often at Innovative is "CMS Made Simple". We can implement any design, so you will not be stuck with a design that anyone
else has used. Of course, if you want to use a pre-designed theme, we can install that for you, as is or make changes as allowed by the theme
It is modular and extensible, user friendly, with a group-based permission system. It is XHTML and CSS compliant, and has an
autogenerated menu system. Every page can have a different theme, and the design is protected from content editors.
You can have modules, such as calendars, news, picture albums, blogs, newsletters, polls, guest books, etc. The admin user interface allows
to upload graphics and documents from your computer for use on your site's pages.
The editing pages are WYSIWYG, and simple to use. It also allows the use of videos, mp3, and flash.