What is a CMS?
Are you tired of paying a website designer every time you want to change your website? Well a CMS lets you manage the content of your website yourself. And not just the content. You can change the menus and most other aspects of your sites design.
A CMS is software that runs on a website server and uses a database, usually Mysql, to store your content. You control the content using the CMS's administration interface, which runs on a web browser. A CMS makes it very easy to publish and administrate content and its menus are typically generated automatically based on the content and links. Using the administration interface, you can change your content anywhere, anytime.
The CMS we use is Drupal. Drupal is a winner of several Open Source Awards and three times a winner in the Webware 100.
Drupal's strength is it's versatility and the great wealth of free software written to extend its functionality. If you are interested in a more technical description here is the Wikipedia link.
There are literally thousands of freely available modules, which can be simply plugged into Drupal to extend its functionality. These cover ecommerce (shopping baskets), multimedia, community, networking images, video, blogs, mail, search and search engine optimisation (SEO) to name a few.
Drupal includes hundreds of beautifully designed themes, which customise the aesthetic look-and-feel of the site. Almost all aspects of these themes can be modified to match your requirements.
Here is a brief list of some of the commonly available Drupal themes. All these themes can be personalised and the colour schemes changed. In addition, we can easily write a theme specifically for you.