If you have had anything much to do with websites, you’ll know that it is possible to create something as simple as a blog with no knowledge of HTML. But when it comes to a business website or an online store, it’s not quite as simple. A website designer is the best one to create such a website, but you’ll still need to be able to change things or add more product in the days and years to come.
Rather than depending on the web designer to make small changes, it is far better to use a content management system (CMS) that you can understand; one that does not require any steep learning curve or knowledge of HTML. This is possible by using certain software that has been offered up by the many creators for free. It allows anyone to get into the ‘back-end’ of their website, through an admin link, where they can easily remove outdated content and add new, be that images or text.
Such software has its own editor and is as easy to use as your computer, since it has all the same functions in the same order, or at least along the top where they are easy to see and use. For instance, if you want to bold or italicise words you only have to highlight them and click on B or I up the top, just like on your computer. You can also add bullet points, change the font size or style and add colours to the text, just like you can in Word.
Through using this software you can also alter the look of your website, changing the theme, heading and colours, although this may require just a tad more knowledge that simply adding text. The thing is, this knowledge is freely available online and there are often forums where you can get help for a specific problem, or find out something you need to know.
This is the ideal way to keep your website up to date without having to rely on the web designer for every little change or addition. It saves on the cost of having a professional do everything for you as well as having to explain to someone else just what it is you want done.
Such content management systems are widely used by many people and are free to use. WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are the most popular, but there are many others. Each one has its own advantages and will suit specific purposes, so doing minimal research should enable you to tell which one would suit your needs best.
It’s really good to be able to make website changes without having to wait or depend on another person.