A content management system (CMS) is a web-based system that allows a non-technical person control over the content published on their website, as well as limited layout adjustments. Popular systems that are considered content management systems include WordPress, Orchard, DotNetNuke, Sitefinity, Squarespace, Joomla!, and Drupal. Planet Telex has experience with all of these systems.
Modern CMS can also be called web application frameworks, since they typically have a third party ecosystem where independent developers contribute plug-ins or modules that extend the functionality of the CMS. A great example is WordPress, for which there are thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes available for sale and for free.
For basic websites, using a CMS means you get much more out of your website investment (ROI). You can publish content of all media, integrate with social tools, create contact forms, and even host an e-commerce shopping carts on many content management systems.
We take great pride in finding the right content management system for a client, and customizing it to meet their needs is something we excel at. Not only can our designers and front end developers customize the look and feel of a CMS and its extensions, but our development staff can create custom modules or plugins for it. This means that you can use a CMS to provide 90% of your website's functionality and only have custom development for 10% of the functionality. This results in significant savings in time and money, as well as happy clients who feel they have the power to maintain their website without custom development costs.