CMS is a computer application that is used to create and modify digital content; with its advent, people with little and limited web development and management knowledge and experience can also create and manage websites and blogs with ease. Some widely used CMS includes:
Probably the most commonly used content management system, WordPress is a free digital content creation and management tool that is used to design dynamic websites. Initially, it was designed as blogging software but, as time passed, it is now used as a full-fledged development tool. Its interface is quite robust with a number of in-built themes and freedom to stack plug-ins for search engine optimization and social media optimization purposes. Moreover, one can also download WordPress themes and use them to build highly interactive and engaging websites.
Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform that is written in PHP and provides two separate platforms namely Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce. Contrary to version 1, Magento V2 has several improved features like enhanced user experience and consumer conversion rates, enterprise level expandability, integral and rich snippets, developed page caching and a number of other improved and efficient features that help developers design and build effective e-commerce platforms.
It is an open-source and free content management system used for publishing digital content and is structured on a model-view-controller framework that can also be used outside a CMS. Its scripting language is PHP and it utilizes OOP, object-oriented programming techniques and software designing scheme, stocks information in MYSQL, MSSQL or PostgreSQL. Some of its key features include page caching, news flashes, RSS feeds, and pages with printable versions, search guidance and language internationalization support. Joomla’s extensions include components, modules, plugins, templates, languages, libraries, files and packages with each of them having its own functions.
DIV based website design comprises of division tags that appear on a web page as rectangular blocks of particular height and width. These block divisions are used to separate the content of the web page while the divided blocks can be used with independent layout. These are tableless designs and tableless coding is a design scheming technique that is managed without the use of HTML tables. With the rise of web 2.0 and search bots’ preference of W3C attuned layout and web users demanding websites with fast load time, the popularity and magnitude of tableless DIV based web design have increased.
A simple and static website is a site that is fixed and non-moving content as the page is written in HTML and displays the same content to every visitor. These are the most basic kind of websites and probably they are easier to create and manage as, once created, they are not required any high-end technology or skills. These websites do not require any advanced web programming or database blueprint and can be created with some HTML pages and a web server to publish them.
A dynamic website is the one that has data that changes according to the visitor’s location, time zone, day, native language and a number of other things that change and modify as per the visitor’s preferences. Unlike static website that only requires few HTML coded pages, dynamic websites may have either client side or server side scripting, or sometimes both. The combination of both the programming types generates the auto-modifying web content and has HTML as the basic scripting language.