Content Management Systems
Our websites and applications are built on a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS gives you a way to access the content of your application so that you can create, edit and keep it up to date. You will be given a username and password to log into a user interface where you can create and edit text, upload photos and video. The CMS will then take this content and tie it to the design of your site, which is the front-end that is visible to visitors of the site. Each user that will edit content is assigned a role and each role has specific permissions to access content or administer the site.
The most important advantage of a CMS is that it increases your independence allowing you to manage your own content. If you want to change something on your site all you need to do is log in, find the specific text and change it. You will not have to call us each time you want to change the content. Using a CMS increases the longevity of your site since the content is not dependent on developers or designers. Your cost is also reduced as your will pay us only once for the development of the site. Finally, your site will always be up to date giving your company a dynamic online presence.
The CMS that we use at ByteCrafts is Drupal, a powerful, robust and highly extendable open source platform used by many organizations such as universities, governments and corporations all of the world. Examples range from the White House and the UK government's data.gov.uk site to CNN go, Reuters labs, the Intel Atom Developer Program, as well as many university departments, such as the Stanford Humanities Center and fifty other sites at Stanford.