Why a CMS and why DNN Evoq?
A small website can be created without the need for a CMS yet can be made to look very professional and modern. As the website expands, the website becomes more and more difficult to manage because every single change requires a HTML expert to code it and most website owners are not HTML experts. This is why Content Management Systems are becoming so popular. Nowadays a website can be designed and developed leveraging from a very extensive list of web CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, DotNetNuke. Alternatively, the website can even be completely custom programmed. A CMS platform will typically be used when the website content is to be updated regularly by non-technical (or technical) users. Not all websites require a CMS, e.g. a financial services online tool will likely be completely custom developed without the need for a CMS, as content won’t often change, even though it may be a complex site. A newspaper website will very likely require an enterprise level CMS to allow for the numerous content updates and collaborators, who may not be technically savvy.
There are a number of CMS platforms that run on the PHP language e.g. Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. There are also CMS platforms that are built on the .NET language (Microsoft’s “answer” to PHP and other web languages out there) with the more common CMS platforms being DotNetNuke, Umbraco, Kentico and Orchard.
For the past five years ITworx has specialised in developing with DotNetNuke CMS as:
- It is a mature platform that has a number of major releases since 2006
- It has a big community of developers and online resources
- It is an open source platform with the Community Edition MIT license
- Functionality can be enhanced by purchasing 3rd party modules
- Functionality can be further enhanced by purchasing and installing modules that allow a web developer to create completely custom functionality.
- It is easy to use and manage by non-technical administrators
- There are over 750,000+ websites running on the DotNetNuke CMS platform worldwide.
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