Content Management Systems
At Mojoe.net, we think everyone deserves to have their own Web site. However, not everyone knows the ins and outs of the Internet, and we undestand that, which is why we design many of our sites in content management system (CMS). This allows clients to be their own Web master.
Content management systems have a wide range of benefits. Not only do they give you full control of your site, but they allow you to make changes on the fly. We know that not every customer wants to call us whenever they have a change that needs to be made. That's the beauty of using a CMS. Content management systems allow our customers a level of customization and simplicity that they just can't get with a normal HTML/XHTML Web site.
With a CMS-based site, our customers can log in as an administrator and change the look and feel of their site without having to wait for someone else to get around to it. They can monitor and block user-submitted content that might be offensive or copyrighted. They can quickly and efficiently post updates and recent events as well as receive comments and feedback from registered users.
Choices, Choices, Choices ...
WordPress is probably the fastest growing CMS and the most afforaable for small to medium businesses. WordPress is becoming a CMS that is rivaling the big 3 (Dot Net Nuke, Drupal, and Joomla), considering when it was started it was only a blogging platform and was not initially attended to be a CMS.
WordPress Plugins offer a great deal of interaction and integration into a great deal of web standard services, like Google Analytics, Google Maps, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Constant Contact and the list goes on and on…..
WordPress like many CMSs allows for the user to control the site and its content. At Mojoe.Net, we create customsomething "themes," which gives a site its color, layout and feel. Think of it as painting your car with a new coat of paint, where the coat is the custom WordPress theme, and the body is your Web site's structure. You can check out our WordPress web sites.
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. Visit WordPress
DotNetNuke (DNN) was the first CMS Mojoe.Net started to use. According to their Web site, DNN is "the leading framework for Web site content management and Web application development on Microsoft .NET." DNN is an open source CMS.
That spells great things for you as the consumer. Open source programs and software are usually free of charge. Also, open source programs are thrive on a fostered sense of community and teamwork. As a result, the more popular a CMS is the more people use, and as people use it, they expand the system's abilities. In the end, open source is a very democratic way of creating a CMS.
DNN like many CMSs allows the user to login and create pages. At Mojoe.Net, we help create something called a "skin," which acts a a way of dressing up a site. Think of it as putting a coat on your body, where the coat is the custom DNN, and the body is your Web site's structure.
DNN allows you to create blogs, post calendar events, post videos, upload photos, rate and comment on uploaded content, and a host of other things. Although not as popular as other CMSs such as Joomla! and Drupal, DNN is quickly gaining followers who use the system for their company or pesonal site.
According to their Web site, " Drupal is used to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine." Their slogan is "Come for the software, stay for the community."
Like DNN, Drupal is an open-source CMS, and it is one of the most popular CMSs in the world. "Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world." Anyone can contribute on any level, even newcomers can contribute to Drupal. Check out our latest Drupal Site NTHS
Some of Our Work
We did the original design for Kinequip's Web site, but they heard about DNN and wanted us to convert their existing site into a fully-functional DNN Web site.
Kinequip was so impressed by the functionality and the flexibility of their redesigned company site that they asked us to design more sites for them in DNN, including this Elmo Rietschle site.
OLR has been a client for quite a while. They came to us and asked us to convert their existing site into a DNN site so that they could make quick text changes.