Author: Travis Estell is a content management system (CMS) web developer and consultant at 6D global. He has led complex content management integrations and implementations using the Adobe Experience Manager platform for over five years.
6D White Paper: The paper identifies ways to create a better user experience for the visitor and author, and 5 key considerations when moving to a new CMS for Intranets and Portals.
Moving to a Content Management System
Websites are usually moved into a content management system (CMS) for a couple of reasons. The new CMS usually provides a much better user experience for the person editing the site, often called the site author. When it’s easier to add new pages, update text, and add photos, you get a more frequently updated site with better content.
And usually, a move into a new CMS usually is accompanied by a new design and reorganization of the site’s content. This improved experience makes it easier for a visitor to find what need more quickly and easily. These days, most new designs are also responsive, providing a first-class experience to the visitor, whether they are using a smartphone, a tablet, or a PC.
This may sound pretty basic. The trend of improving public-facing websites and adopting a CMS has been going on for years. As a consultant and developer within the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM, formerly CQ) web content management system, I’ve worked on these types public-facing websites for a variety of types of clients, from universities to automakers to software companies….Read More