HTML vs. CMS
How a website is designed and built is determined by many different factors including what the site will be used for. Will it be primarily used for informative purposes? Will you be selling goods online? Are you expecting to make regular changes or updates? Would you like to make updates yourself or would you like to leave it to your web designer? All of the answers to these questions will have a big impact on what type of website design you should use.
If you are looking for a very simple site with a couple of pages and you’re not planning on doing many updates, a simple HTML site is best. An HTML website contains all of your sites information and data directly in the pages of the site. Changes and updates would have to be made with software such as Dreamweaver and uploaded to your server.
If you are looking for a more advanced website, a Content Management System (CMS) would work best. CMS websites store all of the sites content in a database. This allows sites to load faster and makes it easier to edit your site content. You can also add features like blogs, shopping cart components and registered users easily.
A popular and versatile CMS is Joomla. It’s free and has a variety of components that increase the usability of your site available. It also allows updates to site content through any web browser. This means that you don’t have to have any additional software to make updates. If you would like more information on Joomla, visit this link.