Custom WebSite Content Management System
WebSite Design Considerations For a Content Managed CMS WebSite
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WWWHelper no longer directly designs web pages, but will assist you to get a website designed by several methods:
I will help you to have a web design created by a professional web designer. [ More Info ]
Or help you convert a design website templates from one of the thousands available from website templates services. [ More Info ]
Or help you convert a design from one of the many free, open source, or paid website templates services which is easily in the thousands to choose from. [ More Info ] or [ More Info ]
If you have a web designer on staff, or an aspiring designer in your family or the kid next door just show him the below design requirements and they will be able to create your template for your Content Managed CMS WebSite.
This system works best with one of the following 3 general page layouts. The basic setup fee includes setup of your premade website design and integration into the Content Managed CMS WebSite system.
Please consider these items when obtaining or creating your site's web design:
The header is typically where your logo or Site Title goes. Additionally, at the bottom of your header is where your main site navigation usually goes. Such as Home - About Us - Contact Us - etc. These of course can be elsewhere on the website such as they are on this web site.
The Left (or Right) sidebar(s) are typically where your content Navigation links, other than the common site links listed above, are listed. If you use the 3 column layout you have an extra column on the left or right for additional specialized content. In either the left or right column (below the category navigation) you will be able to add/edit/delete the content within these areas yourself via our CMS system.
The center column, is of course where you content goes. You as a website owner will have total management control of this area.
Since speed of page loading is important the use of images should be kept to a minimum but that is a personal decision. One other reason to consider keeping images to the minimum is the Content Managed CMS WebSite allows you to edit parts of your website template yourself but not where site wide images are used in the site template.
These are the 3 most typical layouts used in 90 plus percent of websites. The Content Managed CMS WebSite not only can be used with these types but with more complex web designs. If you do decide to use a more complex design be sure and bring this to Ray's attention prior to arranging for the design of your website template.