Top 50: Web Content Management
Content management systems and the various technology solutions available that afford brands – and individuals – an opportunity to create and manage a digital presence are an absolute essential purchase for information publishers and services providers on the ‘Net today. In fact, they can’t really build a website without one (well, they can, but they probably would not want to).
The software systems available for managing a Web presence in 2015 are truly sophisticated marvels of technology and digital engineering. Satisfying nearly every need of digital business (or at least a majority of them), solutions for Web content management can vary wildly in the range of features they provide – and what’s more, they come in numerous varieties; they are built in different languages (PHP, ASP, ColdFusion, even Ruby on Rails), are offered in commercial and open-source forms, are designed specifically for small businesses or for large enterprises, are pleasantly inexpensive at times and, often, shockingly expensive at others. Content management software is the foundation of millions of enterprises today, making an exploration of the landscape imperative.
There are so many choices, however, that selecting the “right” vendor for an enterprise and its broader digital initiatives is a harrowing process on all those involved (access a list of essential selection criteria on the Web at wsm.co/choosecms). In this month’s edition of Top 50 from Website Magazine, readers will find 50 of the most popular solutions for Web content management, those that have earned their place in the digital universe by providing a feature rich, reliable means to establish a presence on the ‘Net.
Do-It-Yourself Web Tech
Internet professionals should keep in mind that there are hundreds of possible solutions for building high-functioning digital properties; those just getting started with their digital endeavors may want to consider a “do-it-yourself” Web solution, including Wix, Weebly, Yola or Squarespace. See how these offerings stack up at wsm.co/cmsdiy.