Why use a Content Management (CMS)

If you are building search-engine-friendly Web sites and want them to be scalable, you should be using a content management system rather than building sites with plain HTML pages or Dreamweaver templates.

A content management system:

  • generally stores your content in a database
  • keeps the design of the site separate from the content
  • makes it so that to update something on every page of your CMS Web site you generally only have to update it in one place, not on every individual page of the Web site.

This makes content management systems highly scalable.

Also, good content management systems allow non-technical users add and edit the content without needing to know any HTML or Web design knowledge.