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    Junior Member Fleet's Avatar
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    What are the advantages and disadvantages of a CMS? I generally like to handwrite my websites in HTML/CSS/Dreamweaver etc. However, I was wondering why someone would chose a CMS over handwritten websites and vice versa.

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    A CMS low you as the designer to develop a product ( the site ) , for clients that want to update their own conent without having to involve you every time there is an update to be made. They can update the site without affecting or breaking the design / layout of the site.

    If you have a CMS in place and the client chooses not to want to do updates ... It makes your job of updating their site a little easier...

    The biggest disadvantage I see to a CMS ( if you didn't create it ), is customizing the site to your design / layout specifications. adding some functionality that a client may want may be difficult if you don't understand how the CMS works ....

    Some CMS's in the early days ( and even some newer ones ), are not really search engine friendly, so getting search engines to index the site properly can be difficult.

    Just my take on it.

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    Advantage to using a CMS that's built properly: you can customize it to do almost anything you want.

    Advantage to using HTML/CSS/Dr*amw*av*r...ummm...errr....uhhhh...you can easily...no, that won't work...uhhh....errrr....yyyyyyyyyyeah. I got nothing.
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