Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems in Staffordshire

In modern business the quality and relevance of your online content is critical to the success of your business.

A Content Management System (CMS for short) offers you the flexibility and freedom to quickly add, delete and edit the content of your website. You don’t need any technical skills or programming knowledge. It means you can respond to market demands instantaneously, keeping you in ultimate control of your business.

By keeping your website fresh for your customers with a Content Management System, you could enhance your findability on search engines too.

We have a variety of Content Management Systems which we have developed for companies across Staffordshire and the UK. If you’d like to explore how our Content Management Systems can empower your business, please let us know. We’ll be happy to set up a demonstration for you.

How does a Content Management System work?

First, we’ll design your website with ‘dynamic’ pages. A dynamic web page is simply a page where the content is created from a database each time the page is viewed. If you change the information in the database, the next time someone views that page it will display the new information. We’ll then set up a secure admin area that you can access from any computer that has internet access. Once logged in, you’ll be able to view, add, edit and delete the content. As you change this content it will update the database that is used to display your website’s ‘dynamic’ content – therefore updating your website.

What are the advantages to having a CMS?

Cost: The most obvious advantage is that you can change your website’s content yourself at no cost. Whether you want to add a news item, change the price of a product or advertise a special offer, a CMS allows you to make changes and modifications without having to pay for the services of a web designer.

Keep up to date: It is crucial to have current and up to date content on your website.  A CMS will ensure that you keep your web content current and relevant. It ensures your customers are always informed about what’s happening in your company in real-time, so there’s never a time lag between your company’s status, developments, products, services and offerings.

Flexibility: A CMS gives you the flexibility to build content over time.  For example, you may only have limited information at website launch, but subsequently you may need to add more content.  In this instance, a CMS is the ideal cost effective solution that allows your site to evolve with your needs.

Your website will be built with an integrated CMS that will allow you to add content as often as you like – so you can get your site up and running as quickly and easily.

Where to start?

We start by researching your company’s needs and discussing which content on your website you would like to be able to change. We’ll then custom build your CMS, in conjunction with designing your website. We use the same styles (fonts, colours, layout etc) across both the website and the CMS. This means that when you amend the content it will automatically be formatted so that it looks like it will on your website, allowing you to concentrate on the content rather than getting bogged down by the design.

How much does a Content Management System cost?

The cost of your CMS will depend on the technical complexity of your website. For example, the CMS for a five page brochure style website will  cost much less than an online shop with fully integrated secure payments and stock controls. Please get in touch with us for a free no obligation quote or pop in to our web design studio in Staffordshire to discuss your requirements.

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Vince Edmunds

VINCE EDMUNDS ART

Many people have commented on the look and feel of my new website, and I have received nothing but compliments about it. The fact that I had a dedicated Project Manager for the complete build was excellent and enabled me to have easy access to the team for any communication that I needed. I would definitely recommend Red Box to anyone I know who is setting up in business and needs a professional looking website.

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Carole Chamber

The Stafford Directory

Red Box has offered us an excellent service in getting our website up and running. Not only are the team at Red Box highly experienced, they are extremely easy to work with which has been a great help considering how busy we can be. The outstanding quality of our website has helped us to rank well in Google and Red Box even made sure that our newly designed website is mobile friendly. Choosing Red Box to assist us in creating a website that represented our vision was an excellent decision. We would highly recommend Red Box as they created a wonderful website with little input and they are extremely easy to work with.

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Eamonn Dennis

The Conflict Training Company

Red Box Web Design has been our IT partner for over six years. They have been partners in the truest sense. We have worked with them to build and maintain all our major IT projects including our websites, booking system, customer contact management system and our on-going search optimisation programme. Initially we contacted them to build our website and found they paid great attention to the details of the type of site we wanted and proceeded to build it to our specification. We prefer to build systems to our specification and have found that the technical skills available at Red Box have always comfortably been up to the task. Considering the work we do the business relationships are always important to us and we have found the team at Red Box to be very friendly, responsive and easy to work with. An absolute first class service we highly recommend.

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