This course provides you with an understanding of what a CMS is, the difference between hosted and non-hosted CMSs, benefits and limitations of a hosted CMS, things to look for in a hosted CMS, and a generic design method for designing in hosted CMS.
- [Narrator] In this course, Designing for hosted CMS, we're going to take a look at a lot of different things. On the right over here, I have just a sampling of some of the content management systems available today. We're going to go through and talk about what a content management system is and kind of break it down pretty simply just to show you, generically, what they are. These can be used in all types of contexts. These can be used, there's a hosted version which is something like a Wix, or Shopify, or Webflow, et cetera, or Squarespace And also an open-source version of a CMS like a WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, all these types of things.
So we will break down what a Content Management System is, and what it means in our context as we learn. We're also going to talk, like I said, about hosted versus non-hosted. Talk about open-source CMS, WordPress, Drupal, that type of thing. Why you should or shouldn't use one. We're just going to talk a little bit about some of the reasons why. We're going to discuss a few of the most popular. Just give an idea of what's out there. And also show you different charts that are available that you can go through and see "Well, maybe I want this one over this one." We'll talk about design considerations as well.
That's something we'll do coming towards the end after we discuss the different types and what they are. So let's begin all this by talking about, generically, what a Content Management System is next.
This course compares different hosted CMS services available today. A CMS design process is discussed to illustrate how to handle unique challenges that can occur depending on the selection you make. Tips both specific to hosted CMSs and for design in general are presented. These tips range from picking the right template and optimizing the images you choose, to choosing compelling imagery.