What does a CMS developer do?

CMS developer

CMS systems from the point of view of organizing work with the site. What to look for when choosing a content management system.

Let me remind you that I am writing not for programmers, but rather for users, including business representatives, as well as to help my colleagues. I regularly have to answer many questions related to the choice of CMS. And often you have to start with the simplest thing – what it is.

It would seem that “site engines”, as CMS are often called, are widely used, and there is nothing complicated about them. But practice shows that this is not entirely true. Even those who already have sites and are constantly updating information through the administrative section of the CMS often do not understand what they are working with.

To get the expected result, it is very important to understand what exactly you need, and also be able to explain it to specialists. And here terminology plays a huge role. See details at website

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Two different views on CMS

Any CMS system can be viewed from two points of view:

  • Access to information for site visitors;
  • A tool for organizing the work of a programmer, authors and editors.

From the point of view of visitor access to information, CMS is a tool that generates site code that browsers can understand. Those. thanks to the software solutions available in the CMS, your visitors will be able to enter the site, see the information, and designed the way you planned.

Let us consider the second point of view in a little more detail. If in the recent past the site was most often dealt with exclusively by the programmer, since he had to work directly with the code, now the situation is completely different. Websites have become more complex, and tools allow much of the work to be done at the user level.

As a result, the site is usually occupied by:

  • Programmer. Creates the “shell” itself, i.e. customizes the appearance of the site, various tools for interactive communication with users, etc.
  • Content author. The person who writes materials for the site.
  • An editor or, as they say, a content manager. The person, who designs the materials on the site, adds videos, graphics, etc.

Often the authors of the articles do the work of the editor themselves. In this case, the person writes the text himself, prepares, and places it on the site. It all depends on the volume of each type of work and other features of the organization of labor in each specific case.

How it works:

-Step 1. The design is created, i.e. general “picture” of how the site pages will look. This is what web designers do. After agreeing on the appearance of the pages, these specialists are not involved in the work.

-Step 2. The programmer (layout designer) creates a “site theme” based on the design. At this stage, the picture turns into HTML-code with many pictures and descriptions of styles, i.e. how the information will be displayed on the site, in what font, in what colors, etc.

-Step 3. The programmer connects the theme to the CMS and makes other necessary settings.

-Step 4. Authors and content managers create content and fill the site with information.

Thus, a ready-made website is obtained, consisting, in fact, of three main components – CMS, theme (design), and content.

Thus, a ready-made website is obtained, consisting, in fact, of three main components – CMS, theme (design), and content.

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Using a CMS allows you to solve the issue of quick and effective interaction between different specialists. For example, before the creation of the CMS, to add text to the site or even edit the detected typos, it was necessary to contact the programmer, and he, already in the code, made the changes. Any design fixes were even more time-consuming and difficult, since the programmer also dealt with this, and he corrected each page separately. Now changes are made once – to the site theme. Further, the CMS automatically generates pages with an updated design.


Heather Breese
Heather Breese is a qualified writer who fell in love with creativity and became a specialist creator and writer, focused on readers and market need.

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