14.Content.Management.Systems - Content Management Systems...

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1 Content Management Systems With thanks to Mr. Mark Clulow Lecture 14
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2 Outline r What is a CMS? r Who uses them? r The difference between style, content and function r How to categorise content r What Components are r How Templates work r The advantages of using a CMS
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3 What is a CMS? r CMS stands for Content Management System . r It is literally a system designed to help you manage content. r Found on-line, they fall under the general term 'web site' r Content Management Systems are used by all kinds of people and organisations, including:
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4 Singers
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5 Software Companies
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6 Car Manufacturers
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7 Camera Manufacturers
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8 Magazines
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9 Governments
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10 Universities
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11 The IT1010 Team!
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12 Well-known CMS r Well-known Content Management Systems s Drupal s Joomla! s Movable Type s OpenCMS s PHPNuke s TYPO3 s WordPress
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13 Well-known CMS r These systems are Free and Open Source r For this lecture, we will study Joomla! CMS - the same CMS that powers the UIC web site and the IT1010 web site
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14 Commercial CMS r Many more are available, including commercial CMS that you would have to pay for r Microsoft, Adobe and IBM all offer their own CMS r Commercial CMS costs can be one-off or monthly
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15 The Key Ingredients r There are some vital elements that go into making a CMS work s 1. Web Space / Domain Name s 2. A Database s 3. Dynamic Scripting
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16 Web Space / Domain Name r Photos, videos, documents etc. will need to be stored somewhere on a web server, so that visitors to the CMS can access them r The domain name makes it possible for people to find the CMS
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17 A Database r Any text is stored in here. For example, the address / location of an image you want your visitors to be able to see would be stored in here r Comments added by visitors would also be in here, as would articles or blogs that you write
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