About the Cerritos College Content Management System (CMS)
What is the CMS?
Wikipedia defines CMS as follows:
A Web Content Management System (WCM, WCMS or Web CMS) is content management system (CMS) software, implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images). A WCMS facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and essential Web maintenance functions.
(See the full definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_content_management_system)
The Cerritos College CMS makes maintaining web pages simple. All web authoring is done on campus or at home using a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox and without the need for other applications such as Microsoft FrontPage/Expression/SharePoint or Adobe Dreamweaver. The CMS is free to use for Cerritos College employees whether on campus or away from home.
Web administration has developed a web-based Content Management System with the following goals and benefits:
- Promote, improve and enforce compliance with accessibility standards:
- Automated and manual page checks for accessibility before they become visible to the public
- Pages can be reserved for content approval before becoming visible to the public
- Provide tools for non-technical web authors to manage and create accessible web pages:
- Feature a WYSIWIG editor
- No HTML or scripting knowledge necessary
- Accessibility report tool available for web authors
- Reusable components - photo gallery, department calendar, etc...
- Promote branding standards
- Separate content from design using CSS styles
- Templates provide consistent layout and allows web sites to be portable and easy to update
- Manage web sites/content
- Eliminate use of software such as FrontPage/Expression/SharePoint/Dreamweaver
- Provide web administrators a graphical interface for the administration of the CMS