Are you building a website?
So are you building a website ? or are you looking to have a website built for you?
If the answer to either of those questions are YES, then do you know what or how it’s going to be built? Well let me share a few ideas of exactly how your website could be built.
HTML 5 or CMS
Ok so let me explain a few things first, HTML 5 is web programming language, you use a large library of code to build a website exactly how you want it. CMS or put in plain english a Content Management System, this is a platform on the internet that allows you to build a website but you dont need to know any programming language at all, all you really need to know is how to use a word processing tool like Word.
Obvisouly this has been put very simply and there are technical aspects to both HTML 5 and getting a CMS up and running. There are also pro’s and con’s for both routes and I will now try and explain some so that you have a great understanding when it comes to choosing the right path or even choosing the right designer to develop that website.
Lets start with the Pro’s for HTML 5 and a CMS.
Advantages HTML 5
- Ideal for complex sites and custom coding.
- Unlimited possibilites for creation.
- Traditional HTML programming language.
- Source code will need to be on machine to edit site.
- Content is all held in files on server.
- Hosting is cheap.
- Creativity is handled by themes and plugins.
- NO coding knowledge is needed to create pages/site.
- You log into a database online to edite website (from any computer/device).
- All website data/content including images are held in a database on a server on the internet.
- Easy/fast to change content on a regular basis.
- Installation/Setup is fast.
- Most come with integrated security.
- Most templates (Free or Paid) are responsive (Mobile friendly).
- No FTP client needed to uploard content.
- Search Engines (like Google) LOVE CMS’s.
- Build in BLOG capability.
- Great for use with a Team of employees.
So after you have seen all the advantages for both and I can see what you are saying ‘But the CMS has more advantages !’ yes that doens look like the case, but I also need to share with you the Con’s for both routes and this may show why people have difficulty choosing a route thats best for them or their business.
Now for the Con’s for HTML 5 and a CMS.
Dis-Advantages HTML 5
- FTP Client needed to add content/files to site.
- You need to add your own security to the site.
- Themes can be restricting to the creators creative imagination.
- Requires more computing resources to run (Memory, CPU, Power etc).
- CMS hosting can be higher in cost.
- Speed/Loading can be slower if multiple plugins are used.
Ok so im guessing by now you will have an idea of the route you would like to go down? if not dont worry all website designers should be able to go through all of this with you and help you make a decision based on what you are trying to aim for.
Here are some of the progam’s/services you can use for both HTML 5 and CMS.
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Microsoft Frontpage
- Google Web Designer
- Sublime text
- Visual Studio Code
To wrap this up, both routes will give you a website and they will both look great, they will give you or your business a place on the internet in which to show of your skills/trade.
There are many uses for both systems and there are already large companies out there using CMS over HTML 5 an vic-versa and everyone will argue one is better than the other beciase they prefer it or they have used it for years but at the end of the day it needs to tick all the boxes in your ‘Needs to do’ list and that has to come first.
So I hope this post has helped you learn a little more about creating websites and if you would like to know more or if you would like to get in-touch about getting a website created please get in-touch either in the comments or via our email address email@example.com and we are happy to give edvice to help you with your website needs.
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Scott Taylor – Photographer & Website Designer at JellyBean Creations