Content Management Systems: Responsive Web Design part 01

When undertaking the challenge of web design it is important to know what methods you will be using.  Content Management System (CMS) is one of the more popular methods of web design around, creating the website from scratch.  This method is not only used for a brand new web design, but it is possible to integrate a CMS into an existing website, making it a far more responsive web design.


If you make the decision to incorporate a CMS to your web design the first thing you need to consider is which web design CMS you will want to use. a quick search online will tell you what you need to know about web design CMS.  It is best to go with a software that has plenty of support and is well-reputed.  Sometimes it can be difficult to know what you need and if you're a first-timer at web design, ease-of-use is important.   There are many free and popular CMS that are easy to use such as, Joomla, Drupal and Open Cart.  They are noted for their user-friendliness and plenty of web designs forums and support can offer much advice and tutorials on these web design CMSs.

Joomla is a prime example of a CMS which incorporates a responsive web design approach and has lots of good features that are good for a first-time web design.  Although it is one of many, the steps in web design will not vary too greatly, there are some concepts and features that can be different from one CMS to another.  Choosing the template of your web design will be the first step you will take with the CMS.  This will include colour scheme and overall layout of the web design.  It is important that you have the proper colour scheme that you like and desire.  The reason this is import before layout, is because items can always be moved around and changed, regardless of the chosen layout. Colour, however, cannot be changed without a certain level of programming knowledge.  So you've chosen a good tenplate that you like.  Next, you will need documentation about the web design template you've chosen.   This will include ways to position certain components of your web design that will provide an appealing and responsive web design, giving you an idea of how things will look in the final product.

The next course of action would be to tailor the configuration of the CMS for your own information.  In the web design administration section, you can change and place all information including admin email address, site name, site title, meta tags and info about the server. This information is important to your web design because with the wrong information your web design will not work, especially server and database information.

Components on the web design are the next step.  Generally, a CMS web design's layout will include something like an article placed in the centre, with other modules and components laid out around and in other parts of the page.  Because of this, your best bet is to create articles in your web design to stant as content pages.  However, keep these open to future changes, therefore, it is best to keep all your articles categorized.  After all the articles you need are create in your web design, you will need to have a menu to navigate all the content on your web design.   And that's all there is to it for the first steps.  You now have a basic brochure web design for your online visitors to enjoy.