City & Municipality Website Designers
This company offers tie dye t-shirts and custom printed t-shirts. Our job was to come up with a great looking layout and make a custom shopping cart system that would be easy for their non-technical employees to manage. Additionally they wanted a way that they could change the text on any of the pages. To handle this part of their request our programmers came up with a very simple to use back end or admin area that they can easily manage. There is no programming required, they simply type in plain English what they want to appear on the Internet, click “Update” and it is done. Fashion changes all the time so they don’t want to be paying a programmer or developer to constantly make updates for them. With our easy to use CMS they can handle all updates on their own. This is an example of a Content Management System or CMS used in an eCommerce web design.
With t-shirts there are options that we have to build into the shopping cart system. For example a tie dye pattern may be available in different colors. There are many different styles and each style is available in several different sizes. Many vendors of wholesale t-shirts will have higher prices for some of the bigger sizes such as XL, XXL and XXXL. From the admin they can login with their user id and password and setup the base price and separate prices for the larger sizes.
The City of Bay Harbor Islands wanted an ecommerce website with a content management system where they could make updates to the website without waiting for someone else to get it done. Now with our easy to use content management system also known as a CMS the employees within the municipality are able to make updates on their own. We were also able to allow one administrator of the website to control what type of access another administrator will be allowed to have. Within municipalities there are many employees and one employee may need access to only the News and Calendar of Events section of the website. The main administrator is able to give someone else access to only those things that they should be allowed to access. The people who live within the city are able to pay their bills online which makes collection more efficient for the municipality.
To clear up any possible confusion about CMS websites, this is the same as a “Database Driven” website. We have been making websites since 1995 and back in the early days when someone wanted to make changes to their own website without having to have a programmer make the changes we made a database driven website for them. Today this same style of website is referred to as a Content Management Website or Content Management System. Some people prefer the acronym CMS. All of these things refer to the same style of website: cms, content management system, content management website and database driven website. Some CMS sites also have ecommerce which means that you can buy things online.