Content Management Overview
The Web Content Management System (WCMS) is a content management system designed specifically for use on Florida Tech websites. This system is intended to service websites that reside on the Florida Tech domain that utilize of the university standard template. Under certain circumstances, the WCMS may be used on other websites on the Florida Tech domain as well.
The WCMS strives to accomplish these goals in a way that is easy and intuitive. The toolset allows editors to focus more on content than on design, which enhances the quality of Web pages and preserves consistency throughout the university's website.
Why Build a Content Management System?
Florida Tech has a very large website (well, many websites) that each have their own very unique set of requirements. Most off-the-shelf products fail to provide the flexibility the university needs to expand and enhance its presence on the Web effectively. Others simply lack the usability that our editors need to get the job done.
Since the WCMS was custom-built, we were able to focus on both usability and flexibility issues. As a result, the WCMS is much easier to use than most content management systems, which means that less time will be spent learning how to use it and more time will be spent on what's important: your website's content.
We've made drastic improvements over previous website versions to comply with W3C Web Standards. In a nutshell, Web Standards help improve a website's maintainability while making it more accessible to users with disabilities and alternative browsing devices. If a Web page validates, it generally meets the standard we're trying to achieve.