Some of us remember a time when the only things marketed to children were toys. Ricochet Racers, Hungry, Hungry Hippo! Digital Derby, Barbie (of course) and Hot Wheels. That was when a kid had to pester their parents to buy them stuff.
“Pass this note along to Stephanie? C'mon, do it! Quick before Mr. Belding sees!” Kids want attention. Maybe it’s from that cute new girl in elementary school or maybe by being the class clown, getting laughs at the teacher’s expense. Fast forward to today; advertising isn’t much different.
Remember film strips in 6th grade science class? Or the teacher struggling to load a VHS tape into a BetaMax player? Rotary dial phones? Someday soon, if not today, textbooks will be joining this list, replaced by “supercomputers” in the forms of phones and tablets.
A content management system (CMS) is a tool that allows non-technical persons to add to and update a site’s content. Using one, non-technical people can write and format text, add images, and manage a content flow easily and effectively. Some developers build custom content management systems for clients. Many websites use no CMS at all, and you'd probably never know it. Ultimately, no CMS is perfect, and not every site needs one. Do you?