Existing CMS

It is vital to look at a few other content management systems if I am going to build my own, therefore I have decided to research some of the more prominent ones in the market.

Getgrav (https://getgrav.org/)

Getgrav is a reasonably popular cms that others a lot of features, they are listed here;

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A lot of these features are unecessary for a cms of a branded website.  Such ideas that are not needed are ones like the ultimate control the user has over the site. These consist of being able to add entirely new pages, changing the theme, editing the style/css, adding plugins. The cms the client requires is a lot more restricted,as most of the work is still done by the web agency, but small changes should be done by the client. These include small things like adding an additional team member or editing a blog post.

The visual aspect of the cms is reasonably similar to the one i’m redesigning. Below are images of what the cms looks like.

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You’ll notice the design is similar in the sense of having a sidebar navigation rather than a top navigation. It consists of additional items that aren’t required by the cms I am creating, these are the plugins and themes. While this cms is has a features that are simply unecessary for what I am creating, the simplicity of the layout is very good and is something I should consider for my project.

Webflow (https://webflow.com/)

Webflow is a service for content managers, developers and designers. It has tools for each type of user to take advantage of the service. You will see below that the site has lots of different services available.

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