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minimalist design

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-ed websites are built using neutral colored themes, soft but bold fonts and tonned down pictures and graphic effects. This popular style is mostly used in corporate websites.

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vibrant design

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These are websites that are designed using bright colored themes, unconventional layouts, bold fonts and over-the-top pictures and graphic effects. This popular style is mostly used by designers, musicians and photographers primarily to showcase their work.

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grunge design

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-ed websites are built using dark themes, retro fonts and photos and is heavy in graphical illustrations. This is a very popular design type used by those whose message is targeted to those often reffered to as Generation Y (those born in the late 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to the early 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s).

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Site Management

Various technologies are used to put together a vibrant website. One of the distinguishing features for most websites is whether the owners have the ability to manage their content. Some websites have built-in capabilities that allow its owners to change the content of the website through the use of content management systems (CMS) such as Wordpress, Drupal and Magento. Other websites do not have these capabilities and the content can only be changed by a capable web developer. The choice of whether to use a content management system or not is dependant on the proposed functionality of the website - that may or may not favor the deployment of a CMS - and preference of the owners.

cms driven websites CMS driven websites are versatile as they allow their owners to change the content and layout of their website. This is made possible by the

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easy-to-use website back-end provided within the framework of content management system. The use of CMS is best suited for those who have

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the need to keep their website current by constantly publishing new content on the world wide web. These include news and magazine publishers, owners of e-commerce websites, churches and event webpages, just to mention a few.

Screenshot of WordPress CMS Dashboard

non-cms driven websites Non-CMS driven websites are typically coded from scratch by web developers using various programing languages. Non-CMS driven websites give web developers the freedom to design and develop a website in practically any form or shape. The limits to the design and functionality are left to the imagination. Anything is possible. Non-CMS driven websites are typically used to deploy websites that have atypical designs and functionality. They range from the simple brochure website for a sales company to complicated gaming websites.

Screenshot of Web Development in Dreamweaver


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favorite cms driven websites

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