Tutorial on Content Management System Web Development for Real-Time Sites

Most websites and apps in the digital media realm are driven by content management systems (CMS). When it comes to CMS Web designing for such purposes, it`s best to put emphasis on substance rather than form.

Most websites and apps in the digital media realm are driven by content management systems (CMS). When it comes to CMS Web designing for such purposes, it`s best to put emphasis on substance rather than form.

Methods of user interface and user experience design for the dynamic field of content-based digital media.

The vast majority of web applications and mobile apps, especially in the online media space, are powered by content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, and others. These structures emerged in response to the fast-paced, ever-evolving nature of the internet, where content is king.

Most websites were built in the past were static, meaning they couldn`t change as the user`s needs did. They are now understood to be living systems, and an ideal method of designing for them has been developed.

This is a primer for web designers who want to move beyond designing landing pages and one-page sites and into designing for content-driven applications such as news sites, blogs, and social networks where users frequently publish content. To successfully make this shift, designers will need to be familiar with the typical organizational structure of such applications and to adopt a “content-first” mentality during the design process.

CMS IA Patterns Layout of Content Management System-Based Websites

If working on the UX (user experience) and designing from scratch, designers should have a mental model of the common information architecture patterns in a CMS-driven application. Many of these applications share core page types, and their connections follow predictable patterns, with the “post” at their centre. Theoretically, there`s no restriction on how many job openings can be listed in a resume.

In the headlines

This is the main entrance, which many people mistake for the main page.

Common when there`s a lot of data to sift through, it draws attention to what`s truly essential.

Posts on this page are usually edited down to reveal only the most essential information.

Posts Archive Page

If the “post” is the fundamental unit of a CMS-driven application, then the post page is where all of the post`s publicly accessible information is displayed.

This page, which could be an article or informational page about a specific event, person, group, product, etc., is probably the most important page in the entire application.

Multiple post categories and post page types may be used in more complex applications.

Listings/Categories Page

This page is helpful for displaying all available posts and allowing users to filter them according to various criteria, such as category, attribute, or other.

Sorting options are helpful when there is a great deal of data to process.

Site Search Page

Smaller applications may not need a dedicated search page, but having one is always a good idea.

It`s possible to combine it with the list or category page in some cases.

User/Author Biography

Every contributor who makes more than one post will be recognised on this page.

In contrast to large multi-author news sites, content-driven social networks, and user-generated applications, this step is often skipped by smaller news sites and single-author blogs.

A list of the user`s posts, a common and useful practise, should be included on this page.

Your Home Base, or Dashboard

A user`s personalised newsfeed or recommended content, as well as recent activity and status updates, are all presented on this page.

It is mandatory for gated apps and social network apps to have access to the user`s home, but for most other apps, it is either unnecessary or irrelevant.

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