Let’s Talk- CMS vs HTML
I’m excited because a year ago this month I decided to create NRStyle as part of my lifestyle and OOTD journey, which yes! I’m still a “newbie” and I’m still learning as I go. I’ve learned a few things during the passing months that I wish I knew before I created my blog. It’s all good! You learn from your mistakes and if you’re passionate about what you do you will apply those lessons and become better.
I guess it’s true what they say, “patience is a virtue” and sadly, I lack patience. Sometimes I come up with ideas and I’m so eager to bring them to life without having a solid plan. Well, no bueno! One thing I wish I knew before I created my blog is the diverse types of web creators and their formats/templates. When I created my blog, I thought all I needed was a domain, customize the website then I was ready to go. Simple as that. Sounds easy right? Well you can but before you do, make sure you find the right web creator that fits the needs of your website. I’m not a web designer nor have I been blogging for years. What I know is based on research and experience.
Your main goal should be to design a website that’s both attractive and helpful to your viewers but most importantly being able to easily manage and make changes without getting caught up in any technical issues and that’s what CMS does.
CMS (Content Management System) is an application that allows you to create, edit, manage and publish content through a graphical user interface. You can use this format to publish a status update or upload a photo without having to learn any programming language.
Vs. HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) which is a programming language for creating any website. This language is used to create and customize templates that are ideal for websites that have only one or two pages. Once your website is live, you do not need to install any updates or regularly backup. If nothing is changed, you can just backup your website once and forget about it. If you want any additional features like the addition of a store, gallery, updates you might want to hire a developer and in most cases, they would recommend you move to WordPress which is a free and open – source Content Management System (CMS).
For the past year, I’ve been utilizing 1and1 as my web host along with their My Website Basic package which (even though no knowledge of HTML or CSS programming language is required) I feel like it’s not ideal for blogging or creating a website that contains multiple pages. My Website editor allows you to easily write a text for your site, adjust font size and make other formatting adjustments however, you must enter and do everything manually and because this became frustrating I decided to change to WordPress. I’ve been trying it out for a few weeks now and I must say that so far, I like it and I feel it’s exactly what I need. These are just a few tips from my experience which I hope you’ll find helpful if you are considering creating a website or blog. I will strongly recommend you to please do your research first and come up with a plan before anything. I can’t wait to transfer my domain to WordPress and update my blog.
I hope this info can be helpful for those who are considering to have a blog or any type of Website. If any questions please comment below and as always, I’m open for any suggestions.
Hope you guys have a good day!