There are many different CMSs available. Many are proprietary to a certain firm or webhost and many are open to anyone. We recommend the latter as it does not tie you down to one company with your website under their control. The three most popular (and free!) CMSs available to anyone across the web are WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal. Which system is best for you depends on your specific needs.
If you are interested in using a content management system for your website your first step (after hiring CityCenter Co. to do the conversion) is to determine which CMS is right for you.
WordPress: It has available, an excellent system which provides, through third party developers, a large variety of easy to add functionality such as photo galleries, contact forms, slideshows, calendars, banner ads and much more. Examples of WordPress sites we have created are www.fedde.com, www.rosebowl-renovations.com, and www.melindalee.com.
Joomla!: This is a more robust CMS for larger, more complex sites. It has a great deal of functionality built in or available through third party developers and can grow handle almost any sized website. Examples of Joomla sites CityCenter Co. has worked on are www.skatepasadena.com and www.descansogardens.org.
Drupal: Another powerful CMS, Drupal is an excellent choice for websites that rely heavily on a database for dynamic content. Many government (such as WhiteHouse.gov) and entertainment sites are built with Drupal. An example of a Drupal site we designed is www.uppcolleges.com.
If you are interested in discussing which solution is right for your website, feel free to contact CityCenter Co. at 626.449.0100.