A Content Management System (CMS) keeps track of every piece of content on your website by storing content in an online database. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that once the site is built the customer can login through an admin area to make their own updates. This requires little technical skill or knowledge of HTML. If you can type an email, you can probably update your own website.

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables us to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. There are literally thousands of extensions, modules, plugins, and components that allow a developer to make your website do just about anything you can imagine.

WordPress is an open source CMS, often used as a blog publishing application, also powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plugin architecture and a template structure. WordPress has quickly come up to rival Joomla's power to build an entire site using this CMS.

Both Joomla and Wordpress have their pros and cons. Under Watercolours has built many of both and we are well versed in both systems so that we can make the right recommendations for your needs.