There are two different types of CMS systems – page-based and item-based. C1 CMS is a page-based system, which visually gives you a 1:1 relation between pages in the administrative console and the pages on your website. This means that when you create a page in C1 CMS, you create a new page on your website. In addition, C1 CMS allows you to work with structured data and thereby reusing content, which is the main advantage in the item-based systems.
Figure 1: Each page in the administrative console is a page on the website.
Data, function and presentation are separated in the system. This means that the design can be changed without affecting the content on the website. Editors therefore only have to focus on the actual content on the website.
Page-based systems versus item-based systems
The advantages of a page-based system are:
- Easy and intuitive to use (1:1 rendering)
- Easier and faster to implement
- Generic (automatic) rendering model
The advantages of an item-based system are:
- ”True” data structure – acting like an ”old-fashioned” DB application
- No limitations – in layout, data or functionality
- Re-use of content
In C1 CMS you are able to work with real structured data in a page-based system, giving you the advantages from both types of systems.
C1 CMS supports the latest versions of widely used web browsers:
- Google Chrome (recommended)
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer (version 9 or later)
- Apple Safari