HTML, CSS, CMS, DNN... What does it all mean?
HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language, and this is language used by website creators to develop and design web pages. HTML allows us to add style to text, insert and format images, embed video, customize fonts, add color, and a whole lot more.
Almost every website is made with using HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) coding language. The question is, was it coded from scratch, or is the web page using a CMS to piece the page together more easily?
CMS or Content Management System in meaning of website is a software application used to create and manage digital content. It may provide you with templates, and it will definitely give you a way to create and manage digital content — most often through a user-friendly WYSWYG (What-You-Se-Is-What-You-Get) editor which is similar to using Microsoft Word. CMS applications make maintaining of website easier, and allow you to automate a lot of website functions and interactions with visitors.
Do You need classic HTML website or CMS?
If you decide to create a website that only has one or two pages that will rarely need updating, then using HTML might be ideal.
However, for more businesses, a broader, more dynamic website is needed. A CMS solution is a better option if you’re creating a large website with multiple pages, or if you plan to make changes or additions to your website down the line.
That’s because a CMS will make it easier to do things like edit existing pages, publish new pages, add an online store, create web forms, and so forth.