First of all, I apologise if I'm not posting in the correct place - I'll gladly ask elsewhere if deemed necessary.
I've got a reasonable amount of experience with HTML and CSS and so far have only ever built websites that I know I'll be maintaining. So although updates might not have been carried out in the most efficient way, I've known the HTML and CSS inside out - never needing further assistance.
From looking around the web for our first foray into the world of CMSs, it seems like a rather daunting place. The options are plentiful, as are opinions regarding each possibility. So, although it seems like there's no 'good' or 'bad' CMS, it would seem that suitability largely depends on the person using it and the task in hand.
With that said, I'd like to ask for some opinions on which CMS is deemed most appropriate for our current needs...
- The websites we make are coded in Dreamweaver (HTML & CSS) - an application we're both very comfortable working in and would like to continue to use. So we have no real need for design templates in a CMS package.
- Our first client (and presumably most/any others that will follow) is a complete technophobe, and so needs to be presented with as few options as possible when they come to alter any content.
- Because we don't/won't use any templates, all content that is to be changed will need to be able to be 'found' by the CMS in question (a process I would rather take place within the CMS as opposed to altering div IDs or Classes).
- Lastly, our first client would like to utilise e-commerce within their site, so any plug-ins or add-ons that make the development and maintainance of this would be a definite plus.
Oh, and I should also mention that we don't have a great deal of capital, so a free one would also be great - but worthy exceptions will definitely be considered.
Thanks for reading this far...