Acronyms and abbreviations commonly used in internet and web content management industries.AcronymExpanded description

Content management

A content management system (CMS ) is critical to the success of almost every website and intranet, and yet many organisations are not familiar with this technology.

This article introduces content management systems and gives an overview of their features and benefits. It should be read by anyone unsure of quite what a CMS can do for them.

Your organisation is unique, and as such, has a unique set of content management system (CMS ) requirements.

You are about to get a website built for your business. Having found a good web design house, you are looking forward to seeing the results of their creative efforts. So far so good.

Most organisations recognise that a content management system (CMS ) is a necessity when maintaining a large corporate website or intranet.

One of the biggest problems websites face is that they lack proper planning in the design and development phase. Generally, the design of the website tends to overreach, in that what is built requires more staff to professionally manage than are available.

This article introduces content management systems and gives an overview of their features and benefits. It should be read by anyone unsure of quite what a CMS can do for them.


Government policy is to encourage departments and agencies to make their services as accessible to disabled people as is reasonably possible. Overall these guidelines have been developed with this aim in mind. Web managers are advised that when there is any doubt then legal advice should be sought.

With more and more countries around the world passing laws about blind and disabled access to the Internet (including the Disability Discrimination Act in the UK), web accessibility has been thrown into the spotlight of the online community. This article attempt to put a stop to the misinformation that has been thrown around and tell you the truth behind web accessibility.

The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people. A website is regarded as a service and therefore falls under this law, and as such must be made accessible to everyone.

In 1995 a new era of accessibility for disabled people began. The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) was passed, stating that:

There's been widespread speculation about the new legislation being introduced under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA ), which will ensure that websites are accessible to blind and disabled users. Try to find specific information about it on the Internet and chances are you'll come up empty handed.

One of the things I find I'm most often fighting with my peers and competitors is the need for your website to be accessible. An Accessible website is a website that caters to the needs of disabled individuals and people using alternative web browsing methods like third party browsers, PDA's, etc. As a business owner, it is important to have a website that meets at least the minimum Web Accessibility Standards. If your website is accessible you stand to benefit from:


Many governments have so far approached the Web with a rather crude strategy of getting every service online. This has resulted in a proliferation of often poor quality websites. The strategy should be to identify the most appropriate government services for the Web and to do them really well.


Finding your way through the maze

Search Engine Optimisation

For most websites, a good Google search engine ranking is important, and that means employing a strategy of building inbound links. At a basic level, Google rates each website by the quality and quantity of sites linking to that website. Not only are the links themselves important, the text of each link is important.


The content on your website needs to be even more carefully thought out than the content on your brochures. This article offers some useful advice on where to start when writing for the web.

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