CMS is friendly software used for managing the content of web design projects. You can also use CMS for keeping your documents and sharing them with your collections. For instance some information of your company is stored by means of CMS. So, each of your collections can add, change or update the content of your company's web site, its images and audio files. Here and now we see that CMS is acknowledged to be a necessary tool for managing web site content.
CMS helps to separate design of web site from its content. It means designer develops a web site and gives it to its owner or manager who can fill a certain design with different content. If necessary the content of web site, its images and graphics can be easily edited without interference into design of web site. All changes become visible as soon as you make them. (Do not forget to reload page after making changes). Even if you are not an expert of HTML coding, you can easily manage the content of your web site yourself.
There is a wide range of CMS's available for use. Some of them are free like Joomla, WebGUI, Bricolage, Mambo and some of them are commercial ones like Bitrix, Drupal, etc. Joomla notably stands out from the other CMS's thanks to its quality and usability.
Joomla and Mambo CMS have been developed by the same professionals of web design industry. So, they possess a lot of common features. For example similar code, system requirements, etc. At the same time new releases of Joomla will differ from Mambo. Having compared Joomla and Mambo CMS's you can notice that Joomla has more options, better security issues, regular updates, additional Built-in-Applications, etc.
CMS has one more feature that is important to mention. It can be used like a basement for web templates. So, more and more web developers decide on CMS while creating their templates. Taking into consideration that Joomla is a comfortable, well-coded and easy-manageable CMS it was chosen to be the foundation of Joomla Templates. These templates have been launched by the largest and most reliably templates' provider Template Monster and they become very popular among those people who wish to build an outstanding web site.
So, more and more sites are operating on Joomla nowdays. Joomla Templates are easy to use and they give you a chance to manage the content of your web site without going into details of the source code. A user friendly admin panel enables anyone to edit texts, pictures, product images, etc. If you wish to have Joomla like a splendid foundation for your online project, you can choose any example of Joomla Templates offered by Template Monster.