At DKID, software is obviously an integral part of everything
we do. We use modern software to edit photographs, design
posters, layout books, create web-sites and do our email. We
also, however, write custom software to help us and our clients
in their day-to-day business.
When we are asked to create a web-site for a customer
and they express a need to be able to change some - or
all - of the content on that site, then we will
generally create a software solution to the management
of the site. In this regard, our approach is somewhat
different to the approach of many site designers. we
prefer the offline approach as it has many benefits over
the more conventional online database-based Content
Management Systems (CMS).
CMS allow parts of the site to be changed quickly and
simply - you don't need to know how it all works, just
fill in some forms and press the update button at the
end. By using a CMS, you retain tight control of the
style and layout of the site and the system will make it
difficult - if not impossible - to mess things up. With
years of experience working in this way we can pass on
the biggest benefit of the offline approach direct to
our customers - this is a very cost-effective way of
managing your web-site.
In addition to creating semi-custom CMS solutions, we
also have a broader platform consisting of two complete
CMS solutions - one for online retail called
SimpleShop and one for
general website mangement.
The WEBSITES page on this
site lists a number of our sites and indicates whether
they are managed by a CMS or not to give you a flavour
of what we could do for you.
We also write general software, with a particular
emphasis on providing database-to-PDF solutions for
producing attractive and consistent documentation for