Importance of Open Source Web DevelopmentOpen Source Web Development is used by most of the companies today to ease the task of web development. It encompasses the usage of web applications and easy to distribute codes that are developed by the web developers belonging to open source community. Some of the open source web development platforms available in the market are OSCommerce, Joomla, WordPress, X-Cart, Magento and so on and so forth. The kind of open source web development that should be brought to use depends entirely on the nature of a website and the technology that fits the website perfectly. The indispensable aspect of using open source is its free availability. The website owners are facilitated to customize web applications and carry out changes in other online processes as per their requirements.How it can be a great solution for companies?To be more specific, Open source web development is also called as Content Management System. It is one of the most significant ways of keeping a good track of all the content given on the website. Making amendments and further saving the same for future reference is what that CMS is used for. The content that open source web development stores can be stored in desired form and format that is, images, text, videos, music or documents. The best part of using CMS is that anyone can update a website who has access to the OS web development. Highly organized websites facilitate users to make desired changes without their being having appropriate knowledge about the web.Most of the web developers can code their own password protected content management systems. They can either name it as Admin panel or pages to effectively manage the overall website. While others make use of Open Source Web Development for making tailor-made content management system that suits the website needs. And these days, the CMS that is used extensively and are high in demand is Joomla.Joomla as a CMSThough there is a wide range of CMS available in the market, but the one that is preferred by most of the web developers is Joomla. Joomla is brought to use for posting blogs in a most simplified and convenient way when compared to using Wordpress, Blogger or other platforms. The most important benefit is that it is available for free for all websites and today many powerful websites and applications run with the help of this Open Source technology. The most popular CMS softwares such as Drupal, Joomla and Mambo have extended modules. This is the reason they are used in Open Source web development in India.It is with the help of CMS that owners can make quick and easy modifications in the applications or text as and when required. The easy to operate feature allows hired web developers or owners to save time and reduce company costs massively. If a company has a CMS at disposal, then the need of hiring a web developers reduces to a big extent as all the things and updations can be done without much effort and cost.Kabir Bedi is a professionally experienced web consultant at LeXolution IT Services. Handling a team of professional web designers and developers, he has helped company in successfully delivering comprehensive open source web design solutions to global clients.
Author: Kabir Bedi / Posted: 12-07-2011