Date of Award
Computer Science - Applied Computing Track
TSYS School of Computer Science
Content management systems are becoming increasingly convoluted to use. Existing website creation systems require users without programming knowledge to scour documentation. A CMS should be intuitive, something a user can pick up and use right away. Simplicity is key when targeting layman users who have no web development knowledge. This project aims to create a simple and intuitive content management system, CMSVega, which users can pick up and use with minimal web development knowledge. A blind study was conducted to compare CMSVega against popular Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla systems. After having recreated a webpage using each CMS, participants were asked to pick their favorite, where 70% chose CMSVega. Participants gave CMSVega a rating of over 76% satisfaction in categories such as ease of use, time required to complete task, and achieving overall success of task. The outcome of the results suggests that users favor simplicity in applications.
Nedumpurath, Roshan P.J., "CMSVega: A Content Management System for the Layman" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 110.