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How a Low-Code CMS Improves the Higher Ed User Experience

The websites of colleges and universities have thousands of web pages. New pages are created, and old ones updated frequently. Managing such a website and keeping it current takes a lot of effort and time.  A low-code CMS, purpose-built for higher education, can be a game changer. 

A low-code CMS allows non-technical content creators to design and create sophisticated web pages from scratch in a fraction of the time. It has built-in tools that minimize the need for coding, a low-code approach to website management. That means marketing professionals can design new web page layouts, landing pages and microsites—all without requiring a developer or HTML knowledge.  

In a previous blog post, we explained how a low-code CMS can help you reduce web development costs. In this one, we’re discussing how it improves user experience.  

How Does a Low-Code CMS Improve User Experience?  

A low-code CMS is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, perfect for higher ed marketers who are not tech-savvy. With low-code, modular layout creation, they can design most of the landing pages, homepages, and informational pages. And they can do so quickly and easily, with those changes appearing immediately and globally throughout the site. Information is never out of date. Web governance is always in check. And accessibility and security compliance are non-issues.  

Design efficiently with drag and drop elements 

It empowers teams to build web pages faster and more efficiently with fewer staff resources by providing built-in, friction-free tools for website design and modular layout creation. Content contributors can drag-and-drop design elements to create dynamic new pages—with little-to-no coding needed.  

There’s also the option to access an archive of quality prebuilt tiles or content blocks that can be copied, modified and published quickly. Best of all, a low-code CMS features non-destructive, fail-proof design; if you don’t like what you’ve created, you can simply revert to the original design. 

Create pages faster with prebuilt modular layouts  

Prebuilt modular layouts make it easy for content contributors to create a new page and update existing ones. Simply browse the prebuilt tiles and content blocks, choose and duplicate. No glitchy design code needs to be added.   

Control the visitors' experience with full web page customization capabilities 

A best-in-class CMS blurs the lines between no-code, easy-to-use website solutions and those with the full customization features of XSLT templates that developers favor. This type of flexible coding satisfies users at each end of the spectrum. IT staff are no longer tasked with routine web page creation, and marketers can quickly design new web pages for any purpose.  

A next-generation CMS will include low-code page creation for novices while retaining flexibility for coders and developers to build dynamic, complex web pages. 

Want to learn how you can transform the way you manage your website?  

A low-code, next-generation CMS transforms how higher ed professionals manage their websites and create pages. It’s easy because all the necessary tools and features are at their fingertips.  

With all the above-mentioned robust product capabilities, Modern Campus Omni CMS is a complete solution with modules and partnerships designed specifically to serve the needs of colleges and universities. 


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Last updated: September 15, 2022


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