I recently agreed to work on making a website for the College Republicans here at SMSU. It took a while to think of a good domain name, and to decide on certain configuration options, but I have finally done it.
Today, the foundations of SMSU Politics have been laid. It is a site ran off of my own web servers using the Drupal CMS. Definately not the easiest system to understand at first, but looks HIGHLY customizable.
CMS, or Content Management Systems, come in wide varieties. Some are designed for beginners, and others for experts. Some even fall in between these categories. It is important to choose one that fits your needs.
When “shopping around” for a CMS, be sure to go to Open Source CMS to use their demo CMS’s . It will greatly help in determining what is appropriate for your needs. They have demos for most of the major CMS systems on the internet.