Thinking about Platforms

Let the goals for your project lead you in selecting a content management system

Do you need a CMS?

  • How much content are you producing, and in what format? Something simple like Github pages might work.

What are your technical infrastructure needs for this project?

  • Do you need web hosting? (Try Reclaim:
  • Will you need direct server access?
  • Who will be responsible for setting up and maintaining the project?
  • Does this project require preservation or is it meant to be more ephemeral?


  • Look for themes that are responsive so your site works on many platforms
  • Check to make sure that you’re design/build is accessible: