This is what a content management system (-based sites are sufficiently confusing to update that the content owners don’t want to touch it, and the web designer or webmaster still has to be involved in every update.If you are building a new website, make sure you (and your staff) are going to be able to add and edit content, without technical knowledge.This can be frustrating if the text is updating faster than you can read a particular section -- especially if the information is important to your company.Most browsers allow you to turn off the automatic feature without much difficulty. Check the box marked "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page." Pages will now not automatically update and instead will ask you to click an on-screen prompt when you are ready for an update. Click on the extension icon (a white circular arrow in a red hexagon) at the top of the screen when you want to stop a page automatically refreshing.We’ve built hundreds of content-rich websites, and is routinely updated by non-technical people.
A professional writer since 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, John Lister ran the press department for the Plain English Campaign until 2005.
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