Quick.Cms is one of the simplest CMS systems, one of which that is actually worth noticing. The script works great with simple company pages, but there are some very advanced implementations.
The script is free and is chosen by the designers and programmers that want to create their simple websites quickly and easily without excessive server load.
It can be downloaded and viewed at www.OpenSolution.org.
Installation and simplicity of modification
Quick.Cms stores data in flat files, so installation means just setting permissions for few catalogues on the server. It takes only a couple of minutes. Nature of the script allows for very simple page design modifications, which is mainly just dealing with CSS.
Managing menus, pages, images and configurations does not require any special knowledge or skills. The clients who are going to manage the page should not have any problems with it even if they have no experience with CMS systems. This is so due to transparency of the administration panel and a popular WYSIWYG editor - TinyMCE.
Even though this script is not as popular as other CMS systems, its community is very well developed. It's interesting to know, that creators of Quick.Cms themselves share their knowledge and support in docs, FAQ and forums.
Good SEO support
Positioning of Quick.Cms is good due to its clear HTML code, friendly links and possibility to define titles, meta descriptions and names of links for each subpage.
Efficiency and requirements
If a script is not too developed, it can work with a high traffic because it's incredibly fast. It don't need to connect to a database such as SQL. Don't have big requirement on the server. The script takes about 1 MB of disk space.
Standards, standards, standards ...
Not many systems can be said to confirm to so many standards, like XHTML 1.1, CSS, MVC and WAI (handicapped accessible pages). The last of these standards can be a significant 'pro', especially for those who want to create a public office page. Implementations like these have actually been made.
The script inlcudes a built-in mobile version. When loading a page on your cell, you can choose a page version with less graphics, more content oriented instead.
Quick.Cart is a script that is an extension of Quick.Cms with shopping cart functionalities. It's only a simple version of what an shopping cart could be, but the additional functionalities it provides can be used even on a regular website, when order placing options are disabled.
Plugins and templates
The script does not have abundance (like thousands) of plugins and skins available in other CMS systems. Functionalities that could compete with those of Joomla! or Drupal are available only in paid editions of Quick.Cms.
The database that is an advantage for a simple website can also be a drawback when the site has hundreds of subpages. The fault is in the fact that efficiency of flat files decreases as the amount of data increases.
Modification requires knowledge of PHP
Modifying functionalities often requires knowledge of PHP. Small number of plugins often leads to necessity of making modifications to the script yourself. So when e.g. you need an additional field in a form, it may turn out not to be so easy.
Design modification requires knowledge of CSS and HTML
Quick.Cms does not include any built-in design modification tool. Each time you try to change your page layout you need to edit templates, which luckily are quite clear.
Quick.Cms is a perfect choice when you're planning on making a simple website. It's one of the easiest to use among solutions available on the internet. It requires some knowledge of HTML and CSS to set the page design, since there are not many templates to choose from. When it comes to modifying functionalities, some understanding of PHP language is also necessary. As a consolation, in this script you get a very minimalistic PHP and HTML code, what makes modifications quite straightforward. It is extremely efficient, as long as your website doesn't have hundreds of subpages. For more demanding programmers there's the paid edition or other scripts like Joomla! or Drupal.