PHP CMS Light Weight
When you pick a CMS, it can't hurt to do a little homework. You've heard of the big players; like Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. Although these CMS' have great features and expandability, they may not offer the typical website owner the styling flexibility and performance of a Lightweight PHP CMS. From a web developer's point of view, you get very well acquainted with how long page load times takes with some platfroms; since you saving and testing can run into the hundreds of thousands. When you do this, you can see and feel a huge difference between 1/10 of a second and 2 seconds. Throw in a slow web cafe and 2 turns to four.
After years using Joomla and WordPress for content management, we made the switch to a custom php cms since it delivered better performance, exact styling and faster completion.
As a case study, remember an example with someone who spent countless hours to build a website with WordPress. Then, I copied his source code and dumped it into Sitemakin CMS. Then, I opened up the editor and made some changes. All of this took place in less than 2 minutes. Then, a quick eyeball even showed how much faster of a load time the new site had over the original.
Also, if you go custom coded sites you can also php code around any other templates that come with the package. Many template companies now provide so much good code at a very affordable price. Code that is much more workable on a customizable level.