Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

WordPress CMS site examples

For small, general-purpose business web sites the preferred web application is WordPress. Although best known as a blog (online diary) application WordPress also offers permanent pages as well as posts, making it ideal for a basic information web site with a news page. Limited interactivity with all visitors or just authorised contributors is available through the standard comments and articles system. A strong team at wordpress.org supports and continues to develop this application.

BurstOpen.com (this site)
BurstOpen This site is built on WordPress – articles are displayed under the News tab, while the rest of the content is stored in static pages. The site search function operates on all content thanks to the Search everything plugin by Dan Cameron.
Carrington Equipment
Carrington Equipment web site Built for a national plant and equipment business, this site is designed to be easy for non computer experts to update. News articles are added frequently keeping the content fresh.

Joomla site examples

For web sites with several different types of content or more complex requirements the preferred web application is Joomla. Fine-grained user roles allow for extensive interactivity with different groups of visitors. The Joomla project formed as a spin-off from the popular Mambo web application when the owners changed the licensing arrangements, and the Joomla team is strongly committed to open-source principles.

Cheers Free Maps
Cheers Maps An example of a basic Joomla install with minimal customisation.