The Owner is the person who is overall responsible for a web-related project. As an owner you need to be assured before commissioning a job that the software concerned can cope with the demands of the site, and also that you apportion all the necessary roles so that all aspects of the site will be managed effectively.

TYPO3 puts you in full control of a powerful and flexible system which can deliver at almost any scale, given the right equipment, and which has the right tools to support you in delegating and managing tasks

  • All roles (except hosting) are able to do their work in the TYPO3 back end or front end through a standard web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, regardless of their location, or the operating system they are using.
  • The software they use to accomplish all their work is run directly on, or from, the server (Though they may also choose to work with more specialised tools on their computers, and upload the results through the TYPO3 interface.)
  • Contributors or editors work with text and graphics in much the same way as they would work with a word processor, frequently using a similar interface. They do not need to know HTML, or any of the other underlying code.

Distributing Roles

It is not necessary for all the roles to be invested in separate people, or groups and in smaller organisations they would not be. Nevertheless, for a site to fulfil its potential, all the roles need to be assigned, and all the people concerned need the necessary skills.

Roles can be managed, and function, separately, since this allows you to delegate clearly so as to

  • manage and control work flows to meet your requirements
  • safeguard the integrity of the whole site and
  • ensure scalability.

Equally, you can combine roles flexibly, to allow people to get on with what they are best at while being supported by the rest of the team, and prevented from damaging parts of the system they have no business interacting with.

With the exception of activities relating to the host, everything which is required for TYPO3 to function and to acquire and display content is accessible from a standard browser. What a user is able to do is limited only by the permissions he or she has.  

The CMS enables the people with the knowledge to input the base information. They may not have the editorial skills to produce final copy, but that is a function which can be assigned elsewhere.

Separation of functions

The separation of functions makes it perfectly feasible, for example:

  • to outsource all the design and engineering, while having a single in-house person to do all the content generation and management.
  • Or you can have a person who oversees the content, sets up pages and requests contributors to add content to specific content elements on those pages.
  • Or you can give a department its own section of the site, and let it manage its own content,
  • and so on.

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