May 16 2008

Aouch!

There’ll be no more CMS articles this week, because of a stupid accident that resulted in a twisted ankle, an unexpected appointment with a radiologist and a lot of wasted time. Doh! The last platform on our list, Xoops, will be reviewed next monday.

Sorry for that, folks.


May 16 2008

CMS Week – Movable Type

Many webmasters, when first setting things up, are faced with one of the most critical decisions one can make, that is, which CMS to use? There are many out there, all with their respective pros and cons. Out of the jungle, we continue to bring you our valuable reviews so you don’t waste time juggling between the dozens of existing solutions. Today we’re evaluating another heavy lifter: Movable Type.

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May 15 2008

CMS Week – WordPress

CMS Week #2Well, well, well… Look who’s our guest today. Nobody else than the most famous blogging platform, Mr. WordPress itself. It comes to us with a very solid reputation and an impressive installed base. But are these enough to justify the « best blogging solution ever » tag? That’s exactly what we’re going to see in our review.

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May 14 2008

CMS Week – CMS made simple

CMS Week logoWhen you take a “forty-thousand feet” look at the open-source CMS products, you can rapidly identify two big categories. On one side, you find the lightweight and the middle-class clients with the basic content management features that will satisfy 90% of the users. On the other side, you find some heavy contenders, loaded with tons of functionalities and enough horsepower to fuel a large corporation’s information framework. Today’s candidate, CMS made simple (CMSMS, in short), belongs to the first category, and does its job pretty well.

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May 13 2008

Inspirate your logos with logopond

logopond - identity inspirationInspiration (ĭn’spe-rā’shun): a) Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity. b) The condition of being so stimulated by an external source. There’s a tight line between inspiration and imitation. Inspiration means captivate an idea and develop it further. Imitation means identify an idea and use it.

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May 13 2008

CMS Week – MODx

Here we are at the dawn of a new week. Today is tuesday (yesterday was an official day off in Belgium, hence the “no article” article…), and we start the second half of our 10-article series over open-source CMSes. Last week, we’ve been through Joomla!, Drupal, Typo3, DotClear, TextPattern and Plone. This week, we have 5 more platforms to review, and we’ll start by MODx.

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May 12 2008

No article today

There’ll be no article today; but we’ll be back tomorrow with the 2nd part of our CMS Week series, and we’ll review MODx.


May 10 2008

CMS Week – Plone

In our series of CMS Week articles, the system we’re reviewing today, Plone, is a kind of special animal. First, it’s not everybody’s CMS — understand: it will not be easily tamed. Second, it won’t get satisfied with a basic PHP/MySQL environment. It’ll require more than that: Python and Zope, to be exact. So, is it worth learning Python? (because you’ll have to!) Let’s find out.

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May 6 2008

CMS Week – TextPattern

Gosh, already Friday? Time flies! We’re nearly at the middle of our CMS Week article series. On the menu today, we have another « flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system, designed to help overcome hurdles to publishing online, and to simplify the production of well-structured, standards-compliant web pages » (that’s what the website says): TextPattern. Ready for your daily CMS dose? Let’s go.

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May 6 2008

CMS Week – DotClear

As we continue our CMS Week article series, we stop today on a particular case: DotClear. Why is it particular? Because DotClear is not a full-featured CMS, strictly speaking — it’s rather a blog engine with enhanced content management capabilities. And also, because it’s the motor that powers our own website.

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