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Should I use a Content Management System?
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Roguelazer
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:11 pm    Post subject: To CMS or to not CMS? Reply with quote

Right now, my site is hand-coded from a template that I made myself. Well, that's good and fine. However, almost all of the business has been taken away from my site to a new site that uses a Content Management System. According to them, the old HTML/CSS is out, and PHP/XHTML with a CMS is in. Well, I'd rather not have to go against my original ideals, but it looks like I'm going to be forced to. What do you people think?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will answer all your questions
http://8ball.federated.com/
http://www.indra.com/8ball/front.html
http://www.mattelgames.com/magic8/flash_index.asp

In short I have no opinion and just wanted to postpad, I do like php though, it's the sadists web creation tool.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definatly think that CMS are the wave of the future.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to agree there, I've done professional sites using css and some using some form of cms, and by far the ones using a cms were much nicer, and much easier to maintain.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forget about being l33t and use a cms. you'll love yourself for doing so. if you dont want to bother learning php and just want to have something that's functional and easy to make your own templates for, use nucleus.

http://www.nucleuscms.org/

super easy to install, super easy to mold the way you want. unlimited scalability too. my wife runs it at http://www.pinkpt.com/tno/. there's about 50 users that post things in several different sections. uber fast. you won't regret it.

i run it at http://www.ihatemypc.com/ (abandoned site soon to be revived). if you move your mouse just to the left pf any of the titles of any blog there's a transparent pixel that i've href'ed to the admin panel. i can edit any post on the fly. very handy.

you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

ryan
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I hate CMSes. They are too common / not creative. But in business you do what you gotta do.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think tikiwiki http://www.tikiwiki.org works well for a CMS.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to be hardcore you can use Everything as your CMS. I've got an .ebuild, but it's not quite finished yet and really only supports Apache 2.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd better quantify- I'd probably have to write this CSS myself. I have lots of specific needs, like automatic user addition and updates and junk. It'd be a bugger, but I could code up some php (expect lots of questions about php, mysql and e-mail interactions if I decide yes), but I dunno... You guys all seem to like them...
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if you found an answer to this question or not...I was thinking the same thing because I have CMS just for the convience of maintaining....but there are a few tradeoffs to the CMS. I think you could find some work arounds and make a nice theme/template and use that as your launching point.

The CMS system I decided on is Xoops. Very easy to install, great community (although they seem to be a lot of Microsoft Windows users), it is GPL ( I think...I may have to double check) and there are a ton of modules. You would be sure to find something that suited your needs.
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