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20
Nov
The CMS dilemma
  • Cody Hobbs
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Disappointment.  When something fails to deliver on its promises, it creates a feeling of disappointment that can lead to a distrust of an entire market.  For a long time now, the CMS platform has lived in this cycle.  Every couple of years, new promises are made, new features announced, and for a little while, it really looks like the whole game is about to change.  But then something happens.  People get their hands on it, and find their experience is…

16
Nov
Core CMS platforms
  • Cody Hobbs
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Everyone has a basic understanding of what a CMS is.  Here, we're going to cover some of the core elements that make up the platform. First, I think an important distinction needs to be made between the CMS provider, and the "core" that they use.  Generally speaking, CMS providers don't build their CMS from the ground up, they use an existing foundation over-which to build on.  And this makes since; why spend resources on something that is already available?  Also,…

13
Nov
Usability
  • Cody Hobbs
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One of the things we tend to take advantage of in today's market is how easy everything is.  In the span of a half hour, I can discover a new band, sample through their discography, order their latest CD (or download it on iTunes), and book tickets to their upcoming concert.  There's an expectation that this brand of ease is something that occurs naturally, like it's just baked into the internet. That is until we experience a website that isn't easy to…