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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,…

09
Nov
Making sure form follows function
  • Cody Hobbs
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There's a saying which states: form should always follow function.  This sounds intuitively right, but in practice, when designing a new website, so many tend to focus on how it looks first, then how it actually functions. Your website looks good -- maybe even great.  You've got the most current, flashy design, and it's a beauty to look at.  Someday it will be framed and hanging in the Louvre next to the Mona Lisa.  But you've got a problem.  It's…