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I am the guy behind CMS Critic and the Co Founder of Website Builders Critic. When not traveling the world attending and covering conferences, I am based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where I live with my beautiful wife and kids. Visit me on my blog, That Critic Guy.

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This is why I started the CMS Awards

This is why I started the CMS Awards

By Mike Johnston December 8, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

As you may know, the reason I chose to start the CMS Awards was to help give projects around the world that may not necessarily have a huge marketing budget, an opportunity to get noticed.

My hope with the awards was that projects that won would feel energized, appreciated and that it would give them the pat on the back they deserve for all their hard work. We think everyone who develops content management systems should be given the chance to showcase it and gain recognition for their contribution to the industry. Read More →


What It Will Take to Dethrone WordPress

What It Will Take to Dethrone WordPress

By Mike Johnston December 4, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

Let's face it, there simply is no other CMS that has even come close the the level of popularity that WordPress has managed to achieve. It's an admirable accomplishment that is well deserved. WordPress has taken what used to be complex functionality that only technical people could accomplish and dumbed it down to make things, for the most part, easier for the average user. As with most things however, it's only a matter of time before a better solution comes around. Nothing can stay on top forever so the question I will pose today is, what will it take to dethrone WordPress? Read More →


2014 Critics' Choice Award Winner - Best Enterprise Java CMS

2014 Critics' Choice Award Winner - Best Enterprise Java CMS

By Mike Johnston December 3, 2014 News & Headlines  Comments

Java is one of the most popular programming languages today with support for a myriad of applications, content management being one of them. When it comes to reliability and the ability to deploy it on a wide range of hardware, Java is hard to beat. Today, we're going to look at the project we selected as the Critics' Choice winner for Best Enterprise Java CMS. Read More →







The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Open Source Java CMS

The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Open Source Java CMS

By Mike Johnston November 17, 2014 News & Headlines  Comments

Open Source content management systems have been growing in popularity as companies and customers discover the benefits of the open source community. As such, there has been a large number of amazing success stories for companies that have chosen to open source their products.

Today, we're going to announce the winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS award for Best Open Source Java CMS. Read More →