2014 was a busy year for the world of CMS. Another round of CMS Awards saw yet more platforms crowned champions of their sector by both the people and the appointed judges. Exciting new projects like The Grid were revealed for the first time, while existing powerhouses like Prestashop and Squarespace released major new versions. Ghost continued to grow, WordPress continued to dominate and the realm of open source continued to be awesome. Read More →
Content Management System (CMS) Articles and Editorials
Content Management System (CMS) Articles and Editorials from our writers addressing topics near and dear to content management, web design & development.
In the open source world, there are primarily three content management systems that hold the top spot when it comes to word of mouth, popularity and implementations. While WordPress far outpaces the other two; Joomla and Drupal; when it comes to installs and user base, they still maintain a pretty hefty following. Just because these systems are at the top, however, does not mean they are always the best option (see my previous post entitled WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are NOT the best CMS.
Today, I'm going to outline the top 7 mistakes people make when choosing WordPress, Drupal or Joomla for their CMS. Read More →
Drupal has always been promoted as the tool for developers by developers. While we at Drupal Partners fully embrace this mantra, there is a whole community that often gets left out of this conversation – the creative community. Read More →
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 →
Today we're unveiling yet another Critics' Choice Award Winner. This time, its for the Best Cloud CMS For Enterprise. When it came down to it, Acquia, Clickability and Crownpeak were slugging all it out for both for the People's Choice and the Critics' Choice award this year. All three are great products, but it goes without saying that there can only be one winner. Read More →
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 →
This is just a quick thank you post to all of our Movember sponsors for their generous donations. Combined, we were able to raise over $500 for cancer research!
We truly appreciate your donations. Read More →
If blogging is your profession, you need to build yourself a personal blog. A blog which you update on topics which are important to you, or perhaps on topics which you wish to write about for clients. However, not only does your blog need to look good, it also needs to work well for you when you’re typing up content, and it needs to work well for your visitors when they eventually read through it. Read More →
This is just a quick update for those waiting on the results from the Critics' Choice CMS Awards.
Myself and the other judges this year, Kaya Ismail and Barb Mosher Zinck have finished coming up with our results and are getting ready to announce the winners. Read More →
There are plenty of different options when it comes to commenting systems. For those using a CMS, there are often integrated solutions that offer commenting capabilities (such as WordPress comments for instance) but if you are looking to find the right solution for your clients and your own website, should you be using one that showcases the full engagement experience.
Today, I'm going to offer up my reasoning behind what I think is the best commenting system for your website. Read More →