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‘Tis the season for CMS Analysts to be a-reporting

Published:  Monday, November 28, 2011

Every industry has its analysts - those people whose job it is to report on the performance of the sector and how they view the prospect for the future. Some analysts work for financial organisations like banks and their views are important for the share price performance of the stock In the Technology industry the paid analyst and research organisations are led by Gartner and Forrester. ...

Author: Labyrinth Solutions

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A (brief) history of CMS development

Published:  Monday, November 28, 2011

Looking back over the history of CMS development it seems there are three clear phases in the time since the late 1990s when the first internet websites were hard coded and published online. ...

Author: Labyrinth Solutions

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What’s the key factor affecting web design today?

Published:  Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What a gift of a headline – this more than caught my eye – it accelerated my mouse to click on the link. Net Magazine hits the issue of the moment, again!

The article is a survey of designers and web developers and it makes interesting reading:
Take a read of extracts from these expert comments:
Andy Budd, Clearleft.com
“This means that we're now able to build fully rounded applications in the browser that were hitherto impossible.” ...

Author: Rebecca Caroe

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When was the first Web CMS released?

Published:  Monday, October 10, 2011

The history of web development like most coding runs in fits and starts – sometimes it accelerates with a burst of creativity and at other times things slow and nothing new appears.

We are researching a timeline history of content management systems in order to track the “phases” of development.

I started off with a broad web search and came up with some helpful Wikipedia articles

  1. Content Management System
  2. List of content management systems
  3. Web content management system – has a useful list of functionality and capabilities

But none of thses actually show the history and timeline of CMS.

I know that it’s only a very recent development because early websites that I used did not have CMS embedded – most were hard-coded. The ...

Author: Rebeca Caroe

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Don't let your IT department choose your CMS - alone

Published:  Thursday, September 29, 2011

Getting the right content management system for your business has to be a careful decision. It simple is not enough to let one team specify and select the one that everyone has to use.

The IT team and the web development team are probably both filled with technologically-savvy folk who are interested in the ‘latest’ and the ‘newest’ technologies. These are NOT the people to use to select a CMS.

A Content management system consists of two parts:

  • the website and
  • the editorial environment

We had a client recently whose marketing team had hired a Contegro Partner to write the content for their website. As the team started uploading articles, they found that the CMS selected had a lot of limitations – the templa ...

Author: Rebecca Caroe

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