choosing the "right" cms
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SALLY JENKINSON @sjenkinson East Digital 9th April 2015
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Freelance technical consultant & solutions architect !
Choosing a Content management system
As a new developer, I am easily swayed by the opinions of people I respect, or at least view as more experienced. This post was kicked off by a few back and forth tweets on open source contributions. One person stated that I dont need to worry about making open source contributions and I went Yay, cool, less pressure, another seemed to state that I am of little worth if I dont contribute Fuck, okay, I guess I better get on that then. I wish programmers were more aware of the things they are saying and the attitudes they express, and how that might effect a young padawan like me.
THE agency should always decide
Back in 2008 (when we started Bearded), one of our differentiators was that we built every site on a CMS. At the time, many agencies had not-insignificant revenue streams derived from updating their clients site content on their behalf. !
But we didnt want to do that work, and our clients didnt want to pay for it. Building their site on a CMS and training them to use it was a natural solution. It solved both of our problems, recurring revenue be damned! It gave our clients power that they wanted and needed.
When you dont understand your CMS !@hugorifkind
THE product can do everything
everyone else is using it
Is bespoke best?
Not just for developers
How do I choose the right cms?
CostsOpen source vs proprietary
Impact on other technical elements
Experience of usersLevel of complexity
Multilingual needsProduct confidence & vision
Editor usage scenarios
Migration and data assessment
Vendor supportConcurrent admin users
It depends- Every web professional, ever
Thank youSally Jenkinson