What’s a CMS and  Why You Should Care Why You Should Care <ul><li>Bob Morse </li></ul><ul><li>Morse Media </li></ul><ul><l...
What’s the Agenda? <ul><li>Basic Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Out There - Which One? </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul>
CMS = Content Management System
Old Way Lots of Static HTML Pages
New Way <ul><li>Dynamic Content </li></ul><ul><li>Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Write Once/Publish Everywhere </li></ul><...
How? <ul><li>Separate Content from Presentation (CSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Content in Database </li></ul><ul><li>Web Applicat...
Why Open Source? <ul><li>Free As In Beer </li></ul><ul><li>Constant Development </li></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul>
Holy Crap! Plone Drupal WordPress Joomla Typepad MoveableType Alfresco Concrete5 Umbraco Django Moodle Magnolia Silverstri...
The Smackdown <ul><li>What’s the ultimate CMS? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I choose? </li></ul>
Who Are You?
Process <ul><li>Feature Set  </li></ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Host Environment </li...
Resources <ul><li>OpenSourceCMS: http://opensourcecms.com </li></ul><ul><li>CMS Matrix:  http://www.cmsmatrix.org / </li><...
The Popular 3 <ul><li>WordPress (Blog that can be a CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla (CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal (Web Appl...
All systems require installation which means downloading a package, uploading to a server account using an FTP program, cr...
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WordPress
 
Joomla
 
Drupal
 
 
 
Other Strengths of Drupal <ul><li>Granular Permissions System </li></ul><ul><li>Open Architecture (hooks,  APIs) </li></ul...
 
 
Who Uses Drupal? <ul><li>Tim Berners-Lee (the father of the web which just celebrated its 20th birthday) </li></ul><ul><li...
More? <ul><li>Universal Music </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Company </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Scie...
More More? <ul><li>Jennifer Lopez </li></ul><ul><li>Lifetime Television </li></ul><ul><li>PBS </li></ul><ul><li>Britney Sp...
The Future <ul><li>Huge improvements with each release </li></ul><ul><li>Usability (without sacrificing flexibility) </li>...
Questions?
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    1. 1. What’s a CMS and Why You Should Care Why You Should Care <ul><li>Bob Morse </li></ul><ul><li>Morse Media </li></ul><ul><li>http://morsemedia.net </li></ul>
    2. 2. What’s the Agenda? <ul><li>Basic Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Out There - Which One? </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul>
    3. 3. CMS = Content Management System
    4. 4. Old Way Lots of Static HTML Pages
    5. 5. New Way <ul><li>Dynamic Content </li></ul><ul><li>Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Write Once/Publish Everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Get Rid of Webmaster </li></ul>
    6. 6. How? <ul><li>Separate Content from Presentation (CSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Content in Database </li></ul><ul><li>Web Applications (Open Source) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why Open Source? <ul><li>Free As In Beer </li></ul><ul><li>Constant Development </li></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul>
    8. 8. Holy Crap! Plone Drupal WordPress Joomla Typepad MoveableType Alfresco Concrete5 Umbraco Django Moodle Magnolia Silverstripe ModX OpenCMS
    9. 9. The Smackdown <ul><li>What’s the ultimate CMS? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I choose? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Who Are You?
    11. 11. Process <ul><li>Feature Set </li></ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Host Environment </li></ul>
    12. 12. Resources <ul><li>OpenSourceCMS: http://opensourcecms.com </li></ul><ul><li>CMS Matrix: http://www.cmsmatrix.org / </li></ul><ul><li>CMSwire: http://cmswire.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: http://twitter.com # </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul>
    13. 13. The Popular 3 <ul><li>WordPress (Blog that can be a CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla (CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal (Web Application Framework w/CMS) </li></ul>
    14. 14. All systems require installation which means downloading a package, uploading to a server account using an FTP program, creating a database, following some steps which includes entering database access information, sometimes setting some file permissions, blah, blah, blah, blah.
    15. 15. ?
    16. 16. 10 Minute s
    17. 17. WordPress
    18. 19. Joomla
    19. 21. Drupal
    20. 25. Other Strengths of Drupal <ul><li>Granular Permissions System </li></ul><ul><li>Open Architecture (hooks, APIs) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for Community Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Content Types and Views </li></ul><ul><li>Openness to the Web </li></ul>
    21. 28. Who Uses Drupal? <ul><li>Tim Berners-Lee (the father of the web which just celebrated its 20th birthday) </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery.gov </li></ul><ul><li>The Onion </li></ul><ul><li>Amnesty International </li></ul><ul><li>Arcata Chamber of Commerce </li></ul>
    22. 29. More? <ul><li>Universal Music </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Company </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Science </li></ul><ul><li>Wiyot Tribe </li></ul>
    23. 30. More More? <ul><li>Jennifer Lopez </li></ul><ul><li>Lifetime Television </li></ul><ul><li>PBS </li></ul><ul><li>Britney Spears </li></ul><ul><li>Eureka Chamber of Commerce (soon) </li></ul>
    24. 31. The Future <ul><li>Huge improvements with each release </li></ul><ul><li>Usability (without sacrificing flexibility) </li></ul><ul><li>Higher level core templates/designs </li></ul><ul><li>Even more power in core </li></ul>
    25. 32. Questions?

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