Working in a Multi-platform Environment Diana Mounter Design and Development Coordinator LGSA
This is my experience, please share  yours .
 
we must  streamline
Content Management Systems the solution to your problems!
Tempting blogs videos online payments forums Image maps
Before you know it… you’ve created a  MONSTER!
What happens when your CMS eats to much cake? <ul><li>Makes upgrading more complicated </li></ul><ul><li>May increase cost...
 
Now what?
pack up your bags…  and go  custom
“ Custom? Why would we spend the money doing that?  We’re not special.”
 
video
Did that make an impact?
The CMS couldn’t do… (without customisation) blogs videos forums
forms
 
Why did we decide to go custom?
“ This is typical! They do these cheap jobs to save money, but then they end up spending more money fixing all the things ...
Don’t take on more than you can handle
But wait!
What about your Content Management System?
CMS Cultural Awards Links Media Releases Branding/Identity XML feeds Twitter Email subscribers RSS feeds
 
There are no magic tricks
Thank you
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I organised the Local Government Web Network first annual conference together with my Reem, called We Believe in Community. This is my presentation on working with your CMS and custom builds.

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  • Working in a Multi-Platform Environment

    1. 1. Working in a Multi-platform Environment Diana Mounter Design and Development Coordinator LGSA
    2. 2. This is my experience, please share yours .
    3. 4. we must streamline
    4. 5. Content Management Systems the solution to your problems!
    5. 6. Tempting blogs videos online payments forums Image maps
    6. 7. Before you know it… you’ve created a MONSTER!
    7. 8. What happens when your CMS eats to much cake? <ul><li>Makes upgrading more complicated </li></ul><ul><li>May increase costs of your MSA (if you have one) </li></ul><ul><li>More things to break = more things to fix </li></ul><ul><li>You may have to make a compromise on functionality </li></ul>
    8. 10. Now what?
    9. 11. pack up your bags… and go custom
    10. 12. “ Custom? Why would we spend the money doing that? We’re not special.”
    11. 14. video
    12. 15. Did that make an impact?
    13. 16. The CMS couldn’t do… (without customisation) blogs videos forums
    14. 17. forms
    15. 19. Why did we decide to go custom?
    16. 20. “ This is typical! They do these cheap jobs to save money, but then they end up spending more money fixing all the things that break” - the plumber
    17. 21. Don’t take on more than you can handle
    18. 22. But wait!
    19. 23. What about your Content Management System?
    20. 24. CMS Cultural Awards Links Media Releases Branding/Identity XML feeds Twitter Email subscribers RSS feeds
    21. 26. There are no magic tricks
    22. 27. Thank you

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