Working in a Multi-Platform Environment

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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.

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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  • 1. Working in a Multi-platform Environment Diana Mounter Design and Development Coordinator LGSA
  • 2. This is my experience, please share yours .
  • 3.  
  • 4. we must streamline
  • 5. Content Management Systems the solution to your problems!
  • 6. Tempting blogs videos online payments forums Image maps
  • 7. Before you know it… you’ve created a MONSTER!
  • 8. What happens when your CMS eats to much cake?
    • Makes upgrading more complicated
    • May increase costs of your MSA (if you have one)
    • More things to break = more things to fix
    • You may have to make a compromise on functionality
  • 9.  
  • 10. Now what?
  • 11. pack up your bags… and go custom
  • 12. “ Custom? Why would we spend the money doing that? We’re not special.”
  • 13.  
  • 14. video
  • 15. Did that make an impact?
  • 16. The CMS couldn’t do… (without customisation) blogs videos forums
  • 17. forms
  • 18.  
  • 19. Why did we decide to go custom?
  • 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
  • 21. Don’t take on more than you can handle
  • 22. But wait!
  • 23. What about your Content Management System?
  • 24. CMS Cultural Awards Links Media Releases Branding/Identity XML feeds Twitter Email subscribers RSS feeds
  • 25.  
  • 26. There are no magic tricks
  • 27. Thank you