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A slideshow version of the popular HTMLcut's ( http://www.htmlcut.com ) article.

There is a great variety of CMSs on the Web now. WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal are definitely among the leaders today. Each of them has its own specialty and suits some particular objectives. Knowing that difference as well as their strengths and weaknesses can be very helpful when choosing a CMS for your own website.

The presentation explains the advantages and disadvantages of WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, as well as the specifics of design to CMS conversion.

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http://www.htmlcut.com/blog/before-converting-psd-to-wordpress-or-joomla-is-cms-choice-right.html .

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Before PSD to WordPress Conversion - Is Your Choice of CMS True? Before PSD to WordPress Conversion - Is Your Choice of CMS True? Presentation Transcript

  • © 2011 html cut.com Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True? © 2011 html cut.com Converting designs into themes for WordPress, Joomla! or other content management system (CMS) is one of the main trends in web development now. But Are you sure that the chosen CMS is the most appropriate for your website and business goals?
  • © 2011 html cut.com WordPress, Jo omla! and D rupal are the leaders amid the free open-source CMSs. Each has its own specialty and suits particular objectives. Do you know the difference? Their strengths and weaknesses? Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com CMS = Set of ready-made but customizable modules + Environment to manage the system CMS helps to:
    • Reduce time on website development
    • Simplify content publication and editing
    • Reduce site maintenance and update costs
    • Increase data security, control the access to data
    • Improve content contribution for visitors
    Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com Choosing CMS – Step 1: Define the Requirements Specify:
    • Website functions of highest priority
    • Editorial features: text editors, spell-checkers, adding video
    • Social media add-ons and integration
    • Multilingual support, localization or translation
    • Security requirements
    • Who will manage the site – you or a 3-rd party vendor
    Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com Step 2: Collate Possible Candidates Let's consider the most popular free open source content management systems in more detail. Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com WordPress The most popular blog platform, though can be used for a complex content-driven website too. Pluses:
    • A lot of pre-developed templates and
    • popular add-on modules available for free
    • No server experience required
    • Friendly theming system
    Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com WordPress Minuses:
    • Sometimes it is difficult to adapt to the
    • specific requirements
    • 3-rd party modules can cause unexpected
    • results and conflict with each other
    • Quite vulnerable to hacker attacks, often
    • targeted by spammers
    Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com Joomla! Suitable for creating corporate websites, online magazines, community-based por tals, e tc. Strengths:
    • Easy installation and mastering
    • A lot of off-the-shelf extensions available
    • Possibility to develop additional modules
    • and custom design
    • Flexible modification and tuning
    Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True? Joomla! Weaknesses:
    • Extensions usually cost money
    • Can be security concerns with 3-rd
    • party components
    • Hard to scale up to a large website
    • Requires additional efforts to make it
    • entirely SEO friendly
  • © 2011 html cut.com Drupal For both simple web blogs and large online communities. Advantages:
    • Robust and secure development platform
    • Extremely developer friendly
    • Dozens of functions and modules available
    • Supports custom themes
    • Integrated with Google Analytics
    Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com Drupal Disadvantages:
    • Used primarily for large community sites
    • Not designed for out of the box business
    • websites
    • Not very designer and user friendly
    Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com Step 3: Try It Out 1). Don't stop at a demo, install a regular version onto your server and probe whether it is convenient in work and maintenance. 2). Review available plug-ins for this CMS, especially free ones, and what they can do. This may help to define more realistic and detailed requirements to the CMS and refine the preliminary website design. Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com The Next Step Converting .psd / .ai / .png images into xHTML / CSS code and CMS implementation are usual steps after selecting the CMS and developing the website design.
      Here are some remarks to take into account on this phase.
    Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com PSD to CMS Conversion Distinctions 1). The HTML coding and file structure should comply with additional rules to be correctly integrated into the CMS environment. 2). The coder should be more careful because of a specific file interconnection and interrelation. 3). Every CMS has ‘bottlenecks’ that should be known to implement some design or functional features. Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com Summary The choice of CMS is very important for development, maintenance and upgrade of your website. But every CMS has strengths and weaknesses you should be aware of. Hope these tips will help you to make the right decision. Read more on our blog www.htmlcut.com/blog Before PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla Conversion – Is Your Choice of CMS True?
  • © 2011 html cut.com Music by DanoSongs.com http://www.danosongs.com Creative Commons License
  • © 2011 html cut.com HTMLcut.com is a leading PSD to HTML / HTML5 / CSS and PSD to WordPress / Joomla! / Drupal conversion company For more information: [email_address] www.htmlcut.com htmlcut.com/blog