Choosing a content management system (CMS) is often an integral part of many digital projects. In this talk I explore some of the pitfalls of selection, then go on to discuss some important areas that should be considered before a choice is made.
13. 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 don’t 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 don’t 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.
17. 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 didn’t want to do that work, and our clients
didn’t 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