Where do the really good custom CMS creators show off their work?
April 25, 2011 9:24 PM Subscribe
Where can I read about the craft of deploying really well-designed, client-appropriate content management solutions for the web?
posted by circular to Technology (1 answer total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I've used many, many different web CMS packages, and I'm starting to develop my own solutions that are extremely customized, tailored to fit each project and client.
I find it fascinating, and would like to read about similar work done by like-minded people.
I'm not talking about installing plugin X to fit client request Y. I'm talking about meeting with a client and actually building a content management system to fit them like a web-powered publishing exoskeleton.
For example, I can spend hours agonizing over which text entry style would best fit a client. Typical WYSIWYG HTML, or Textile because they use Basecamp often? Or just a file upload/selector for some types of content, because the client wants to save PSD-exported HTML and graphics in a ZIP file and have the CMS clean it up and publish it? How are images handled, and does the image workflow call for a separate technology chain to be built around the editor? What hosting environment is chosen, and what access does the client have? The whole experience.
I don't want to learn about specific CMS products; I do that enough already. I would like details on site-specific CMS designs, like case studies but without the brand worship. I would LOVE to see screenshots or videos.
Is there a journal for professional content managment system developers and/or designers? Or even just a website? Thanks for any tips.