A review of open source content management systems
Developed by: Open Advantage / Elliot Smith
Type of resource: web site
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access
Open Advantage's Elliot Smith evaluated six content management systems (Drupal, Exponent CMS, Lenya, Mambo, Plone and Silva) at length. Rather than comparing features for each system, he opted to take a web developer's point of view and examined system flexibility from four vantage points: the default installation capabilities and features; additional features available and ease of installation for such features; template flexibility allowing for easy changes in the look and feel of a site; and "elegant" code - code that may have design patterns for future modular development and is well-commented. The resulting evaluations are quite detailed, and readers will have a clear view of capabilities, which CMS is suited for which "type" of site, and a contrasting of strengths and weaknesses of the different systems.
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