[Smaug] CMS strengths/weaknesses

cerise@armory.com cerise at armory.com
Mon Nov 14 12:32:45 PST 2005

On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 10:44:14AM -0800, Jay Campbell wrote:
> Admittedly, the Drupal crowd is better at technology than page design.
> This is true for all CMS's though, from MediaWiki to WordPress to etc.
> The only arena I've seen better design than tech is low-end Invision
> Powerboards and other forum software used by MMORPG guilds.

I can't really speak for anyone other than myself, but does anyone
actually care if you can tell what CMS generated the code for the site?

This sounds like an argument for modernity v. postmodernity and I'm
not able to see the application to implementing a more effective site
for the group.

This argument has been made a thousand times with respect to user
interfaces.  A familiar user interface is frequently more useful than
an innovative one.


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