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Three Waves of Content Management - Third Wave

We've seen the first two waves of Content Management Systems (CMSs) as being the custom CMS that gave rise to the proprietary CMS. The custom CMS market is dead. The proprietary CMS is under a great deal of pressure from the third wave of CMSs....

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Should we avoid Flash?

One of our clients recently wrote to us, "Tell me about Apple's Webkit and your thoughts on avoiding Flash."

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Three Waves of Content Management - Second Wave

The easiest way for most people to get a high-functionality, easily updatable website is to use a Content Management System (CMS). The first wave of these in the web 1.0 days of the 1990s was custom-build CMSs. Early in the 2000s, these gave rise to...

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Joomla Update 1.5.20

This morning I updated all our Joomla 1.5 sites that don't use JACLplus from 1.5.18 to 1.5.20. What happened to 1.5.19? I hear you ask. Well, it appears to be a 'stutter release'. About the time 1.5.19 was released last week, a security bug was discovered, so 1.5.20 was released Sunday. Things looks stable now, so I've updated all our sites. As a friend of ours says "A website isn't like a picture you hang on a wall and forget about. It's more like a car that you have to keep tuned up." This is part of our ongoing tune-ups.

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Three Waves of Content Management - First Wave

Web design tools like Dreamweaver aren't for the faint of heart. They're expensive, cumbersome and have a long learning curve. They're overkill for someone who just wants to change text on a website or add a new picture. Plus, unless you're a programmer, you'll never be able to use it to add functionality to your website. These are some of the major motivations for having your website in a modern Content Management System (CMS). There've been three waves of CMS products so far. The first wave....

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