Choosing a CMS for designers


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Choosing a CMS for designers

So far we've covered a lot of ground in regards to choosing a CMS. Of course, not everyone's needs are the same, and so in this movie I want to talk directly to designers and discuss some of their unique needs when considering a CMS. Now as a general rule, designers are great at HTML and CSS but maybe not so great at server-side software such as PHP or Perl. Now I feel pretty safe saying that myself since I'm a designer. As such, one of the key features you'll be looking for in a CMS is a simple installation, and one that's really easy to maintain.

As you're looking around, browse the documentation and forums carefully. If you try out a demo, make sure that you download it and install it yourself. If you're able to install it the first time and the process seems intuitive, you definitely have a candidate. Next, closely examine the code that the CMS uses. Look for CSS that is separated from the structure and easy to access. Explore the structure of the templat...

Choosing a CMS for designers
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