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Gadgetopia is a weblog discussing programming, Web design and usability, gadgetry and random things found on the Web. It has made a home on the internet since 2003.


Deane Barker

Deane Barker

Deane Barker is chief strategy officer and a founding partner at Blend Interactive. He has been working in web content management since the mid-90s – before the discipline even had a name. Deane is a veteran of hundreds of implementations, ranging from small marketing websites to massive publishing operations, across nearly every programming architecture and dozens of different CMS platforms.

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Blend Interactive

Blend Interactive

Blend is a full-service Web design and development firm based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Since 2005, they have helped institutions and agencies with complicated web problems, from implementing dynamic content for banner ads to major content management installs and migrations.

They are more than just a web development shop. They are a partner, and with that comes their promise of communication, integrity, and buy-in.

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The Book

Web Content Management by Deane Barker

Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices

Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices provides a clear, unbiased overview of the entire CMS ecosystem—from platforms to implementations—in a language- and platform-agnostic manner for project managers, executives, and new developers alike. It gives readers the tools they need to understand content management without having to dive in to the underlying programing.

If you are looking to make decisions about features, architectures, and implementation methods to ensure that your project solves the right problems, this is your book.

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