Content Management as Relationships

By Deane Barker on October 2, 2003

cms are like relationships: I’ve talked before about how content management and platforms in general are like a marriage, and I’ve also talked about you need to think very carefully before you implement them. This bit of humor demonstrates those points hysterically.

“Why Content Management Systems are like relationships […] There comes a point in your life when you feel that you really should be in one.[…] They’re expensive up front, and you never stop paying for them. […] After a few months of excitement you realize that you’re basically doing everything that you were doing before.”

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  1. Ah, this analogy is priceless. I got a good chuckle over this one.

    Getting a content management system that creates standards-based and clean markup with friendly URLs that you and I have both been writing about and wanting to achieve… well, it doesn’t seem like too much to ask, does it? But finding such a solution is not so easy, either.

    These details matter, though, both in the short run and in the long run.

    I need something that my clients with no HTML knowledge or thought about URLs can use without having to think about it. There really need to be solutions that aren’t too expensive for small and medium-sized businesses.

    I’m considering MT for a 50-75 page site redesign for a new client, and I think Dave’s URL hack with the bracketed keywords will make MT end up working for them. But I’m still brainstorming. Their site isn’t weblog-oriented at all… it would be more like how MT was used for the recent redesign.

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