"Hi Tyrel, Did you find the Web CMS Report from CMS Watch valuable? I see the 2010 version is available this week and we are considering purchasing it. (Did it provide information that you did not know or were not able to find yourself?)"
"We just had an Acquia Drupal demonstration ... and I have to say not impressed. A LOT of internal development would be required ... they don't provide any theme development or data migration assistance - you're supposed hire on of their…"
Hey all,It's Tyrel Jennings from Memorial University of Newfoundland again. Thanks for all the feedback on my initial thread about our CMS search. Many of the responses were very useful.We have continued our CMS search and are have almost come to an official recommendation for the school. However, other university executives outside of the search are still pushing Documentum as the CMS we should choose (we have previously written off Documentum some time ago in our search). Apparently, some…See More
"I think Drupal 7 will address many of the "confusing" interface problems. Of all the CMS I've looked at it is the most versatile although there is a learning curve. You might want to view this video to see what is coming soon.…"
"Tyrel, Basically Cascade Server does what we need, for the most part. I like the consistency we've achieved through dynamically-generated breadcrumbs, navigation, etc. and our relationship with the HH folks.
I think it will work fine for you…"
"Thanks for this reply. Cascade Server has been one of the ones we have been most interested in. We were aware of its high costs but not particularly aware of its steep learning curve for developers. We are in the process of setting up some trial…"
Southern Wesleyan University went down this road nearly two years ago. The site was a combination of Dreamweaver/Contribute-maintained sections along with some custom database-driven php applications for keeping directories and a mixture of…"
"Oh, also I'll be doing a vendor independent talk about this at Eduweb in Chicago on the Tuesday (21st) called: Running an Efficient HE Web Content Management Evaluation Process
Running a procurement and evaluation process for a Web…"
"We looked at Typo but we were concerned with having to learn the TypoScript language. We are concerned with buying a product that would 'trap us in', or having to become too reliant on the product and making it difficult to switch to…"
"We briefly looked at PaperThin but we were concerned with the ColdFusion aspect of it. Not many of our developers are well experienced with ColdFusion and the ones that are don't really like it. I think we are looking for something more PHP or…"
"Here at Ohio University, we use CommonSpot by PaperThin. Out of the box, it gives you tremendous capabilities. What is great for us, is that we can build custom elements to integrate into it. It's runs in ColdFusion and works with Oracle, SQL…"
"We have been reviewing Drupal as well and got a similar impression. Drupal seemed like it would require alot of internal development. We are looking for something a little more out-of-the-box. We are hoping that Acquia's version of Drupal is…"
Hi Tyrel, Did you find the Web CMS Report from CMS Watch valuable? I see the 2010 version is available this week and we are considering purchasing it. (Did it provide information that you did not know or were not able to find yourself?)
Tyrel, Basically Cascade Server does what we need, for the most part. I like the consistency we've achieved through dynamically-generated breadcrumbs, navigation, etc. and our relationship with the HH folks.
I think it will work fine for you once you can wrap your head around the way the system is constructed, and how to do the configurations. There's a lot of upfront configuration when adding a section to the site, but configuration sets make maintaining a site, once established, a fairly simple matter.
"Hi Julie, I use a plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/) to set up simple page redirects. Using it at our root site to link to a deep page or an external page gives a 'short-ish' URL. brescia.uwo.ca/give/ is an example that…"
"Me neither :-) But when I tried to send you a message, it notified me that I could only message you if we're friends. I was curious about your experience with Wordpress as a CMS for your University website? We're a small University as well…"
My experience has been very positive. We are now running several WordPress multisites, and if I could encapsulate the results it would be:
Much improved editing experience for departmental users compared to other CMS.
"Cara, your links have been extremely useful. We're seriously considering migrating to Wordpress over the summer. We've used TYPO3 since 2009, which is another open-source CMS. I appreciate all the comments posted so far, but I wonder what…"
"Given a relatively small volume of pages, it is probably best to handle this manually, ensuring that your workflow triggers a translation when the English version of the page changes. With this approach you can use either local translators, or…"
I've been tasked with getting some of our website translated into Spanish and Chinese. We had some pages translated into Spanish several years ago, but since multi-lingual was not part of our workflow, the content on those pages quickly became out-of-date and were just recently removed from the site.Do any of you have pages translated to other languages? Do you use a 3rd-party service to do it, or someone on campus with those skills? Or an automated service like Google translate?For those of…See More
"Thanks for responding, Erik! I agree and like your point about it being a different kind of piece without a call to action. Those projects have their place, but is sometimes hard to justify carving out the time for them."
"We did one in 2012 and 2013, but not 2014. We initially got caught up in the buzz because everyone was doing them, and it seemed like a fun idea. But this last cycle we were so busy with other projects we couldn't justify carving out the time.…"
We're looking for a service or tool that will let employees create their own business card and have a press-ready PDF sent to our print shop. Ideally the employee would type in their info into a form, and that text would be dropped into a predefined PDF template. I know this falls under the "web to print" industry, but I haven't found any workable services yet. Thanks!See More
WEB DEVELOPER Information Technology College of Business University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSearch ExtendedThe College of Business seeks a Web Developer responsible for the College's web design. The primary focus for this full-time, non-tenured academic professional position will be to leverage available web technologies and services (including a Web CMS), extensive technical skill, and strong independent judgment and decision making skills to architect and implement web sites that…See More
The Webmaster manages and maintains all aspects of The Sage Colleges’ website, www.sage.edu, as well as Sage’s online presence and e-communications, in order to provide a successful online interaction for our audiences with Sage and to support key enrollment and advancement goals. This full-time administrative position reports to the Senior Director of…See More