Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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RE: Here's hoping
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:17 UTC in reply to "Here's hoping"
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Though I really do cringe whenever people mention off the shelf CMS systems -- I've yet to see one that didn't shove half assed crappy markup down your throat that you either cannot change using the skinning system, or fixing somehow neuters the upgrade path... It's like the people writing CMS and forum softwares don't know enough HTML/CSS to be opening their mouths on the topic.


The big problem with Drupal is that 95% (conservative estimate) of the people working with it have no experience with any other CMS, so they assume it's the best solution for every site. You can spot them immediately, they're the folks recommending Drupal for 3-5 page sites that barely warrant a CMS in the first place (much less one as heavyweight as Drupal).

Though it could be worse, you could have said you were using Turdpress. King of the "What do you mean I don't need ten separate classes on every LI?!?" and "WCAG, what's that?!?"


Hey now, WordPress is awesome... if you don't mind having your site compromised every other week, usually because of vulnerabilities in incompetently-written 3rd party plugins, which are necessary if you need anything other than the most basic functionality, at least until the next WordPress upgrade breaks compatibility with them, leaving you high and dry because the plugin's developer abandoned it 2 or 3 years ago, etc.

But at least WordPress isn't Joomla... or Zope/Plone.

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