Apr 21 2009
Next week I will attend the CMS Expo Learning & Business Conference. I am a believer in continued education and try to attend a few conferences a year. I have not been this excited about being a part of a development community since I started developing sites in (dare I say) 1997. Developing sites with Joomla and WordPress have changed the capabilities of what a business can do on the internet today. With all the wonderful CMS solutions offered it will be exciting to hear from some of the movers and shakers in this field and learn new tricks to share with you.
CMS Expo is designed for all members of a content management team, from the creators to the developers. There will be learning sessions that include integration of Social Media, CSS and techniques for many of the different CMS solutions that are available. Not only will I become better acquainted with the applications that I am already familiar like Joomla and WordPress, but I will have the opportunity to be exposed to others that I would like to know more about, Drupal and Alfresco to name a few.
Technology is always changing and the website of yesterday or one that was developed a few years ago is being replace with these powerful open source dynamic CMS alternatives. The first steps to developing a website are only the beginning of an ongoing process. The truly powerful and successful websites are nurtured and upgraded constantly. Don’t put your website in a drawer, open it up, dust it off and let’s bring new life to your on- line presence. The beauty of CMS for a website owner, is the ability to update the content without a lot of technical background.
- CMS – Content Management System
- CSS – Cascading Style Sheet, control over how a web page looks to the user.
- Joomla – Framework, built by a development community or collaborative effort through open source to build dynamic websites.
- WordPress – Framework built by a development community or collaborative effort through open source to build the best blogs and now also has features that can be used to build a website.
- Open Source – Source code that is available to the general public for use for free.
- Blog – short for web log, an online journal that allows for comments and open conversation