[thelist] wiki recommendation

Mike designbase10 at shaw.ca
Thu Nov 17 17:23:31 CST 2005

Thanks Paul and Rich,

I think I would prefer to try Drupal/CivicSpace as a full CMS system and 
see if it has a wiki component.

Compared to Mambo, Drupal/CivicSpace seems to be more standards 
compliant (no table based layouts) and seems to be more CSS friendly. I 
only need to have a demo for Dec 6 and I can fine tune the installation 
after that date. I prefer PHP based solution and Drupal/CivicSpace also 
offers this. It seems like a good way to invest my time because I will 
be able to take what I have learned and apply it to other sites I am 
running. Knowing Drupal/CivicSpace would have long term benfits as well. 
Drupal/CivicSpace seems to have a good user base and lots of support too.

Mambo may be easier but I think I will be brave and explore 
Drupal/CivicSpace first. I hope I am not being too unrealistic. I am a 
little nervous about this decision however I will give it a try :)

Paul Bennett wrote:
>>Anyone know if it is possible to learn and setup a full CMS in about 8 working days? Or is that unrealistic?
>>[0] http://www.mamboserver.com/
>>[1] http://www.drupal.org/
>>[2] http://www.civicspacelabs.com/
>>[3] http://www.opensourcecms.com/
> Hi Mike,
> I think 8 days would give you a decent amount of time to get things set up, providing your server-side skillz are pretty good. I know that Drupal has a raft of features which would take more than 8 days to get your head around, but the core of the site would be there in that time.
> Beware that (unless they've been rewritten since then) Drupal has template code mixed in with display logic and Mambo (from memory) was heavily table-centric.
> In saying that, it was a couple of years ago that I poked my nose into the code, so things may have well changed since then.
> Paul


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