[theforum] weo 2b: Suits you sir?

Tara Cleveland tara at taracleveland.com
Mon Nov 8 11:42:13 CST 2004

On 7-Nov-04, at 5:40 PM, Martin Burns wrote:

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> The third big challenge we have is the perennial one: Do we
> a) Customise a packaged CMS, saving a lot of effort (do we *really* 
> need to code Yet Another Roles Based Authentication System?) gaining 
> lots of useful new stuff that we've always wanted (eg i18n) and 
> gaining a lot of other people's ongoing effort but perhaps replicating 
> only 90% of the current functionality (say losing content ratings)
> b) Bespoke a system again, and live with the reverse set of 
> benefits/disbenefits

I'd +1 to a customised packaged CMS (see my posting on the other thread 
about drupal). Not that it really makes a *lot* of difference to me - 
but I think it'll save lots of hassle for everyone else.

And yes, I don't think that we'll get 100% of the functionality of the 
existing site and I appreciate that if we go with something that is 
packaged we'll have to manage expectations and change for all evolters 
who use and manage the site.

Tara Cleveland
Web Design

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