Friday, 16 July, 2004
It didn't take me very long to discover that building my Web site manually (raw HTML) is a heck of a lot of trouble, and that building my own content management system will require much more time than I'm willing to spend. I don't know why I thought I could take on a project of this size. Whatever the case, it's been instructive. I can more easily appreciate the value of a good content management system.
The question then is what am I going to use? I was hoping to find a good client-based CMS for Linux, but I didn't find anything near as feature complete or polished as CityDesk by Fog Creek Software. I downloaded and evaluated the trial version over a year ago, but at the time wasn't prepared to pay for a CMS tool. I downloaded it again the other day, and I'll probably purchase it. $300.00 (less with the 25% discount email coupon) is a bargain considering all of the features that this program has. I've started building a template for my site, but it'll be a few days before I'm ready to post anything.
If you're looking for an easy to use and inexpensive content management system for your Web site, be sure to give CityDesk a look.