Tag Archives: cms

Here, the creative layout entices users to dig in and discover what the site has to offer. I also appreciate that it focuses on the writers more and the latest fresh meat less.

Content Management 101, part 1: Types of CMS

Editor’s Note: This article, part 1 of a 2-part series on content management systems, is excerpted from The Designer’s Web Handbook by Patrick McNeil. Part 2 of this Content Management 101 Series explores e-commerce management systems.  A content management system (CMS) allows an individual or a team to easily manage the content of a...

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WordPress Unveils its own Ad Service and Zings AdSense

WordPress revealed WordAds today, a partnership with Federated Media to serve up high-quality ads for select blogs. The venerable blogging platform and CMS—which powers websites from CNN.com to, well, us—is taking on Google’s AdSense, which has an eight-year head start. WordPress announced the news in a decidedly “game on” way: We’ve resisted advertising so far because...

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What About Content? 6 Tips from Newfangled

When you spend weeks (or months) working on a website, going through endless revisions and worrying over tiny design details, it’s sometimes easy to forget that eventually someone’s got to put stuff in it. Newfangled has six tips for the website content entry process over on its blog, and Steve makes some points that...

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Site of the Day: Fork

When you step up to giants, you have to put up as strong a front as possible. My first thought when I stumble upon a site like this is: “Why would you try to compete with WordPress?” But if you’re going to do it, this site makes a great argument from a marketing standpoint. For...

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Site of the Day: LightCMS.com

I know it’s tempting to lay out a site in an especially creative way, but there’s something to be said for following norms. This site for the popular content management system LightCMS follows one of the most popular layout formats: logo in the top left, navigation on the top, large sales pitch region followed by...