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It’s Time for Proprietary, Commercially Licensed CMSs to DieIt’s Time for Proprietary, Commercially Licensed CMSs to Die

It’s Time for Proprietary, Commercially Licensed CMSs to Die

PeteJanuary 5, 2018

Happy New Year! The new year is always a great time to start fresh with a new (or renewed) outlook. With that spirit in mind, I’m going to start 2018 off with a controversial post, one sure to frustrate many, but we’ll be addressing an issue that is long past overdue for discussion. Yes, the title says it...

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Creativity in Custom Web Design Begins on the Back EndCreativity in Custom Web Design Begins on the Back End

Creativity in Custom Web Design Begins on the Back End

PeteDecember 8, 2017

Someone has to say it: Creativity in web design is becoming endangered, and off-the-shelf content management systems are largely to blame. You might already be asking yourself what the back-end of a website could possibly have anything to do with the front-end design. Let me explain. I’ve been writing a lot...

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The Real Challenge Facing Headless CMS Platforms (and the Web Design Industry in General)The Real Challenge Facing Headless CMS Platforms (and the Web Design Industry in General)

The Real Challenge Facing Headless CMS Platforms (and the Web Design Industry in General)

PeteNovember 30, 2017

I’m treading on dangerous ground with this week’s blog post. This topic is sure to offend many of my fellow agency owners, especially those in the web design community. But sometimes the most difficult conversations need to be had, and this is one of those subjects that can’t be ignored any longer....

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Our Encounter with a Zero Day WordPress VulnerabilityOur Encounter with a Zero Day WordPress Vulnerability

Our Encounter with a Zero Day WordPress Vulnerability

AvramOctober 12, 2017

In our discussions of custom CMS solutions and how they compare to off-the-shelf options like WordPress, we consistently run into the question of security. As the CMS with the largest market share, WordPress is a big target for hacks. Running your site on WordPress comes with a responsibility to run...

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Best Practices for Designing & Integrating a User Interface for Your Custom CMSBest Practices for Designing & Integrating a User Interface for Your Custom CMS

Best Practices for Designing & Integrating a User Interface for Your Custom CMS

PeteOctober 9, 2017

One of the most liberating benefits of building a custom CMS is the ability to either design your own custom user interface and experience (known as UI/UX) or, at the very least, choose the best UI/UX for your system from the many libraries available off the shelf. Most people who opt for an off-the-shelf CMS have zero...

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Future-Proofing Your Web ContentFuture-Proofing Your Web Content

Future-Proofing Your Web Content

PeteSeptember 29, 2017

One of the many concerns that companies face when undergoing a content management system evaluation or conversion is the concept of future-proofing their content. This is especially a concern to those who publish content as a primary source of their business, such as news sites or other publications. If you’ve...

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