Posts Tagged ‘content management’

5Jan

So after much debate on how a useful CMS should function in this day and age I decided that a CMS is no longer something like joomla, and in fact should function like wordpress but allow for easy plugin development as well as management. Many of you already know my love for cakephp. I have many plugins already developed for cake, and other people do as well so my team’s current plan of action is to create a plugin manager of sorts… The way I see it, thats all a CMS essentially should be when everything in cakephp can essentially be a plugin. The plan is to load it up with some basic plug-ins that we have created (that can be replaced easily if desired); however, there may only be 1 or 2 core MVCs for settings purposes, auto updating and possibly a really slick GUI… I think the plugin manager as well as everything else can be a plugin, which allows for a great deal of modularity.

I feel that wordpress has it down right; however, services on linux machines like apt (synaptic) also work well to consider different repositories in existence, which I find ideal. Trying to host all plug-ins from 1 centralized source or even serve them through 1 centralized source isn’t the correct solution… instead it is better to simply allow different repositories to be added manually. That being said, we are currently trying to develop this plug-in we will see where it leads, but things are looking bright :).

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19Aug

I decided I would give you guys a mini update on work and such. So a few weeks ago I wrapped up my cable customizer 3000 project for spectraflex.com. The idea was to make a way to “create your own customized cable online and see a preview.” That is quite a task. There are over 140 possible combinations between colors and patterns. So we did it the good old fashioned way and took pictures of every single cable the exact same way. Then we created some javascript to update a picture on change and used some cool javascript effects to make it appear in an intruging way. Bottom line, it took way longer than we anticipated! Try it out for yourself though :)!!! Here is the link to one of the products: http://www.spectraflex.com/products.php?req=read&product_id=11
By the way, it is on every page that has color and pattern options!

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