Debate on Content Management Systems

July 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Posted in Clients, Our Services, SEO Services, SNS Team | 6 Comments
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Decisions, decisions….  Our lives are full of them.

Currently the debate to decide which CMS  (Content Management System) to use is at the forefront of e-business management.  The competition for search engine ratings is the driving force … “Game On.”

From my point of view,  it appears Drupal is the leading favorite in CMS website design.

Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic websites. Drupal offers a broad range of features for developing a variety of websites; from personal or corporate websites to community portals (such as discussion forums and social networking websites) to complex web applications (such as e-commerce and intranet applications). The Drupal CMS enables web editors to easily publish and manage content appearing on the websites.

Practical experiments using various CMS are ongoing. It will be interesting to observe the results. The following is a quote from one such study:

Drupal vs Joomla: Which CMS is Best?

The Results: Drupal Users Love Drupal, Joomla Users Love Joomla

Drupal users list the highest client satisfaction with Drupal, and Joomla users list the highest satisfaction of their clients with Joomla. Drupal developers feel that Drupal is easier for developers to learn, and Joomla users feel that Joomla is easier to learn. After all, if you already chose Drupal or Joomla, there was probably a reason you chose it at the time.

Drupal Better for Extensibility and Large Sites

Once you get down to slightly less biased issues, it gets more interesting. Drupal users rate their CMS higher than Joomla users rated theirs in areas such as documentation (especially core and module documentation) and bugs (core and modules). Drupal users apparently feel that their add-ons integrate better with the core, and their framework makes it easier to extend their CMS’s capabilities. Drupal users also rated Drupal higher than Joomla users rated Joomla for their support of multimedia, social networking, SSL, forums, event calendars, blogging, document management, SSL, internationalization, user management and permission features (a huge gap of 40%), ease of external integration, the ease of developing large, complex web sites, and the quality of add-ons for enhancing functionality.

E-commerce clients are switching to Drupal. Clients are migrating because of the marketing and SEO features available with Drupal.

The SNS System team members are experts with the many exceptional features of Drupal:

Cost Effective: Drupal is an open source application which provides a cost-effective solution for the customers.

Support Community: Drupal has a strong online support and developer community. Enhancements and updates are available at regular intervals.

Customizable:  The modular architecture of Drupal simplifies adding new features/functionalities to develop custom solutions to meet individual requirements.

Which CMS is the industry leader?  We each have to decide and the result of our decision will be in dollar signs.

Please leave your comments and observations.

Karen Arnold
SNS System

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