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    What content management system to choose

    Hello,

    I have some options about a new content management system.
    I can develop it myself but i only have like 16 hrs per month.
    I could choose to buy one or building it with open source software like plone or mambo.

    The output of my cms must be valid xhtml 1.1 strict and 508 compliant. Also on the front it must be very user-friendly.

    Does anyone of you know where to start?

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    Go with Textpattern. It outputs good code (the default template comes with a Transitional doctype, but I've gotten it to validate with Strict with no problems). What sort of features are you looking for?

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    You might also want to try my product, CeaMuS. Sure, I'm biased, but it generates HTML as clean as you want it, and it's very easy to use.
    www.ceamus.com
    Simple Content Management

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    Might want to take a look at webEdition too...

    http://www.web-edition.com/en/object..._objectID=1281

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    Okay, first of all a CMS is only as XHTML compliant as the template being used. That said you probably want to go with something that has hundreds of xhtml compliant templates or a CMS that makes it easy to create one. Here are the three I recommend based on this in order of best to runnerup:

    1)e107

    2)Textpattern

    3)Mambo/Joomla

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    This site is due for an update but you can look at it. The owner is in Africa making some buys to fill the shop. I may get time to finish this by march

    http://www.bonusmdiallo.com/joomla/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl
    This site is due for an update but you can look at it. The owner is in Africa making some buys to fill the shop. I may get time to finish this by march

    http://www.bonusmdiallo.com/joomla/
    Very cool - thanks for letting me take a look. You did the whole thing in Joomla?

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    It's been 2 months since I looked at this but I believe it is using Joola 1.0.4, akreservations for mambo 1.4.2, mambelfish, phpshop for mambo and a mambo core patch.

    This is why the site needs to be updated. There are just too many mixed pieces. I think I will start over and go with just Mambo.

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    Is there a big difference between Joomla and Mambo? I guess I thought they were pretty much the same thing.

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    Joomla development is slow for the larger more useful apps and seems to have come to a stand still on others. Mambo on the other hand is faster paced. Although many large app developers have gone to Joomla their legacy is still in Mambo and many are picking up the work where they left off. Mambo is a little more commercial so funding for development is easier to find I would guess.


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