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    Newbie Needs Advice...

    I would like to design a site with the same functionality as "gametab" website especially RSS Aggregation on homepage. However, content would be unrelated to the gaming market.
    Looking for advice and any suggestion as to how to build? Can this be done with any opensource CMS? etc. Thank you!

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    SitePoint Zealot Nick Burd's Avatar
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    check out Joomla.

    Let me know if you need help. Im always happy to help. lol

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    Thanks Nick. I'll keep you in Mind.

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    Nick's probably right, Joomla would be the best option. I don't like the look of gamertag though. It looks cluttered and outdated.
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    right.. Joomla is the best option..

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    I'd agree with that, just don't forget for a beginner building your own theme (if you decide to) can be a bit of a mouthful.

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    It can be tricky but Joomlas manual is a god send and has all the info you need to tailor your site to your needs.
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    I personally wouldn't use Joomla! The content management system is not user friendly, and even less so for someone designing the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexibit View Post
    I personally wouldn't use Joomla! The content management system is not user friendly, and even less so for someone designing the site.
    What you do instead then?

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    Before I began learning PHP, I used PHPNuke or Wordpress. I tried Mambo and Joomla and found them very hard to manage. Now, I develop my own CMS.
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    I hope your planning on being different or better than gametag...

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    I love the spam at the forum on the bottom lol

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    cuyahoga is a good one and particularly easy to use (well i thought so anyway)

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    Wordpress = quick learning curve
    Joomla = longer learning curve

    If you have a test server and want the whole shabang, go for joomla

    I am a wordpress avid user, but recognise the strength of joomla for more complex sites

    Good luck

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    I would probably go with Joomla over WordPress. I've recently fallen out of love with WP, so I'm using Nucleus for blog development.


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