I’ve not been posting for a while – my knee ligament has decided once again that it doesn’t want to play any more. Additionally, the car has been off the road for the last week, being prepared for MOTting and taxing. So I’ve been pretty much housebound all this time – I can just about limp around the block to see the neighbours – and dealing with the nagging low-level pain (which is easing considerably now, thank the Whatever). And getting very bored – even sitting at the comp is getting boring.
However, I am still trying out various CMSs and having some success with a couple of them. CMS Made Simple is a winner as afar as I’m concerned. It’s small and lightweight; there’s a range of modules for common stuff like galleries, calenders and forums; a good range of skins is available and if you don’t like any of them, you can simply take your own HTML template and drop in tags for the various elements – ‘head’, ‘content’, ‘menu’, etc. For a designer, that last one is a real plus; I’ve struggled for hours with the complexities of customising Joomla and Drupal and have so far got pretty much nowhere.
OK, CMSMS probably isn’t so suitable for big community sites, so I’ll still have to carry on struggling with Joomla. But it will certainly do for the small personal sites that I would like to concentrate on.
Anyway, I’ll try to come up with something more interesting to write about soon.