New book on SilverStripe 2.4

I’ve recently had the chance to read the latest SilverStripe book: SilverStripe 2.4 – Module Extension, Themes, and Widgets: Beginner’s Guide I found this book very well written and entertaining. The author does a great job highlighting the SilverStripe way of building websites, and a good book explaining a...

MODx Web Development – Second Edition

If you liked MODx Web Development, released by Packt on March 2009, you’ll also enjoy MODx Web Development – Second Edition, published on March 2011 and now available, see MODx Web Development – Second Edition. This second edition offers a much needed update from MODx 0.9.6.1, covered in the...

MODx Web Development

In 2007 MODx won the “Most Promising Open Source CMS” Packt Award. A little more than one year later, the MODx Web Development book has been published, to fulfill the expectations of many interested readers. MODx Web Development is the first book available on MODx, and will undoubtedly contribute...

Learning Drupal 6

If you are going to build a website for the first time, and you wish to use Drupal, a good book like Building powerful and robust websites with Drupal 6 is an invaluable help. This new book, written by David Mercer and published by Packt, walks you through the...

CMS or Web Application Framework?

What’s the difference between a successful CMS and a Web Application Framework? Not a big one, I think, for the reasons I’m going to explain in this post. Let’s start with the definitions. A content management system (CMS) is a web application used to manage and deliver the content...

Managing eZ publish projects

Are you responsible for the implementation and management of eZ publish projects, or are you building sites for medium to large clients? If your answer is yes, then this book will give you a better understanding of all the elements involved in eZ publish Content Management projects. This is...

sNews 1.6 review

sNews 1.6 is the current version of a single file, template independent, PHP and MySQL powered, standards compliant CMS written by Solucija and released under a Creative Commons License. This article is a short review of sNews 1.6, covering Installation, The Administration Page, Adding and Managing Content, and sNews...

DotClear themes

DotClear offers a very convenient way to quickly change the design and layout of your site. New themes can be installed and activated from the Administration panel, so you don’t have to manually download an archive, unzip it, and upload the theme files to your site. To install a...