Count me in on the web list, too. Martha, I've been pretty happy with Joomla, too.
From: callers-bounces(a)sharedweight.net [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of Martha Edwards
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 4:08 PM
To: Caller's discussion list
Subject: Re: [Callers] contra dance webmasters unite!
Chip - I've been using *Joomla *for our site here in St Louis (
) for about a year. For myself, it's the perfect blend of
front-end ease-of-use for content updaters and back-end flexibility for the
designer-techie who wants to make the site jump through a few hoops. I love it. I can do
things I always needed to hire a programmer to do before - like make online registration
forms that send you an email with the registration info AND send the registrant on to
PayPal (thank you, Chronoforms!).
However, since it looks as if, in the big Content Management Systems shakeout, there are
three popular survivors, *WordPress, Joomla,* and * Drupal*, I've done some
investigation into the other two as well.
If the folks making the web site don't have a bunch of tech experience as a web
designer or programmer, I'd probably recommend *WordPress*. It's a lot easier for
non-techies to set up, and I've seen some spiffy sites done with it. On the other
hand, I also hear it's a lot less flexible for web designer/programmers. In other
words, if you want to do what IT wants you to do, it's GREAT, but if you want to do
something slightly different, you may be out of luck. That makes sense, though. I figure
you get extreme ease-of-use OR extreme flexibility, but not both. Don't know if you
could do an online registration form with it, for example. Anyone have experience with
I can't imagine a contra dance group ever needing something like *Drupal*, which (I
hear) falls squarely in the techie (extreme flexibility) camp. But hey, if you've got
someone who knows it, rumor has it that it can do amazing things.
Uh-oh, just realized that we're not already on the contradance web-stuff discussion
list. My apologies.
So, in penance, and to keep the discussion about dance, I will include here a link to my
cute little double grand square Flash
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