content management system

Today's Obsession: Why Can't I Control Anything?

Here’s an irritating article from Thomas Baekdal, reminding publishers that they don’t control the formatting of their content any more, due to third-party display tools like Flipboard, and so on. He offers a solution which I find completely infuriating (as a designer) and completely incorrect (as a developer). His solution offers a way to...

Today's Obsession: My CMS, Myself

At Poynter, there’s a candid discussion of what a company’s content management system means to the company. Probably not the sexiest topic to those designers who work in terms of look-at-this-gorgeous-artifact-i-created, but definitely worth looking at. From my perspective, this is what visual design is becoming: a craft which orchestrates ways to communicate. CMSes...

Today's Obsession: Making Stacey

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been speaking with Anthony Kolber, creator of Stacey, the content management system which generated some excitement here. I got a chance to talk with him about how a designer moves from purely visual work to technically-minded projects as well, not to mention the intricacies of designing and building...

Today's Obsession: No-Code Sites

A few days ago, we looked at a nifty low-maintenance, easy-install content management system called Stacey. Well, yesterday, the app became a lot more appealing to me with this demo which popped up in my Twitter feed: a website run using a combination of Stacey, Dropbox, and Hazel. Dropbox is one of my favorite...

Today's Obsession: Stacey

With more and more of us branching out onto the web on our own, it’s a great thing to constantly find tools to build our portfolio sites quickly and easily. Stacey’s an app just for that: a CMS that’s lightweight, easy to install and easy to run. You drop it onto your server, no...

Today's Obsession: Web Type for CMSes

If you’re developing sites in WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla for your clientele to edit after you’re done, you now have another tool in your arsenal. Monotype’s fonts.com now has a WordPress plugin for you to download and hook up to your account at webfonts.fonts.com and allow your client to style their own content using...