Category Archives CMS

CMS Archives

In this section you will find general articles and resources that cover all aspects of Content Management Systems (CMS).

The Awesome Croogo – Free and Open-Source PHP CMS

Croogo is a free, open source, content management system for PHP. It is built on top of the popular MVC framework CakePHP and is targeted towards developers, designers and administrators. It was first released on October 2009 by Fahad Ibnay Heylaal, and continued to see 6 more releases in less than a year. The project is currently at version 1.3.2…

30 Grid Based WordPress Themes

Grid based layout designs can be very useful for building structured, usable and content rich (not limited to) websites. Grid design certainly has some major benefits for developers (its really easy to to plan where things should go), but its real power lies in what it can do for your readers and users. With a structured grid layout, an everyday…

14 Lightweight Content Management Systems

An all singing and all dancing CMS (who uses all of there features anyway?) is not always the best option for every web design project, sometimes all you need is something with a little less punch, something with a smaller learning curve and something that is really, really light. All of the CMSes below can be regarded as ‘light’, that’s…

A Review of the Best and Most Intuitive Flash CMS Solutions

Despite the rumors, Flash websites are still very much popular. Flash does provide a unique and rich user experience with its amazing animations, unique effects, its somewhat genius interactivity. Yes, Flash can be beautiful, but it is also very difficult to learn and is certainly very difficult to easily update (especially for clients) and maintain. For the past few years…

40 Free Drupal CMS Themes

The massive Drupal community, headed by its 2000 developer account members, offer a huge range of free resources. As with the nature of anything open-source, the resources available for Drupal, are (mostly) free, professional and high quality.

15 Amazing, Free and Professional Joomla! Templates

Joomla, the free open source CMS, is still number one when it comes to building a big, robust and professional websites (WP must be catching up quickly with its great progress). It has a pretty solid reputation as a CMS. The only downside, the community never really had a great resource of free templates, until now.

2200 CMS Load Time Comparisons, Which is the Fastest?

I received an email from the Admin of Page Load Time at the start of this week, informing me that they had tested the Page Load Times of 2200 (honestly, they have, its amazing) websites of the following CMSs: Movable Type, WordPress, EZ Publish, PHP Nuke, Joomla, Drupal, Mambo and Plone. Elgg was also included within the tests but proved…