[Pro] Which CMS

Hi all,

I have been asked to set up a web site which allows the client to add images and text to the site.

It will be something along the lines of Car sales, in that images and descriptions will be available to view but there is no need for online sales.

The client will need to be able to add another car, 3 images and some text describing the vehicle.

I would like to be able to create the main pages using Freeway.

I have noted that WebYep has been mentioned in other posts regularly. Is anyone with experience of this system able to verify if this would be suitable for my needs.

As always, thanks very much for the fantastic support offered on this forum,

Neil


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I have two clients that use this method (WebYep) for selling used
arboricultural equipment. No complaints so far, but from a design
point of view the basic image inclusion is just that - basic. The best
way is to try it - you can test WebYep live, before you buy a site
licence.

HTH Colin

On 7 May 2010, at 15:29, Neil wrote:

Hi all,

I have been asked to set up a web site which allows the client to
add images and text to the site. It will be something along the
lines of Car sales, …
… I have noted that WebYep has been mentioned in other posts
regularly.


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You may also want to look at Perch http://grabaperch.com/. It’s
lightweight but functions as a more traditional CMS in that it uses
MySQL and templates, not flat-files. It’s deceptively powerful but
more hands-on in that you can create custom templates for almost any
conceivable requirement (it comes with several basic default
templates). It falls somewhere between WebYep and a full-featured CMS.
I’ve used Perch and WebYep and both are good candidates though I like
the MySQL aspect because of the inherent power and flexibility.

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Things also to consider when looking at cms, especially when requiring the use and upload of images is the various methods of uploading and implementation, some require extra software at extra cost, or rather their text editors do. Also, is your client ok with using images, possible sizing, cropping excetra.

Pulsecms is also worth mentioning but there are a lot of cms alternatives out there.

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Does Perch have file uploads and image handling yet?

Walter

On May 7, 2010, at 11:48 AM, Todd wrote:

You may also want to look at Perch http://grabaperch.com/. It’s
lightweight but functions as a more traditional CMS in that it uses
MySQL and templates, not flat-files. It’s deceptively powerful but
more hands-on in that you can create custom templates for almost any
conceivable requirement (it comes with several basic default
templates). It falls somewhere between WebYep and a full-featured
CMS. I’ve used Perch and WebYep and both are good candidates though
I like the MySQL aspect because of the inherent power and flexibility.

Todd


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On May 7, 2010, at 11:14 AM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Does Perch have file uploads and image handling yet?

A big yes on file uploads. In fact, the Cheerios QT video you checked
for me the other week, well, that whole site is built with Perch and
there are dozens of videos and images. As for dynamic resizing I can’t
say one way or the other as I didn’t need to venture down that road.
What’s nice is that Perch does not impose limits on file size uploads,
though servers do (and no lrestriction on file type either). It just
works if you set-up your template correctly.

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Fantastic response, thanks to all.

I will start off by giving the trial of WebYep a thorough test.

I good point was raised about the technical ability of the client.
My response has to be that they have limited computing skills. I have suggested a digital camera and a resolution for them to use as standard as their editing skills will be nil,zero,zilch.

Once again, thanks to all, I’ll post my findings here. I expect my trial will throw up more questions.

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The only drawback with the trial of demo WebYep site is I have to pay for the actions beforehand. If I don’t like webyep, the purchase of the actions would be pointless.

Is there a way of creating a test web site with freeway / Webyep without buying the actions?

Thanks again


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Hi Neil
Yes you can
You can copy and paste the code which is given on the OBD site and adjust the parameters by hand and then use insert markup to add the code into freeways out put
its slow but it can be done
here is the online document link which also gives you the code:

http://www.obdev.at/resources/webyep/documentation/WebYep_Documentation_1.4.6/reference/init-code.html

this is the start but all of it is there for you to copy and add into the freeway doc

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Max, thanks for the above help, but I have already taken the plunge and purchased your action suite.

I started using it last night and must say it is excellent, very easy to use.

The documentation you provide is also good and the tutorials are spot on.

I can see me doing a few web yep based client managed sites in the future which makes your action suite very good value.

Thanks again,
Neil


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