February 18th, 2005

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CMS blues

I’m going to indulge in a bit of geek ranting about Textpattern, the content management system I run Claw & Quill with and have been considering for a couple other sites.

I’ve said it before: I like Textpattern. From a design standpoint, it has a great elegance. Templates are XHTML with Textpattern-specific tags in a separate XML namespace, so the whole thing remains a well-formed XML document. Pages can use a library of template snippets. Plugins simply become new tags. Articles can be assigned both categories (like “fiction” or “poem”) and sections (separate page templates/style sheets, analagous to newspaper sections).

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