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A slideshow version of the popular HTMLcut ( http://www.htmlcut.com ) article./nConverting PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla! is in demand now. But sometimes website owners do not understand exactly which of the content management systems (CMS) is the most appropriate for their websites. /nThere is a great variety of CMSs on the Web. WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal are definitely among the leaders today, at least amid the free open-source CMSs. Each of them has its own specialty and suits some particular objectives. Knowing that difference as well as their strengths and weaknesses can be very helpful when choosing a CMS for your own website./nThe video provides some useful tips for the customers and explains the advantages and disadvantages of WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, as well as the peculiarities of design to CMS conversion./nAlso, read the article at http://www.htmlcut.com/blog/before-converting-psd-to-wordpress-or-joomla-is-cms-choice-right.html .

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Before PSD to WordPress

or PSD to Joomla Conversion –

Is Your Choice of CMS True?

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Is Your Choice of CMS True?

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Converting designs into themes

for WordPress, Joomla! or

other content management system (CMS)

is one of the main trends in web development now.

But

Are you sure

that the chosen CMS

is the most appropriate for

your website and business goals?

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WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal are the leaders amid

the free open-source CMSs.

Each has its own specialty and suits particular objectives.

Do you know the difference?

Their strengths and weaknesses?

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CMS = Set of ready-made but customizable modules

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Environment to manage the system

CMS helps to:

  • Reduce time on website development
  • Simplify content publication and editing
  • Reduce site maintenance and update costs
  • Increase data security, control the access to data
  • Improve content contribution for visitors
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Choosing CMS –

Step 1: Define the Requirements

Specify:

  • Website functions of highest priority
  • Editorial features: text editors, spell-checkers, adding video
  • Social media add-ons and integration
  • Multilingual support, localization or translation
  • Security requirements
  • Who will manage the site – you or a 3-rd party vendor
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Step 2: Collate Possible Candidates

Let's consider the most popular free open source

content management systems in more detail.

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WordPress

The most popular blog platform, though can be used for a complex content-driven website too.

Pluses:

  • A lot of pre-developed templates and

popular add-on modules available for free

  • No server experience required
  • Friendly theming system
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WordPress

Minuses:

  • Sometimes it is difficult to adapt to the

specific requirements

  • 3-rd party modules can cause unexpected

results and conflict with each other

  • Quite vulnerable to hacker attacks, often

targeted by spammers

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Joomla!

Suitable for creating corporate websites,

online magazines, community-based portals, etc.

Strengths:

  • Easy installation and mastering
  • A lot of off-the-shelf extensions available
  • Possibility to develop additional modules

and custom design

  • Flexible modification and tuning
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Joomla!

Weaknesses:

  • Extensions usually cost money
  • Can be security concerns with 3-rd

party components

  • Hard to scale up to a large website
  • Requires additional efforts to make it

entirely SEO friendly

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Drupal

For both simple web blogs and large online communities.

Advantages:

  • Robust and secure development platform
  • Extremely developer friendly
  • Dozens of functions and modules available
  • Supports custom themes
  • Integrated with Google Analytics
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Drupal

Disadvantages:

  • Used primarily for large community sites
  • Not designed for out of the box business

websites

  • Not very designer and user friendly
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Step 3: Try It Out

1). Don't stop at a demo, install a regular version onto your server and probe whether it is convenient in work and maintenance.

2). Review available plug-ins for this CMS, especially free ones, and what they can do.

This may help to define

more realistic and detailed requirements

to the CMS

and refine the preliminary website design.

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The Next Step

Converting .psd / .ai / .png images into

xHTML / CSS code and CMS implementation

are usual steps

after selecting the CMS

and developing the website design.

Here are some remarks to take into account

on this phase.

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PSD to CMS Conversion Distinctions

1). The HTML coding and file structure should comply with additional rules to be correctly integrated into the CMS environment.

2). The coder should be more careful because of

a specific file interconnection and interrelation.

3). Every CMS has ‘bottlenecks’ that should be known

to implement some design or functional features.

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Summary

The choice of CMS is very important for development, maintenance and upgrade of your website.

But every CMS has strengths and weaknesses

you should be aware of.

Hope these tips will help you to make

the right decision.

Read more on our blog www.htmlcut.com/blog

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HTMLcut.com

is a leading PSD to HTML / HTML5 / CSS

and PSD to WordPress / Joomla! / Drupal

conversion company

For more information:

info@htmlcut.com

www.htmlcut.com

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