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SuperSuite vs Joomla! or Drupal, etc.?

Thread began 1/18/2013 5:12 pm by dianne441830 | Last modified 1/19/2013 4:18 pm by dianne441830 | 1680 views | 3 replies |


SuperSuite vs Joomla! or Drupal, etc.?

Hi, don't know if this is the right spot for this question.... But wondering if anyone has any opinion on what is better (easier/quicker and more user friendly) both to work with and for the users to work on for CMS?

I'm not going to be doing a store, but will have secure log-ins, video posts, message posts, images, and i want my clients to be able to easily manage it instead of calling me to do little updates....

From what i've seen on demo's of Joomla and drupal and wordpress there's so much going on in the backend it would take me a year to just show the clients where to go to update information.... so i'm leaning towards the suite, but not sure if i'll be over my head with it...

Any thoughts, much appreciated....

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Hey Diane,
My opinion as a Web Designer (schooled, not book read), is that designing in Wordpress, Drupal, etc, is unprofessional and cheesy. You constantly have to download security updates to protect your site from being hacked, which I have still seen happen even after security updates. Do yourself a big favour, and design your site and insert a cms such as Power CMS into it, instead.

There is much more control on your side of things with this option.

Now I have a security question for the folks at WebAssist which I will post next! :)

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CraigRBeta Tester

I think you are being a bit harsh on drupal, joomla and wordpress.

They are all very good applications in their own right - but it depends what you want to do.

Downside is that with no programming knowledge, you have rely heavily on other peoples expertise if you want your site to have particular features.

Many people criticise sites based on the above can look a bit 'samey', but with good templates and some css skills, you can overcome that to some extent,

I think some coding experience will help you whatever route you take, the benefit of using the super suite is that your project will certainly be more bespoke, and (I believe) you'll have a lot more fun in the process and a great feeling of achievement when you get there.

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Thank you both!

I really appreciate both your input...

I think i'm going to go for doing it with the SuperSuite extensions.... At least when things break i'll know what i did so hopefully will know how to fix it :)

Thanks again!

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