The simple publishing tools that we used back in the 90s “evolved” into massively complex structures requiring expensive experts to install and administer. CMS like SharePoint, Vignette and Percussion are punishing experiences for the user, turning the joyous task of writing into a machine-led death march. You enter your content and then engage in a [...] Read more – ‘“The Software is Wrong, Not the People”’.
Jeroen Verberg on the future of Content Management: It’s not just about Web sites any longer. It’s an integrated Web experience across the Web site, mobile platforms, social, email and all of them across multiple languages. And, most importantly, it’s about delivering content that’s contextually relevant to the user no matter what platform, device or [...] Read more – ‘The Future Of Content Management’.
Categorizing and presenting large volumes of documents is a big challenge. Content can be organized into 3 different models - Using Hierarchies (organized into folders), Using Categories (attaching taxonomy category to a document) or by Using Tags. These three organization models in turn can serve as navigational models as well. When the content size grows larger these models hinder the accessibility of the content. This also affects the discoverability of the content, of course searching is an option but search itself cannot be considered as navigation since the users needs to be aware of what properties the content has and how to specify the criteria. Faceted Navigation solves this problem by providing a way to access the in series of refining queries. The users can drill down and access the content the way they want. Hippo CMS, along with HST provides excellent support for creating a faceted navigation of your content. In this article I'll try to explain how you can build your own faceted navigation in your website using Hippo CMS and HST. Read more – ‘Faceted Navigation with Hippo CMS and HST2’.
When you are using Hippo CMS, the content and presentation logic are clearly separated. This cleaner approach to content management allows the developers to publish the content to various channels without much effort. In this post I'll try to explain how you can publish the same content from CMS and serve it using HST2 to different channels - Web Sites, Mobile (iPhone), iCal format and Layar (Augmented Reality Browser). Read more – ‘Multi Channel Publishing with Hippo CMS and HST’.