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Why Content Migration Is Like Changing A Nappy

It’s something I’ve been thinking about a fair bit these days, normally in the middle of the night. I’ve been burned a couple of times recently by extremely unpleasant content migrations, and extremely unpleasant nappy changes. Here are ten similarities. For those on the other side of the pond, a nappy is a diaper.

Full Service Digital Agencies For Dummies

What exactly is a Full Service Digital Agency? What services do they offer? And how big does an agency need to be to credibly offer them? Who are the big boys? Does size really matter? Read on …

My First 50 Days of WordPress – Part I

It’s been about 65 days since I started this blog, and about 50 days since I moved from hosted to a self-hosted version. Since gaining my freedom, I’ve learned a lot about blogging, WordPress and various tools of the trade. For some reason, I’ve struggled to find resources that list all of the nice tips and tricks out there. In this post, I’m only going to talk about how it is built – the on-site stuff. In Part II I’ll talk about how the off-site pieces – things like Twitter, Directories and external checking tools.

CMS Celebrity Deathmatch: The Developers Speak

More like this please. As much as I enjoyed the CMS Vendor Meme, I have to admit that the results are fairly meaningless. Most of the answers were extremely corporate and towed the party line. So I was overjoyed to see Adrian Mateljan post his view on the Open Text response to the meme. I hope other developers will follow his lead.

Will Vignette Give Open Text Food Poisoning?

It’s been a few days since the announcement that Open Text will absorb Vignette. Most of the larger analysts have thrown their opinions on the deal into the ring, and some patterns are emerging. I’ve even got some of my own thoughts too. And they’re not all good.

OMG! Open Text buy Grandpa Vignette

I gotta admit, this one took me by surprise. Open Text has just announced that they are aquiring Vignette. There is more to come, but here are my initial thoughts.

CMS Drug Dealers at Internet World

CMS Exhibitions aren’t just happiness and joy. You can meet a lot of interesting people, see a lot of demos and have nice beers afterwards. But there is also a dark, depressing side to these things which is, to me, embodied in the Used Car CMS Salesmen.