[Catalyst] CMS

Matt Rosin telebody at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 08:28:28 GMT 2007

Catalyst makes it easy to build a site with lots of little modules of
content composing a single page - the actual content (words/images)
being scattered in static apache directories, the database, the
templates folders and the code. At some point a content management
system of some type is needed.

While I hand-roll this sort of thing now it might be nice to have a
standard module with perhaps a rich editor and HTML form, or it might
be more powerful with the ability to manage various stories/images on
disk or db, and integrate uploads even, like some of the portal
building systems do. Perhaps one integrated well with Catalyst could
also allow the user to select template files to use in a given part of
the screen to replace not just on a story basis but on a div basis.

I'd just like to ask if anyone uses a CMS (beyond just hand-rolling
for each instance) or has been seeing similar needs. I think much
development time is spent on creating object management interfaces
which perhaps could be boiled down to some repetitive functionality.

Matt Rosin

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