Blogging, CMS, and the return of usability

August 14, 2006

It seems that every website you come across these days is based on some kind of ‘blog’ engine or template, or to put it simply, they are using a content management system.

I think this is a good thing; The templates are designed for easy reading, quick loading and are not image intensive. The navigation is plain text html, not some hard to use flash interface, and often clicking the title of the page at the top takes you straight to the home page. Add to that the availability of rss feeds, tags, and more frequent updates due to the managed backend, the quality of browsing is greatly improved!

A nice change from complex tables with many images to get a ‘box’ design, or the chopped up photoshop image interfaces, not to mention I havn’t seen a flash intro in a long time! Things are looking good!

I guess the high contrasts and rounded boxes are up for discussion though 😉


One Response to “Blogging, CMS, and the return of usability”

  1. carol Says:

    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog.
    Back to your post and i will comment only on your first paragraph…the cms makes it simple to have a web site.No need to build,code…
    Take for example Joomla or Mambo.
    Not only they are easy to install and use,but they have the most useful plugins to download and work with.
    No need to search for the scripts you need,or buy separate shopping carts,forums…

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