Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices

Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices
By Deane Barker

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Looking to select a web content management system (CMS), but confused about the promises, terminology, and buzzwords? Do you want to understand content management without having to dive into the underlying programming? This book provides a clear, unbiased overview of the entire CMS ecosystem—from platforms to implementations—in a language- and platform-agnostic manner for project managers, executives, and new developers alike.

Author Deane Barker, a CMS consultant with almost two decades of experience, helps you explore many different systems, technologies, and platforms. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to make decisions about features, architectures, and implementation methods to ensure that your project solves the right problems.

  • Learn what content is, how to compare different systems, and what the roles of a CMS team are
  • Understand how a modern CMS models and aggregates content, coordinates workflow, and manages assets
  • Explore the scope and structure of a CMS implementation project
  • Learn the process and best practices for successfully running your CMS implementation
  • Examine the practice of migrating web content, and learn how to work with an external CMS integrator

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #390133 in Books
  • Brand: imusti
  • Published on: 2016-04-02
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.10" h x .70" w x 6.90" l, 1.47 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 378 pages


  • O Reilly Media

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Deane has been working in web content management since the mid-90s – before the discipline even had a name. Since then, Deane is the veteran of hundreds of implementations ranging from small marketing sites to massive publishing operations. Deane has worked on almost all programming architectures and dozens of different CMS platforms. Deane has been writing about content management for over a decade, and speaks frequently on the content management conference circuit.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4I like it.
By JoeL
The book is very informative...........I like it.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5A terrific overview for anyone charged with developing or managing a website that goes beyond the basics
By Jerry Saperstein
Deane Barker is a hero. He has tackled an area – Content Management Systems – that has long been the province of tool publishers, marketers, platform zealots and the well-meaning, but ignorant.

To the detriment of many, Content Management Systems is one of those areas where everyone has an opinion, but every opinion must be carefully scrutinized. Tool publishers boost their platform. Zealots laud their favorites and denigrate others because – well, just because is often the limit of their rationality. Those familiar with one CMS will slam others they know nothing about.

Barker moves from start to finish, subject by subject, topic by topic across 338 well-written, amply illustrated pages.

This is the book that may get me to venture beyond WordPress as my CMS of choice because I really didn’t understand why others would be a better fit for even my little league efforts.

Seriously, if you have anything to do with development of websites that go beyond the simplest needs, you want to add this book to your library.

Very well done, Mr. Barker.


0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Well Written and Organized
By Antigone Walsh
This is a nicely written guide designed for project managers, developers or anyone considering a CMS related project. It is well organized and divided into three parts: The Basics,components of Content Management Systems and Implementation. You con't have to be a tec hie to understand it and it reminds me stylistically of the better offerings of the Dummies series. That being said, if you are looking for a programming manual, you will not find it here. I think it is a valuable resource, well researched and accessible.

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