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3rd Oct 2005, 09:00 pm
Hey CADTutor, did you use a free template for your main site?
What about the DHTML menus?
Was it difficult to set everything up? I've installed just about every CMS out there and found that the Mambo CMS seems to be the most detailed and complex. Its easy to use, despite the complexity.
3rd Oct 2005, 10:14 pm
Mambo is an excellent CMS and I did consider it for the CADTutor site about 12 months ago. However, I've now settled on something else. I'm currently in the process of rebuilding the entire site using semantically correct XHTML and CSS. I'm also using PHP to build the pages. This will be combined with a number of "off-the-peg" modules (like this forum) to add more functionality. It's all taking rather longer than I had hoped but people seem to like the current site despite the fact that it's now 4 years old.
3rd Oct 2005, 10:25 pm
Honestly it looks very modern, even though it is four years old. When all the sites you see on the net are predominantly either all-flash or CMS portals, its nice to actually come across a true website that still looks good.
Is there anyway you could give me what your using now after you recode the site? I might be able to use some of what you've done and create a beautiful looking template for my mambo/joomla installation.
7th Oct 2005, 05:53 pm
To be honest, although I like the way it looks, the underlying code is very bad. The site was put together before I was enlightened. Poor symantic markup, little or no CSS, tables used for page layout, no accessibility features - it's a mess. You would find it very difficult to take it and apply it to Mambo.
7th Oct 2005, 06:04 pm
I did find a tool on my control panel that "repairs crappy html", lol. I wonder if that would fix some issues.
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