CMS Free Websites (With Bonus Content Management)

A session at Boise Code Camp 2014

Saturday 5th April, 2014

3:05pm to 4:20pm (PST)

Session Level: 200

As the number of features in a content management system grows with each new release so does the complexity and size of the code base. Many project scopes use a very small set of CMS features. Additionally, every CMS is extremely opinionated. If you need to diverge from how the CMS accomplishes a task then it might as well be like moving a mountain and clients end up baffled why a "simple" change to existing functionality is so expensive.

Static site generators are very popular these days. They make creating small custom websites a breeze. They output simple HTML, CSS and Javascript so hosting is inexpensive and plentiful and if you are used to working with CMS templates and custom plugins then they are easy to learn as well.

In this session I will walk through a setup for creating simple websites that are easy to maintain using Jekyll, Github and Prose.io.

This session was inspired by this blog post http://developmentseed.org/blog/...

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Andy Harl

Web designer, amateur food maker, husband, and father. bio from Twitter

I am a web designer at the local hosting company, Valice. I design and build websites for small and medium size businesses. I am passionate about web technology and user experience design.

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Time 3:05pm4:20pm PST

Date Sat 5th April 2014

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