On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Martin Spott wrote:

> Well, Drupal is primarily a website CMS whereas WordPress, to my
> understanding, is prominently meant to serve for blogs.

This is all true, but wordpress does have some capabilities in the CMS arena

> Therefore it
> doesn't come by surprise that you're experiencing significant differences.
> Django in contrast has an even steeper learning curve, but it does almost
> everything for you, if you add some code - just the usual "versatility vs.
> convenience" story  ;-)

Not to mention everyone has a strong opinion about what the best platform
should be. :-)

> Let me put it into different words to clarify my intention: Re-doing a
> website almost from scratch requires a pile of work and when people start
> thinking about migrating the website over to whichever flavour of 3rd party
> 'framework', thus making the site _dependent_ on this framework, then I'd
> recommend not to choose one whose structural deficiencies are becoming
> obvious already _that_ in the early planning stage.
> It's a little bit like buying a house when you're thinking about having
> four
> kids.  In the "planning stage" you'll never know the exact details, but
> even
> in the early phases it's pretty much obvious that the needs _are_ going to
> develop their own life  ;-)

My concern is that it's so easy to over design initially and come up with a
list of requirements that end up being too expensive, too time consuming, or
too complicated to successfully build.  This is a natural tendency any time
we have an open discussion.  Everyone wants to contribute (which is good)
and people often times take it personally if their suggestion isn't given
enough weight or isn't immediately acted upon.  Any time we make a change we
gain things and lose other things (often things that have substantial
emotional investment.)

Definitely CMS is the future ...

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