Casper Fabricius wrote:
However, I have a client whose content editor is very frustrated with
the system. She can only just tolerate using Markup, and she refuses
to write any kind of HTML - Radius tags falls into this category from
her point of view. According to her, a proper CMS would hide all this
"technical stuff" and provide custom forms for all types of content.
Casper, my "solution" would be to find a slightly more technical client :P
No, I'm joking (of course!)
Here's what I would recommend:
1. First, factor out as far as possible so that whatever is not page
specific is in snippets.
2. If all she needs is a few styles of pages, I would create different
page types or layouts.
3. Then tell her that the different parts that she wants need to go into
different page parts. It would be cool if you could modify the "Add
Child" behavior to allow you to select the kind of child page you want
and then give you a blank page with all the different tabs created (page
you change the Layout/ page and automatically adds in the different page
parts? It could even be a special drop down box next to the Page Type
that triggers the actions?
4. The problem: she still needs to use textile for some of the things,
such as images. I'm not sure if the Textile Helper will help? It's
been a while since I looked at it, but there's a hello world guide on my
It could make some things easier for her, I hope... without going down
the path of WYSIWIG.
If you do go down WYSIWIG, I hear good things about WymEditor - and
Benny's on the list!
Of course, Casper, you are more experienced than I am. Do let us know
what you eventually settle on :)
11/19/2008 | 2:45 AM.
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