Thanks, Steven, for the added perspective. What do folks consider a "high-volume" site? If I'm looking to handle 3 - 5 million page views monthly, which I can do with a few production Rails servers and a non-trivial production architecture (memcache, n-tier architecture, etc.), do folks think Radiant will be up to the task?
- Peter > From: Steven Southard <ste...@stevensouthard.com> > Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 23:29:18 -0600 > To: <email@example.com> > Subject: Re: [Radiant] Stories of stability > > I and others would love to chime in and help complete the picture > unfortunately Mohit already hit every point perfectly. Good luck with > your choice. If you choose Radiant engineering will love how it all > goes together and if you do your jobs right marketing will love how > much power they have to publish exactly what they want in a clear and > effective way. > > Best, > > Steven > http://www.stevensouthard.com > > > > On Dec 23, 2009, at 2:26 PM, Peter Degen-Portnoy wrote: > >> This is great stuff, thank you so very much, Mohit! >> >> - Peter >> >> >>> From: Mohit Sindhwani <t...@onghu.com> >>> Organization: Viometrix | Onghu >>> Reply-To: <t...@onghu.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>> Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 03:00:45 +0800 >>> To: <email@example.com> >>> Subject: Re: [Radiant] Stories of stability >>> >>> Peter Degen-Portnoy wrote: >>>> Fellow Railsians and Radiant peoples; >>>> >>>> We are essentially performing a CMS bake off. >>> We are going through a similar issue. I love Radiant but we have >>> had a >>> few issues with trying to use it for a new site. So, let me get this >>> started... >>> >>> [+] >>> 1. Radiant is stable - I haven't had any issues on low volume sites >>> that >>> I operate. >>> 2. I program in Rails/ Ruby, so extensibility is easy! >>> 3. Radiant is a breeze to maintain. >>> 4. You can do almost any thing that you might need. >>> >>> [-] >>> 1. Radiant templates - this is the most common problem I faced. >>> People >>> always talk about how easy it is to get templates for something like >>> Joomla. I haven't used that yet, but there's this perception that it >>> would be easier if we were using Joomla. >>> 2. Setting up the site for getting in content takes some time - you >>> need >>> to install Radiant (that's the easy part) but integrating the >>> extensions >>> that you may need takes a while longer. You need to make sure >>> everything is OK. Then you need to start on your templates. In a >>> sense, Radiant seems to give you too much freedom - you have to >>> create >>> your layouts, snippets and then your pages. You have to "code" your >>> navigation and so on. If you want support for Flash videos, either >>> you >>> code in your HTML or you add an extension... and so on. One of the >>> problems that this creates is that it seems that a lot of >>> extensions are >>> needed and there's very little "in the box" - even something like >>> attachment support has to be added on. >>> 3. Some of the non-technical people don't seem to like Radius all >>> that much. >>> 4. Finally, no WYSIWIG out of box - I prefer that, but the non- >>> technical >>> users seem to prefer WYSIWIG (at least till they start to appreciate >>> TexTile. >>> >>> Overall, I would pick Radiant cos I think it's quite neat :) >>> >>> Cheers, >>> Mohit. >>> 12/24/2009 | 2:58 AM. >>> >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Radiant mailing list >>> Post: Radiant@radiantcms.org >>> Search: http://radiantcms.org/mailing-list/search/ >>> Site: http://lists.radiantcms.org/mailman/listinfo/radiant >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Radiant mailing list >> Post: Radiant@radiantcms.org >> Search: http://radiantcms.org/mailing-list/search/ >> Site: http://lists.radiantcms.org/mailman/listinfo/radiant > > _______________________________________________ > Radiant mailing list > Post: Radiant@radiantcms.org > Search: http://radiantcms.org/mailing-list/search/ > Site: http://lists.radiantcms.org/mailman/listinfo/radiant _______________________________________________ Radiant mailing list Post: Radiant@radiantcms.org Search: http://radiantcms.org/mailing-list/search/ Site: http://lists.radiantcms.org/mailman/listinfo/radiant