On 27/6/2010 1:24 PM, Steven Southard wrote:
I like it plenty for blogs. I like to use it for everything! I
really enjoy trying to hack Radiant and its extensions to do
everything I want it to do. Drupal may work fine but I don't care
much about other CMSs. I dig Radiant and that's pretty much the case
for everyone that uses it.
I agree with you, Steven. I do use it for quite a bit of work over on
my side... any place I'm managing semi-dynamic content, I'm tempted to
use Radiant rather than hack another implementation.
In my opinion, it works very well for managing content - sure, you need
to think a bit differently, compared to creating each page singularly,
but we've been able to use the little bit of programmability (radius
tags, especially the if_*** or unless_***) to create pretty
simple-to-manage sites. For example, on http://qi.sg/ we use Radiant
a bunch of images and slides them around. It may not be the best
implementation, but I have a page called sliders and under it, we put
new banners, as required with 2 specific sections - image (that has a
link to the image) and link (that has a link to the detailed article).
All this holds together very well with a simple piece of code for the
<ul><r:children:each by="position" order="asc">
<r:if_content part="link"><a href="<r:content part="link"
<r:if_content part="image"><img src="<r:content part="image"
It all works very well :) - if there's no link, it doesn't link to any
thing... also, it uses the position of the slider, so changing the
sequence of the items on the home page is very simple. Also, to remove
a banner, just change its status to "draft" and off it goes. Put it to
published and it's back.
To be fair, I haven't used other CMSs, but doing things like this makes
it quite simple for everyone!
There are extensions that provide functionality that I would like to see
within the box, but it's not a big deal.
27/6/2010 | 3:31 PM.