What is the future of web development in CMSes?

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  1. TTS_Coder49

    TTS_Coder49 Registered Member

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    I want to have a serious conversation about where the industry is going with web design and CMS use.
    I'm speaking specifically in the context of building websites, whether blogs or business sites or info sites of any kind, just typical web design and development.
     
  2. SteveSmoke

    SteveSmoke Registered Member

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    I don't think there will ever be any CMS in the near future that does everything without needing to add in extras because thank goodness there is still a bit of resistance against bloat.
     
  3. RomieAnb90

    RomieAnb90 Registered Member

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    Most current websites can be converted into a WP CMS and retain their current look.

    But again, this is a design (any design) is agreed upon by the client, whether or not they want a slideshow banner, etc would be fixed ahead of time. They would not have carte-blanche to adjust everything in the basic design. If they wanted that I would just send them to a website builder and suggest they build their own.
     
  4. GerarDant90

    GerarDant90 Registered Member

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    If there was a tool out there that did the job better than all the available tools, I would definitely use it instead of WordPress.
    I believe a developer should be able to use a tool in a way that suits them, not be dictated by the tool as to how to use it.
     
  5. Pinazo

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    Quite a few years ago I started writing a WordPress plugin that iterated through files and stored their hash values. The script could iterate on demand and compare values, identifying any that changed.

    It worked fairly well, but then I got lost in feature creep (saving "*.bkp" copies, automatically replacing changed files with their backup copies and sending me an email) and WordPress made a major version jump (to the multi-site) that broke a lot of it and I never finished it.

    Around the same time, a bit before that actually, I wrote a plugin that found "orphaned" database entries left behind by plugins that didn't do a proper uninstall cleanup and provided the option to delete the rows. Then RL and the change to multisite (instead of checking one folder and one table, now possibly many) got in the way and I've never gotten back to maintaining it.
     

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