From Cibernética Americana
C5: an alternative to PHP CMSes like Drupal and Joomla ¹
A Content Management System (CMS) such as Joomla or Drupal² provides a backend for your web. C5 is also a PHP CMS but superior to both.
Go/Return to the sample site. (← Take a live
tour: login there as 'admin' with the password I sent you)
A strong point of C5 is the entire site is WYSIWYG editable. If possible please reverse any
edits you make. If you need a guided tour call me
Hosting, Performance, Development, and Maintenance
Performance is largely a function of your hosting (more...).
Monthly support provides a basis for development and maintenance (more...) .
The Look and Feel of Your Site
C5 has two simple themes installed. If you want a custom look and feel developed for your site, you can either hire or graphic artists to work with me for that
purpose, give me your specifications, or find some theme or template from the many available and I will apply to create a new C5 theme for you however
I am not a graphics artist.
E Commerce and other Extensions
You may want to either develop custom software or have a package such as
osCommerce integrated into site. This can be done
and in such a manner that visitors to your site will see it as seamless. However the integration of these packages will be
superficial and you will still have to maintain their backends seperately.
How long and How much?
As little as 2 biz days if you have your hosting and other arrangements complete. I'd prefer to keep these jobs to no
more than 4 calendar weeks and no more than 80 hours of my time. I can supply ongoing support for the minimum hourly charge which
is also the min initial development cost ($400). A month of support is included free!
Can I have Flash with this?
Yes! As you will see C5 includes Flash integration. I can also use Flash or Flex to build custom
extensions or work with your graphic artist to create same.
Note: this service offering currently has little or nothing to with the use of this domain or items in the navigation to your left, except of for my resume portal and the PayPal page.
¹ In my judgement, the order would be C5 > Drupal > Joomla/Mambo. Each, however, has its strengths and weaknesses. WordPress is more of a blogging package than a CMS but a blog is content. Joomla is good if you want just simple mostly static content management. Drupals strength and its weakness is its exterme modularity and the large number of contributed modules. If you want a high quality base PHP CMS to customize or integrate with other open source software I am currently recommending C5.
² I've used both in paid work. There are numerous others pretty much any package organizing web pages can be called a CMS, WordPress, Typo3, and Mambo are just a few others just in the PHP class.