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Ricky55
10-15-2008, 10:21 AM
Hi

I've just been asked to quote for quite a simple site but the client wants to be able to make very minor edits.

When I say minor I mean like changing the on date in the text once a month.

How would you guys tackle this issue, to use a CMS seems totally overkill and I've never used one before so they would be a learning curve.

Any suggestions?

edbr
10-15-2008, 10:48 AM
just changing the date?

Ricky55
10-15-2008, 11:26 AM
It will have a news section or something like that and she will want to change the dates and new items etc just basic text stuff on way page.

davidj
10-15-2008, 01:35 PM
have you looked at contribute << cost implication

templates << dreamweaver required

you could develop a micro cms if its just one or two pages << scripting language knowledge

if you want to learn let me know

Ricky55
10-15-2008, 01:55 PM
how would templates work david

domedia
10-15-2008, 02:22 PM
how would templates work david
Templates are a development tool, not for clients.
You can however combine templates with Adobe Contribute, which is the software Adobe made for non tech people to do updates.

davidj
10-15-2008, 05:33 PM
templates lock areas of code down like the layout of a page but allowing editable regions for users to add content.

is this a wrong assumption?

Corrosive
10-15-2008, 05:36 PM
templates lock areas of code down like the layout of a page but allowing editable regions for users to add content.

is this a wrong assumption?

You are right DJ but the client still needs something to enable them to contribute. I.e. contribute or a copy of DW.

davidj
10-15-2008, 05:42 PM
so when i posted this...


templates << dreamweaver required



was i wrong?

Corrosive
10-15-2008, 05:44 PM
so when i posted this...



was i wrong?
:( No, sorry DJ you were absolutely on the money...as always.

davidj
10-15-2008, 05:54 PM
you dont have anything to be sorry about mate

your not the one constantly correcting me!

domedia
10-15-2008, 06:42 PM
your not the one constantly correcting me! Yeah, that's my job :-)
In a case where a client asks to update the content, it would be complete overkill (and the wrong tool for the job) to have him update the website with DW. Get a trial version of Contribute here so you know what I'm talking about:
http://www.adobe.com/products/contribute/

davidj
10-15-2008, 07:14 PM
it was an option available.

if the client had a copy of dreamweaver it could be deemed less overkill if it met his needs and was currently gathering dust.

its making the right choice when you have all the variables to hand

Ricky55
10-15-2008, 09:18 PM
DJ, could you provide a bit more info on the micro CMS, is this something you could write for me? For a price obviously?

I would ideally like the user to make edits via a web browser.

PM if you are interested.

davidj
10-15-2008, 09:21 PM
Rick

lets chat about this

msn messenger me

edbr
10-16-2008, 01:32 AM
what about a simple include('data.txt') and an ftp account?

davidj
10-16-2008, 07:06 AM
yep thats another idea

davidj
10-16-2008, 07:08 AM
think you need to investigate all options

id put a feasibility excesses together and choose the best one from the results