[OT] lazy website software
jcoates at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 08:04:57 MST 2008
i'm looking for something, and it's a difficult thing to search for, so i
thought i'd ask plug.
i want to build a simple website that is made up of articles in a single
level hierarchy. these articles should be easy to create and edit (where
'easy' means something like a wiki markup language).
Toast and Pancakes Website
- tutorial on making toast
- tutorial on making pancakes
- article with pancake photos in it
- 18th century pancake photos
- ancient egyptian toast photos
- history of toast
- another toast history article
- history of pancakes
that's kind of all i'm looking for. i just want a "website in a box" that
is bonehead simple to maintain and add things to. like i want to be able to
add a new article on pancake history in 5 seconds, with pictures and links
things that i don't think will work:
- blog software. blogs are linear journals. yes, blog entries can be
grouped into a single level hierarchy, but it's still a blog and they all
look very "bloggy".
- wiki software. the closest thing i could find is tiddlywiki - it's very
*simple* which is good, but it's very non-SEO friendly, it's just one big
anything. feels weird.)
the thing blog and wiki software have in common is that they are bone-head
simple to add content too. that's really good, but there must be a generic
website software that does the same thing, right?
then there are like 5 millions CMS software packages - but geesh, what a
mess that is.
any ideas? or do i have to built it myself (which i really, really, really
don't want to have to do - i'm a lousy web dev and it doesn't sound fun at
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