[OT] lazy website software

Wade Preston Shearer lists at wadeshearer.com
Thu Dec 11 09:53:59 MST 2008


You said you Dont want blog software but sounds luke wordpress pages  
would do exactly what you want. You can use wordpress as a light cms  
for small sites. It works great.



On Dec 11, 2008, at 8:04, "Josh Coates" <jcoates at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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).
>
> example:
>
> Toast and Pancakes Website
>
> Tutorials
> - tutorial on making toast
> - tutorial on making pancakes
> Photographs
> - article with pancake photos in it
> - 18th century pancake photos
> - ancient egyptian toast photos
> History
> - 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
> and stuff.
>
> 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
> javascript thing and very non-webby (eg. your browser back button  
> doesn't do
> 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
> all.)
>
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