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A relevant design and research site | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

A relevant design and research site

serial consign

I came across a new favourite site today, and ironicly I found it through a comment here on my blog. Serial Consign is a design and research site written by Greg J. Smith. Aside from relevant topics to me like social networking and how information is distributed today, the tone is intelligent and understandable. One of the ways I measure interest in something is how fast time flies and not realizing how much time has gone by. I gained a couple hours tonight reading the site.

Another interesting thing to note is how the site is programmed. It’s powered by Drupal which makes me wonder about WordPress. Yes, WordPress is what I’m using here at DesignNotes, but I’m starting to find that the system for pages, posts and sidebars to be limiting in how I will evolve DesignNotes.

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  • http://neil-scott.com Neil Scott

    Hello Michael,

    I’ve been testing CMS at work and, coming from a wordpress background, found drupal to be rather ungainly.

    I’d wager that almost all the things you want to do re: templating can be achieved relatively simply with wordpress easier than drupal.

  • http://serialconsign.com Greg J. Smith

    Hey Michael,

    First off.. thanks so much for the tip of the cap. Happy to gobble up your time. 🙂

    I am not familiar with WordPress, but I must say that after six months of experimenting Drupal is really starting to blow me away. I’m not sure how flexible wordpress is but I get the sense you could do anything with Drupal that you had the imagination and PHP skills for. You could definitely do all kinds of Data Crunching aside from the ability to build custom modules, etc. I’m really interested in it and despite how disorienting it is at first.. I’m really happy I’m using it. Best of all, I feel like it is something I could still be using in 5 years.

  • http://designnotes.info/ michael

    Thanks for the fyi Neil.

    Glad to have you as a visitor Greg. I’m def. not a programmer by any means, but I get the sense that once people try to do more intense things w/ wordpress and can’t, people will look to other options.

    But the intention of this post wasn’t so much about the backend tech. as much as the front end content…