WEB safest way to allow client to edit own site??

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  1. Normie

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    Hey guys.. Heres a good question, I haven't been able to find an answer to.

    I have a client that would like to upload photos and possibly edit their own content. But is an absolute noob when it comes to web design. What I would like to do is add some sort of photo gallery/blog type thing so they don't fuck my code.. Any of you know how/software that will allow me to do this?

    Otherwise I'm going to tell him I have to do it... But I really want to be hands off as soon as transition from design to live happens..

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  2. Normie

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    Any CMS should be able to do it.
     
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    wordpress.
     
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    cushycms is nice, it allows for image uploading too which is pretty badass.
     
  6. Normie

    Normie The TBW weight loss plan worked for me! OT Supporter

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    Yeah it HAS to be able to do images.. thats his main priority...

    I wonder if theres a better CMS program out there that is a little less expensive for pro version :o
     
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    client wants to be able to edit it, let them pay it
     
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    Drupal is probably as best as it gets for free. :dunno:
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    cushy is probably the best/easiest way to integrate with the current site
     
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    Drup-HEIL!
     
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    Drupal or Wordpress for sure. Both are free, both are infinitely expandable to adapt to whatever they want in the future. Both have good community addons and support.
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    I am a wordpress supporter, but depending on his need, he only gave basics, wordpress may not be the best bet in this situation
     
  14. Normie

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    specifically, I need to allow him to be able to edit content on his pages, as well as upload/place images on pages as well. I'm using CSS for styling, what I'd really like is some sort of image gallery that he could put a large scale image and it would automatically add it to the thumbnail page :o
     
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    holy shit cushycms is fucking epic

    for the past years ive been using or having someone make custom cms's but this seems like such a better alternative :bowdown:
     
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    Would not recommend WordPress for any platform outside of a blog. Templating engine and PHP sucks balls.
     
  17. Normie

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    You know how difficult managing a dozen websites for people is? I can just give them access to edit particular items, so if they find a spelling error, or want to let people know that george started working for them, or they launched a new product, they can do it themselves..

    I keep a lot of things in house, content editing is the one thing that is a waste of time, and most people don't want to pay for it.. "It's only a few sentences"

    This is a perfect solution!

    But 28 bux a month to have it branded is a bit much, so I'll be using the free version :o
     
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    I would tell the client if they want to be able to edit it themselves 28 a month is nothing
     
  19. Normie

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    Yeah I have been thinking about that.. It's possible that they might go for an extra fee for the ability to edit their own content..

    Now I just need to find a gallery where it will pull images from a directory and make them thumbnailed or put them into a slideshow :o
     
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    if you really want to go this route and not update it yourself, i would give them an idea of price difference, what it would cost for you to do updates compared to this and let them see the savings
     
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    Have them pay the $28/month if they want to edit with cushy, and then charge them to install the cushy blocks and set it up for them
     
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    hey KingToad, I know you pimp Drupal, but what do you think of Expression Engine?
     
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    I haven't used it much myself, but EE 2.0 CI based, and the fact that developers can easily pick up on the architecture, I'd fully support it.
     
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    I tried out the free Core version and was very surprised how easy it was to pick up. I'm more of a designer than a developer. EE 2.0 looks pretty sweet, but it sounds like they are going to raise prices when it comes out.
     
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