[Seaside] Re: Content Management System in Seaside

Chad Nantais chad at clearwaterassociates.ca
Thu Feb 9 23:20:04 UTC 2006

Staff members of the client will be updating content.
There will be about 5 members updating.
There will be about one page update/add per day.

Will be restricted to paragraph, header, bold, list, img and href tags.

Thanks for the lead re: Scamper.  I'll pick thru that code.


On 2/9/06, Yanni Chiu <yanni at rogers.com> wrote:
> Chad Nantais wrote:
> > My question is: what's the best option for storing the pages in the
> > content management system (files, RDBMS, object db, etc)?
> >
> > Here are some of the requirements/constraints:
> Who will be updating the content? Users? Writer/editor? Developer?
> How many people will do the updating? How frequently?
> > -pages consist of meta data, title, html-tagged content
> Full HTML content, or just a subset (i.e. bold, paragragh, etc.)?
> If you allow full HTML, then wouldn't it be hard to maintain
> a consistent site wide look (i.e. it makes it hard for the
> CMS to manage the content.)
> > -no more than 250 pages will be stored
> 250 * 20K/page (estimate) gives 5Mb. So you could easily
> save all the pages in an image.
> > -pages must be searchable (search does not need to be lightning-fast)
> > -pages will be organized into a hierarchical structure of categories
> > and subcategories (no more than 3 levels deep).
> > -will be hosted on a VPS, so I can install whatever is necessary.
> > -traffic amounts to a few hundred page views per day.
> Assuming that users don't update the site, and a developer can
> occasionally update the content supplied by writers (and the
> web designer supplied the CSS), then a simple solution would
> be to use a saved image. The search would take a bit of
> work, but IIRC there was some work done a few years back
> on searching mail in Scamper.
> --
> Yanni Chiu
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