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CMS consultant visit

July 1st, 2008 by mdmcginnis

Last week, Percussion, our CMS software vendor, sent a consultant to provide some higher-level consulting for the Web team at the Division of Marketing and Communications as well as at Agricultural Communications. This filled in some blanks that were missed during training, especially since the needs of a major university can be quite different from those of a typical CMS customer. Needless to say, the Texas A&M Web presence is a little more decentralized than eight marketing people sitting around in the same corporate office suite! We asked him to explain more about how to best use managed navigation (menus that automatically rearrange themselves when pages are added or removed) and encapsulated code (such as PHP, ASP, or Javascript). Most significantly, he gave some advice on how to set up and manage multiple sites more quickly, since hundreds of sites could potentially benefit from the CMS. Some of his answers were, “No, that isn’t possible,” but all in all, it was a valuable experience.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 CMS
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