• Thursday, December 23, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

11 Content Management Wishes for 2011

I don't generally write (or even read for that matter) upcoming year prediction posts. They seem more for the benefit of industry watch...

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Content Modeling: People Names

My general advice for content modeling is to structure things as much you can without annoying your editors. More structure means more re-u...

  • Thursday, December 9, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Jackalope: A PHP Port of the JCR

Kas Thomas (from Adobe/Day ) writes that a PHP port of the JCR (called Jackalope) is near completion. A big part of the project was to tran...

  • Monday, November 15, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

When building communities, don't fall into the tool trap.

Chris Grams has an excellent post reminding us to avoid the tool trap when forming a community . That advice is so obvious yet so rarely pr...

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

CMS Pricing

Over the years, I have had a number of really interesting discussions about software pricing with both vendors and customers. Pricing softw...

  • Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The Interruptible Programmer

I just read Steve Streeting's excellent post Work 2.0 – the interruptible programmer where he counters the conventionally assumed benef...

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Reference Checks

Without a doubt the tool that software selections most neglect is the reference call. More often than not, reference calls are treated as a...

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Demonstrating CMS Value

I have a reputation in the content management industry for being an open source advocate. Commercial CMS vendors that do not know me well s...

  • Monday, September 20, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Calendar Feature Request: Meeting Buffers

A while back I wrote a post about how I use Google Calendar sharing to help my clients schedule me for meetings. Recently, I have started t...

  • Monday, September 13, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Web content retention requirements

During a recent web content management system selection project for a client in a highly regulated industry, I ran across a rather advanced ...

  • Thursday, August 5, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Deane Barker: Editors Live in the Holes

A few days ago I read Deane Barker's excellent post Editors Live in the Holes (go ahead and read the post and then come back) and I hav...

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Will Day stay committed to web standards under Adobe's ownership?

I JUST heard about Adobe's acquisition of Day Software and have to admit my first reaction was total disappointment. I always admired ...

  • Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Keeping your content DRY

After over 10 years of working in content management, I have come to realize that there is only one way to learn the value of managing struc...

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Work Breakdown Structure vs. Deadlines

One of the most common points of friction between project managers and developers is planning work. Most programmers hate creating work bre...

  • Monday, July 19, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Open source project filtering

Roberto Galoppini has an interesting case study on selecting an open source project management tool. In it, he describes his SOS Open Sour...

  • Friday, July 2, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Would anyone "Like" this blog?

One of my newspaper clients recently added the Facebook "Like" button to their site and saw large increases in traffic. I was thi...

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

So, this business analyst walks into a car dealership

A customer struts into a car dealership, slams a 200 page requirements document down onto a salesman's desk, and triumphantly declares &...

  • Monday, June 28, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

HTML production for CMS implementations

Most new site CMS implementations (as opposed to site migrations from one CMS to another) start off with a set of HTML mockups. This can be...

  • Thursday, June 24, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Kindle needs a "lend" button

Whenever Amazon announces news about it's Kindle product, like with the recent Kindle price drop , I find myself referring to my reason...

  • Friday, June 11, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Never say "User"

Ever since I got into web content management, I have advised my clients to avoid the word "user." It's a useless word because...

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Jeff Cram: Your website is not a project

Jeff Cram started blog series called post launch paradigm with a great post called " Your website is not a project ." The articl...

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Tips for Web Product Management

I am currently providing web product management services for two clients. One client is a start-up launching a new web-based product. The ...

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Another clue about Oracle's attitude toward Web Content Management

By now most industry analysts have grown skeptical of Oracle's commitment to web content management (WCM). Those analysts that are sti...

  • Friday, April 30, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Jeff Potts strikes out on his own with Metaversant

My friend and former Optaros colleague Jeff Potts recently announced that he has left Optaros to form a new company called Metaversant . J...

  • Monday, April 26, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The Captcha and Mouse Game

There has been a lot of Twitter chatter about this New York Times article on offshore captcha circumvention. The article describes how lin...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

World Plone Day 2010

Mark your calendars, World Plone Day is on April 28th. World Plone Day is a free, annual, international event designed to introduce the Pl...

  • Monday, April 5, 2010

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Django Action Item Follow Up

While moderating a comment on my " 10 Django Master Class action items " post, I was inspired to evaluate how I am doing on these ...