September 23rd, 2014
I have recently done some work on an EPiServer build for the first time in a few years. The overall impression is of a rapidly maturing CMS that is much easier to implement than it used to be.
March 27th, 2014
A lot of hot air is wasted on CMS selection. Having lived through many implementations, it’s not the platform decision that determines whether or not you will be successful.
February 5th, 2013
A lot of .Net-based CMS systems have been slow to adopt MVC and Umbraco have had more trouble than most. The newly released version 6 boasts a rendering model that plays pretty nicely with a full MVC 4 project – so long as you’re prepared to ignore the webforms lurking in the Umbraco UI.
October 17th, 2012
When you’re selecting a web CMS it makes sense to try focus on core content functionality, but what features should you reasonably expect from a modern web CMS?
June 19th, 2012
Having to pull the plug on a new version of your product is unfortunate. Scrapping it months after it’s been released is just plain careless.
March 18th, 2012
EPiServer and Sitecore are direct competitors in the middle-tier CMS market and on the surface they appear to do pretty much the same thing. You need to dig quite deep to draw out a useful comparison.
February 15th, 2012
Many web content management systems are seeking to become all-encompassing “platforms” that can manage a rich and interactive user experience across multiple channels. Is this ambition realistic or even desirable?
November 18th, 2011
It seems that Umbraco are finally dropping XSLT on the next release of their CMS. About time too – it’s been a while since you could really justify using it to build web interfaces.
September 9th, 2011
EPiServer is a great CMS but like all platforms it has a number of traps for the unwary and inexperienced.
August 19th, 2011
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is frequently used as a reference point when evaluating WCMS platforms. Although the report may provide a strategic overview of a particular slice of the WCMS market, it does little to shed light on the real issues that underpin a WCMS selection.
August 11th, 2010
Scoring methodologies are often used in CMS procurement to provide transparency, but in reality they don’t offer much more than the illusion of a structured process.
May 25th, 2010
The success or otherwise of the Times Online’s imminent paywall shouldn’t be judged on the number of subscribers. After all, content isn’t the only source of revenue.
March 24th, 2010
EPiServer 6 seems to be primarily a release for content editors, though there are some nice new features for developers too.
January 27th, 2010
There seem to be some very common mistakes made in web CMS Request For Proposal (RFP) documents that can make them difficult to respond to in any meaningful way
August 25th, 2009
If you are developing EPiServer page providers for very large data sets, there are a few things you ought to bear in mind about performance.