Concrete5 differs from many other content management systems on the web in that it lacks both a template engine and a theme compiler. Instead, all the core components of a site’s layouts are handled behind the scenes – meaning designers have an unprecedented degree of freedom when it comes to customizing how their site looks. As an added bonus, it also makes Concrete5 a fairly simple platform to learn from a development perspective – meaning a fledgling developer can get to work creating their own theme that much faster. Read more
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The world of web design has changed a lot since the early days of the Internet. With the birth of social media, the user is more important than ever before. Perhaps as a direct result of platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, user-driven websites have never been more popular than they are today.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. After all, the modern web focuses almost exclusively on the user, particularly in light of Google’s recent efforts with its search engine. With that in mind, putting the user first during the design process seems like a rather obvious choice – as does focusing on user-generated content. Read more