[Typo3] just a word of praise!

Mathias Schreiber [wmdb>] mathias.schreiber at wmdb.de
Wed Jun 22 17:12:51 CEST 2005

McCluskey, Chris (ISD) wrote:
> Easy tiger... my point is (and I do apologise for my posts - just a bit of
> mischief) I think Typo3 to an extent reinvents the wheel and as such can be
> pointless. If I'm going to take time to learn something I want it to be
> scalable and I don't want it  to limit me to one product open source or
> otherwise - from that point of view I think Typo3 has gone down a Microsoft
> style route, rather than following standards that will allow different
> product to interact with each other in a manageable way.

Where do you see the problems?
If you use deprecated ways to build sites, you will suffer from 
backwards compatibility reasons.

> It's also not the best system from a usability point of view. I think a
> complete overhaul would be the best and the involvement of people with an
> understanding of HCI from ground level would be invaluable. 

Could you clarify things?
I personally know my way through TYPO3 while being asleep but this is 
only (I guess) because I am doing nothing else in my worktime.
So where do you as a quite new user see potential to change things?
Please keep in mind that there are more than 120.000 installations with 
a high count of editors who are used to the system now.

> The system makes too many assumptions and you have to spend months undoing
> defaults. If Typo3 was a good framework it would be cleaner, allowing you to
> build from a neutral base.

I can olny make assumptionns now, but I guess you are using the static 
templates content(default) with or without cSet templates.
You do know that you do not need those?

if ($GLOBALS['TSFE']->fe_user->user['ahnung'] == 0) {
	$this->fresseHalten = 1;

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