[TYPO3] SPAM-LOW: Re: Typo3 vs other CMSs
cherrmann at lemon-digital.com
Wed Jul 12 11:29:14 CEST 2006
Lol, I'm getting the message, thanks all :) I guess it's the same with
all the Photoshop vs Fireworks, MT vs Wordpress etc discussions. There
will never be agreement, but the more competent and customisable your
tool, the more diffcult it will be to set up and learn.
I played around all day with Joomla. In my particular case I feel that
(apart from the very important point that it displays no site hierachy,
which indeed hurts!) most of all it will be easier on my clients. I can
sit down and play around with Typo3 all year and probably learn to use
and develop over time, like I have learnt to use all other tools of my
trade. But when I tested with my wife yesterday, she had no clue where
to start with Typo3 and Joomla made a lot of sense to her, at least at
the basic beginner level.
Now most of my clients are at the same web savvy level as my wife, i.e.
no idea. They want to control their websites or want their secretary to
do so, without any need for training. So I install a CMS, explain the
basics and then charge for more advanced stuff. Keeps them happy and
relieves a lot of maintenance work for me. I don't think any of my
clients would ever manage to learn Typo3. One example:
One client of mine wants different templates for different pages. In
Joomla he just clicks and assigns a template to a page. In Typo3 he
would need to learn TypoScript and all sorts of stuff.
Basically in Joomla my client can switch on and off all sorts of stuff
and readf the docs and learn how to use it. With Typo3 he wouldn't even
understand the first 5 lines of any doc I've read so far, and I really
have read a LOT.
So bottom line is, from my very short experience: Typo3 is a pro
developers tool with immense capabilities. Great to build complex stuff.
But I can't really present this to any customer of mine as a CMS. If
even I got intensely frustrated by it I don't even want to imagine what
it would do to a mere Joe Sixpack who can't even configure their email
address properly (and I say this without any disrespect, I can't fix my
spark plugs either!)
Elmar Hinz wrote:
>Matthew Manderson wrote:
>>I found that TYPO3 was the only CMS that could do want I wanted so I had to
>>learn it and I still am learning and I still feel like a newbie.
>>If you can really do it in Joomla, don't waste your effort on TYPO3.
>TYPO3 is definitly not for your mother and your father and your cousin. It
>is for professionals and real freaks only. It's a heavy machine. You need
>training to handly it.
>Donate your little sister a package of Joomla.
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