I really do mean: what is the best content management system (or CMS) for web content development? .. Now, this is a question that pops up all over various forums and chat rooms ..
From my experience, there is no such thing as a “best CMS platform” for everyone. The best choice for a specific user (or groups of users) and specific projects, will depend on one or more of the following:
Many people approach the selection of a CMS by referring to available usage trends and market share of the various CMS platforms. If you fall into this category, there are websites dedicated o providing this usage and trending information. Below are a few of such sites and current trending information.
Well, my take is a shifting target. From my experience, I have leant that the choice of the platform should be tied to the immediate project or personal needs. But the following are CMSs I have found most interesting, have looked at in some detail, and I am still reviewing and learning (not in any other). Generally, I have a preference for Ruby and Python based CMSs, but they are much tougher to theme than PHP CMSs. Because I am not a huge fan of PHP, I tend to only be interested in the PHP CMSs that minimize the need to dabble in the code when creating sites.
The most widely used CMSs are WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. While wordpress is really user friendly, it is primarily a blogging platform and using it as a standard CMS will always involve tangling with PHP code. Drupal and Joomla never resonated with me, are PHP based and one cannot do any serious work in those platforms without dabbling in PHP (well, that is my opinion).
Online web builders are online services that allow their registered users to create static web pages very quickly with no coding at all. For most serious CMS needs, these are very limited. But they are useful for those looking to create static beautiful web pages very rapidly, and can be creatively used for creating web frontends to more technically advanced (less pretty) web back ends. But be warned that all these web builders announce they are free, but come at the cost of inserting links to themselves within each generated webpage. The embedded link’s can be removed by switching to the available paid services.
I am reviewing web builders too, and so far the following are those I have found impressive in features.
I also tested weebly, and I reckon it was horrible for me .. and their requirements for embedding their URLs on produced pages is confusing. They claim it is free and the links would not be embedded, but the links are indeed embedded on created pages.
In due course, I will be writing up individual reviews of the various CMSs listed above
The earliest things I remember are somewhat vague, but seem spiritual experiences of emerging into this incarnation from the last.
But my sharpest human memory is of when I was about 3 or 4, in a war zone, being dragged by my mother to shelter from fighter planes. Stuck in my mind like it was yesterday.
I hope my assumption of what the question is seeking is OK ..