Marikina City , Philippines (PressExposure) November 20, 2009 -- The use of CMS or content management system have made it easier for web developers to easily edit, erase, or change several elements found in the website without too much stress. The advantage of using CMS is that even people without knowledge of HTML applications could easily make changes on their websites. There are currently two names which is popularly known in the CMS market, these are Joomla! and Drupal.
Joomla! and Drupal are some of the best known CMS used by webmasters today for both web design purposes or internet marketing purposes such as those for SEO. However, according to Web design Philippines consultants, several users have come across a number of flaws with these applications which makes other CMS at an advantage. First is with Joomla!.
Joomla! Criticisms Joomla! has been cited to lack in built in granular user access control. This however will be planned for Joomla! 1.6 version.
Its built in section/category feature is somewhat limited by the simple section/category/article hierarchy. However, changes would be made for lexible category structure support in Joomla! 1.6 version.
Each website requires a separate Joomla! installation.
Components, Modules or Plugins that link to Joomla! are considered to be derived linking works by the project leadership and thus are required to conform also to the GPLv2 license, which has caused controversy amongst some plugin vendors.
Although Joomla! supports right-to-left languages, bi-directional templates are non-existent, other than those supplied with the Joomla! install. According to several Web design Philippines consultants, third-party template developers universally work in hard-coded LTR or RTL, despite Joomla's comprehensive bi-directional support.
Drupal Criticisms Some aspects of Drupal's administration interface can be confusing and intimidating, particularly for new administrators.
According to many designers as well as some Web design Philippines consultants, Drupal lacks an intuitive, easy administration user interface.
The administration area is regarded as clunky and cryptic with Drupal version 5 and 6, but improved ease of use is planned with the upcoming version 7. However, Drupal 7 won't be released until 90% of the problems are solved.
Some users have described Drupal as having a fairly steep learning curve.
In terms of programming, backward compatibility may be sacrificed with each major revision. Because of this, sometimes, a new version's code is not compatible with a previous version.
According to tests done in 2006 between Drupal 4.x and Joomla 1.x branch, it demonstrated that Drupal's Web pages were delivered 44% slower compared with Joomla. To improve performance, Drupal offers caching to store static pages, the use of which resulted in a 508% improvement.