Concrete5 Version 5.5 is Out Now

From Concrete5 on their new release:

We completely changed the way installation works so it is much easier to build a starting point. You can even install completely from the command line. We also took the time to rethink Scrapbooks which had evolved “organically” and had any number of issues. Now there’s Stacks which let you clump different blocks together into one reusable element. Permissions, versions – everything you’d expect from a concrete5 page all work on a Stack. Very cool.

We also spent a fair amount of energy on performance concerns. Lots of cleanup on less than optimal queries, extra object loads, etc. We even consolidated and rearranged javascript a bit more to just create that snappier feel everyone likes.

Some other features that have been added is the ability to navigate to administration tools.  A feature that we like a lot!  Also we are a big fan of some of the ways that the new Clipboard (a tool that kind of replaces the scrapbook) works. 

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Concrete5 vs ModX

Been doing some research latley around the ModX content management system (CMS) and concrete5.  What I've found is that while the approach of each CMS is similar I found that the implemenation is different and that is where the devil is in the details.

ModX is seems to us to be very hands on and as such isn't for the less technical user. If you are willing to work your way through it we find it is a robust system. There is always a learning curve that comes with any CMS, but that curve seemed to be more challenging than it should be.  Adding a form to the website and then getting to work the way I wanted to was a bit frustrating and the documentation that we worked through didn't seem very clear.

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Happy Holidays from Pixo And a Very Special 2012 Offer!

We would like to thank everyone for a great year in 2011.  We saw tremendous growth in business and even more importantly saw great results for our customers.  Great clients make a business look good and we have some of the best.  We want to wish everyone a great Holiday season and a fantastic 2012!

We want to help you get your online marketing off to a great start in 2012, so anyone that mentions this blog post will get 75% off search engine optimization setup services with a new or redesigned Concrete5 website purchase.  This offer is only good until January 7th (we are giving away the farm here) so act now.

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