The stable release of Concrete5 5.5.1 is now available. This release is probably the biggest release concrete5 has done to date. With it many important enhancements have been made and the entire Dashboard interface has been overhauled into a clean, fast and easy to use menu system. From the Concrete5 website the following are just some of the enhancements available in this release:
Amber Johnson, Vice President at Pixo, pointed out to me this weekend that Picnik is closing in April. Picnik is a great online editing tool that is integrated with Concrete5's File Manager. That integration was very handy for users that didn't want to use an image editing tool like Photoshop or for quick image resizing and cropping. The message on Picnik's website says:
We look forward to the coming release of Internet Explorer 10. If for no other reason it will mean the death of IE6 & IE7. Rumors indicate that a beta release of IE10 will be out this month and that IE10 will be out with the Windows 8 release. Unconfirmed reports indicate that Windows 8 will be out around June of this year.
One of the great things about Concrete5 is that it is easy to enhance the functionality of the website. There are many add-ons that we install for our customers to suite their website needs and adding custom code to Concrete5 is easier than any other content management system that we have used. For our social media clients we like to add a number of different tools to their Concrete5 site in order to get the most out of their social media campaign.