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Jake DiMare

Jake has spent the last 15 years helping organizations plan, design, develop, and implement effective online experiences with a strong focus on large scale web content management systems and integrated online marketing suites. Jake wrote for the CMS Myth during his time working at Connective DX (formerly ISITE Design). Google Plus Profile

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  1. Andrew says:

    May I share a blog post I recently authored for the Australian Sitefinity CMS community: Web Content Management without a Browser.

    I would welcome any opportunity to demonstrate further to the CMS Myth team and it’s readers.

  2. There are too many things that need improving in CMS authoring interfaces. I wrote a Principles of AX starter list a little while ago.

    Or, as it has evolved:
    * Fit for purpose language
    * Content accessibility
    * Associative structured content
    * Rules-based presentation (incl. indicative previews)
    * Content management tools
    * Self-aware content

  3. T-M says:

    Well, I’d like to see that CMS can be so good in text editing and wysiwyg, that you don’t need Word to create copy. And that we can already see in some blogs – I bet that all those fashion or food bloggers do not use Word while creating copy.

    It’s just that the huge websites need so heavy CMS that it lacks usability. The user interface is so — …I can’t even describe it. If the bosses of those poor web editors were supposed to use it even for a single day, we would see huge development with usability!

  4. Randy Carey says:

    I’ve been seeing this issue for years as a web developer working with clients, and I’ve recently shifted most of my work to improving this experience. I like to term it as “client” user experience as I see the issue touching everything the client’s staff touches, website management as well as content creation.

    I believe we need more than better authoring tools. We need a new approach. When I imagine what the ideal client/author experience should be, I conclude that it requires [1] a different interface than what we use to develop the site and [2] a tailored UX that meets the needs and capabilities of each client (including the content creators). That means that web development must take on additional work and nurture a new discipline in delivering this different and tailored UX for our clients. And the new tools are those that enable the web developer to create and tailor this client-centric interface to site and content management. …that’s my mission for this year.

  5. Jake DiMare Jake DiMare says:

    Andrew, I’d be happy to get a demo and I will follow up with you via email.

    Rick, thanks for being the first to comment an idea! We’ll follow up with you via email regarding a tee-shirt. I’m going to read your entry on the subject as well.

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