[teknoids] Law School sites - CMS?

Nathan DeGruchy ndegruchy at fcsl.edu
Fri Nov 9 13:21:19 EST 2012

Good news! You can serve Drupal content over Gopher[1]!

Now all of you kids get off of *my* lawn! Otherwise I'll have to flame you on usenet. (sorry for the top reply -- outlook defaults...)

[1]: http://drupal.org/project/drupher

Nathan DeGruchy | Webmaster
Florida Coastal School of Law

"When I make mistakes I use a lot of salt
'Cause salt makes m'steaks taste great"

From: teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] on behalf of James Callison [callison at hamilton.law.ou.edu]
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2012 1:18 PM
To: teknoids at ruckus.law.cornell.edu
Subject: Re: [teknoids] Law School sites - CMS?

On 11/2/2012 10:03 AM, Elmer Masters wrote:
> I'll recommend Drupal. It's open source, runs on Windows or Linux,
> has good community support (including many law schools on this list),
> and is being widely used in education, government, and the private
> sector. There is list of law schools using Drupal on the Teknoids
> website at http://elide.us/n.

Elmer's list is a bit out of date; we've been using Drupal for our CMS
since January. I haven't heard any complaints about its ease of use, but
I don't actually deal with the CMS; that's left to our Web developer and
the College's PR person. (I maintain the server and the underlying
services; maintaining the content and the Drupal-y parts are none of my

I wasn't particularly in favor of it when I was told we were going to
Drupal (it added complexity over our shtml-based site, and complexity is
bad, very bad, much like most modern things, such as computers--but I
digress); it does, however, have one redeeming feature: all of the CMS
work is done on a staging server, then it's "rolled" to the live server
after the PR person approves it. That part I really like, because every
department has someone responsible for keeping their information
current, but there are only a very few people who have access to edit
the live site.

Oh, and I guess it is all interactive-y and purty, too...

Now, get the hell of my lawn, you damn punk kids!


James P. Callison, MCP+I, MCSE
Network Administrator
The University of Oklahoma Law Center ITS
callison at ou.edu
  It's not right; this damn woman doing something like this to me.
  I used to have power. Now old age is creeping up on me.
        -- Lone Watie, "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

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