Drupal 5.1 (Despite the Buzz)

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Others may disagree but I found this release disappointing. First, what I

The new browser-based installation is flawless. Many open source themes are
available which are further configurable through the browser interface.
Someone can get a decent looking site up and running in a very short period
of time with well structured navigation, menus and a unified theme.

Unlike Joomla, almost all of the really good themes and add-ons are free,
open source.


VERY sluggish. This seems attributable to the fact that there are so many
style sheets. TinyMCE works well but it is SUHlowwww as hell.

Drupal is now extremely complex. In some cases, to get what you want, is
harder to do with Drupal than writing html/php from scratch. It is no
longer possible to create CSS styles on an individual page without more
hacking than it is worth. I also had some problems getting Drupal to
cooperate with form field validations and form-to-cgi applications.

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I don't see a lot written about it, but I really like Nucleus.

http://www.nucleuscms.org /

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Those themes are extremely good quality. You can get plenty of free ones
that are good.

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As is almost all of Joomla. Some good stuff is not.

Joomla is widely accepted. After building a site with it, I run a quick
101 Joomla course to my clients. They are very happy with it.

If you are upset with my comments then some way you must care what I
think or with logic. Since it is unlikely to be me it must be logic.

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