Creating a blog

Here it is, it took a while but I have finished my blog, yes I know there are a lot of details to be fixed yet (sorry IE 6 users, I haven't hacked it yet), though, pretty much of its functionalities are working just fine.

 

I would like to talk a little bit more about this blog, one thing that I'm always trying to figure out when I'm visiting a site is, what CMS or Blog System this guy chose to use and why. I have noticed that Wordpress seems to be the most used at this moment, however there are a lot of good CMS's and Blog systems out there such as Joomla, Textpattern, Movable Type, Typo3, CMS Made Simple.... A good place to test them is >http://www.cmsmatrix.org/ and http://www.opensourcecms.com/. This curiosity made me test a bunch of them, and as a designer one of my goals with this blog is always share my opinion about the experience that I got using them.

For this site I chose Drupal. Why did I choose it? Well I've been using Drupal since May or June and I think it has everything that I need to create a good site not only visual but well coded, accessible, valid and stuff like that. Now the Drupal's guys are about to release its 5th version (it's in RC1), it has a lot of improvements such as new default theme, css compressor, more organized, faster, and one of the best for me is jQuery as its javascript library.

There are a lot of good article about Drupal on the web, below I list some of them.

http://www.drupal.org http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/ibm/library/i-osource5/ (series of articles about drupal) http://www.lullabot.com/(they have a really cool podcast about drupal)

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Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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