Fwd: Re: Community Activity


#1

Whups, dang webmail!

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Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 12:28:14 -0400
From: Mitch P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Reply-To: Mitch P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Subject: Re: [typo] Community Activity
To: Matthew H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid

Quoting Matthew H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid, who spaketh thusly:

Hi, I am considering using Typo for a blog. What is the state of Typo and
its community? Is Typo being actively developed? I can’t find any Typo
themes that have been released since the Typo theme contest. I am not happy
with WordPress and if I switch blogging tools I don’t want to move to a
dying project.

Typo’s definitely not dead, but maybe the better item to consider is
your requirements. What is it that WordPress does/lacks that turns you
of? What are you looking for out of a shiny new blog platform?

– Mitch

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#2

On 8/1/07, Mitch P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Typo’s definitely not dead, but maybe the better item to consider is
your requirements. What is it that WordPress does/lacks that turns you
of? What are you looking for out of a shiny new blog platform?

– Mitch

I am really getting into Ruby on Rails on development and I would like
to
run a web application based on that platform. WordPress really hasn’t
been
improved much and I don’t like the web interface. I have been running a
personal blog on WordPress that I am thinking of dropping and restarting
on
Typo or perhaps migrating to Typo.


#3

Quoting Matthew H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid, who spaketh thusly:

I am really getting into Ruby on Rails on development and I would like to
run a web application based on that platform. WordPress really hasn’t been
improved much and I don’t like the web interface. I have been running a
personal blog on WordPress that I am thinking of dropping and restarting on
Typo or perhaps migrating to Typo.

I went from WordPress to Typo and loved it. I like the interface, and
being able to write my own plugins (not enough time to get serious
about it yet) is a great thing. The one gotcha for me was avoiding
Sqlite3, as it doesn’t like ALTER operations it seems. I recreated the
blog using PostgreSQL and now everything runs just perfect.

You can also look at the other major contenders in the rails/blog
category:

To me, Mephisto is basically Typo without the beautiful admin
interface. Radiant is more of a CMS, but is still emerging from the
embryo.

After checking out all three, I opted for Typo for the blog, still
undecided on the corporate website. I wonder if it would be easier to
just use Typo for it all, with some minor modifications.

– Mitch


#4

Quoting Matthew H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid, who spaketh thusly:

I am really leaning towards Typo if I can find a nice theme for it. I have
no graphical design skills whatsoever so I need to find a theme. While new
WordPress themes are readily available I am not finding any Typo themes that
have come out recently.

http://www.templateworld.com/free_templates.html

You say you want to learn Typo, there’s no better exercise than
setting up a template :wink:

I’m fond of GreenWeb, and deciding whether I can modify it enough to
look right for me. If I do, I’ll make it available somewhere, somehow
(that is, if the author is okay with it).

– Mitch


#5

On 8/1/07, Mitch P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

http://www.templateworld.com/free_templates.html

You say you want to learn Typo, there’s no better exercise than
setting up a template :wink:

Thanks, that site is a good place to start.


#6

On 8/1/07, Mitch P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I went from WordPress to Typo and loved it. I like the interface, and
being able to write my own plugins (not enough time to get serious
about it yet) is a great thing.

I am really leaning towards Typo if I can find a nice theme for it. I
have
no graphical design skills whatsoever so I need to find a theme. While
new
WordPress themes are readily available I am not finding any Typo themes
that
have come out recently.