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Jill Olkoski

Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

She currently owns Aldebaran Web Design in Edmonds (near Seattle WA) and enjoys educating her clients on topics related to small business website design.

In Jill's previous life, she spent 17 years in the engineering and quality organizations of a Fortune 100 tech company.


Drupal Review by Slate – Not Good

November 16th, 2009

A client sent me a link to this article on that gave a fairly scathing review of one of the common open source content management applications called Drupal. While I’ve never used Drupal, after reading this article, I don’t think I ever will.

The article is called “Why running the White House Web site on Drupal is a political disaster waiting to happen.” It’s very well written and fairly entertaining – and it lists many of the issues that I have experienced with other complex content management tools like Joomla and Mambo. In fact, I’ve had such bad experiences with Joomla and Mambo, that I simply refuse to work with them, and now, after reading this article on Drupal, I’ll add that to my list of what content management systems to avoid.

The only content management tool that I do use, is called Web-Yep, and it’s a much simpler kind of content management application that keeps clients out of trouble and gives them just enough control over their content without the headaches. I also use WordPress if folks want to control their entire websites. Sometimes, simpler is the way to go.

J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.

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