Praise for Web Content Management: A Collaborative Approach
“I thought this book was very good. Well-written, easy to understand, clear, good illustrations, and topical. This is complex, somewhat slippery material, and the author has made it clear and graspable.”—Mitchel Ahern, Director of Business Development, AdToolsInc.com
“I found myself wishing I had had this book two years ago. It explains better the real complexities of an enterprise web site. It's not a how-to in the sense of fixing what’s broken, but it is a comprehensive guide for web site planners and developers.”—Linda Brigman, Independent Consultant
“Web Content Management: A Collaborative Approach provides sound principles and practices for designing, developing, and maintaining web-based projects of all sizes and audiences. The content management strategy described in this book is unique because it combines three critical components: processes, technology, and people. In addition, this book provides practical real-life examples and scenarios.”—John Wegis, Software Development Manager, Kana Software
“This book makes web designers and architects rethink their approach in embracing web content growth. It covers a detailed understanding of web technologies. Through this book, you will learn how to create and manage content to attract customers and suppliers and improve the usability of your web site.”—Ravishankar Belavadi, Senior Programmer Analyst, Kana Software
“Content management is one of the most important parts of web publishing infrastructure. Any company that thinks it can do without content management has its head in the sand. Business people and web developers alike need to understand the issues explored in this book.”—Mark Gilbert, Research Director, Gartner, Inc.
“...The best content management materials available on the market today.”—Robert Rasp, Manager, Content Management and Delivery, hsbc.com
For business managers and web practitioners, the success of their most vital web initiatives depends on doing one thing particularly well--managing web content. As web site content grows in volume and importance, its development and maintenance can no longer be performed either informally or by a single group. Instead, content must be systematically developed, deployed, and managed through standard techniques and processes that enable the site to scale.
Written by the leading visionary in the field, Web Content Management: A Collaborative Approach presents the principles, practices, and mindset involved in web content management. Learn the core issues of collaborative development, including versioning and managing concurrent changes. See how a solution framework used by many Fortune 1000 companies details a step-by-step process for designing and implementing a content infrastructure, including a workflow architecture and a task-based deployment methodology.
This book prepares you for the issues you are likely to face. It describes key tools, processes, and organizational approaches that support effective web content management and shows how all of these elements can be expertly integrated into a world-class enterprise solution--a web site with plentiful, current, and dynamic content that gets critical information to customers, employees, and suppliers quickly.
You will learn:
- Development principles that allow you to scale web sites to enterprise class
- Proven ways to organize enterprise web sites
- The underpinnings of web site versioning, concurrent changes, and templating
- The work area/staging area paradigm of development
- How to distinguish source files from generated files
- How workflow and approval patterns allow web sites to innovate continuously
- How to handle multiple web initiatives
- How web systems typically integrate with databases, template systems, document management systems, deployment, and backup systems
- Current trends in content management and what these trends imply for the future
Real-world case studies drawn from the author's extensive experience consulting for large companies illustrate the practical use of content management techniques. In particular, new managers will find tremendous value in viewing the practices of other web organizations through these "day-in-the-life-of" examples.With Web Content Management as your guide, you will be better prepared to elevate your web site--whether it is small, growing, or already large--to an information-rich, enterprise-scale solution.
Table of contents
I. MOTIVATION FOR CONTENT MANAGEMENT.
II. CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES.
III. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION.
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