[Important note: this meetup is hosted at MATC downtown campus, room 240. Parking and directions: http://matcmadison.edu/directions-parking-maps-downtown ]
In August, yours truly will present on ExpressionEngine Content Management System (CMS). This is a joint meetup with the Madison Software Developers Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/softwaredev-113/) and the Madison PHP Meetup (https://encrypted.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=madison%20php%20meetup&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CE0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.madisonphp.com%2F&ei=KgD2T_KGJ8e8rQGQgMGLCQ&usg=AFQjCNELataGf6LLNxqmM4unQOIH353qBA&cad=rja).
For the tech-heads:
ExpressionEngine is a LAMP-stack, open-architecture CMS built on the CodeIgniter framework.
For the more design-centric:
Powerful, flexible and easy-to-learn, ExpressionEngine was built for web designers who don't care to write PHP or wade through core files (although you can if you like).
What we'll cover:
What is a CMS? Can't I just use Dreamweaver? What about Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla and DotNetJavaRailsPageBlasterQuickCMS123? A comparison. Hosting requirements. desktop tools Fields, categories, entries and templates: put 'em together and you've got a web site Build a blog framework in 20 minutes Make it do what I want! Add-ons Best practices Major Rad Giveaway! Win a copy of ExpressionEngine CMS or an e-book!