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Flexibility vs. Ease of Use: Where Does One Draw the Line?Do we trade flexibility for ease of use? Is that what best serves the organization? Answering a complex question that can go either way is best solved by data to the highest extent possible. During this process, I charted the most important elements that can help gauge flexibility vs. ease of use.

Open Source vs. Proprietary CMSThere is a death coming to proprietary content management systems. The truth is open source is more than capable and in many instances, the best option for organizations looking to maximize their investment online. 


Today’s best websites are robust and responsive environments that empower end-users to fulfill their needs easier and more quickly than ever before. Nonprofit publications can harness the power of content management systems (CMSs) to get their content online and in the hands of interested readers worldwide.


Colin O’Dell is a Lead Web Developer with Unleashed Technologies and has been with us since 2008. Colin has been developing websites since high school and he is a Magento Certified Developer. He recently sat down with us to discuss topics ranging from the Apple II-e to Symfony2.


When preparing to integrate your organization's website with an association management system (AMS), you might feel overwhelmed by the prospect of the endeavor and not know quite where to start. This is natural, but with a little planning and due diligence you will have a successful integration and a more user-friendly experience for your members and your staff.


On the second day of Adobe MAX, it became clear that there is a strong focus on the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). However, there is a bigger story. That story recognizes that Adobe DPS has a purpose beyond coexisting with the Adobe AEM platform. Since its inception, DPS has been used in so many creative ways it has left the confines of the purely magazine/publications universe and shown value in many other areas both internally and externally to the organizations leveraging the tool.


It's easy to get overwhelmed by the different choices available when selecting a web platform or content management system (CMS) for your nonprofit. Open source or proprietary? WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Sitecore, DotNetNuke, Kentico...which one do you choose?


As a designer and theme expert for almost the past decade, I have seen many iterations of how our industry goes about creating a theme. The one constant for designers and theme developers is the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).