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Machvergil 4.0 archive online – new site in progress

Palus-the man within

Okay so I’ve moved the old, broken, dying Machvergil 4.0 site off the site root and into a new location. If you want to read old posts or post on the forums, or check out any of that stuff while you wait for the new site to go up, feel free.

In my search for a replacement site, it’s bolted down to pretty much two options:

WordPress might win out in the end and here’s why. Drupal strikes me as a more powerful CMS with more features out of the box. Unfortunately what comes with more power often means it’s more of a pain to work with. While I love the fact that it comes with template control, user control, blogs, comments AND a forum right out of the box, neither the forum or the designs are what I want them to be. After reading an extensive document about making custom templates for Drupal, I’m convinced that’s a headache I don’t really want to go into.

Meanwhile, WordPress while less feature complete out of the box, does have blog posts and commenting out of the box, and since wordpress is so hugely popular, there are addons out there for any feature we want to get back on machvergil, be it the image gallery or the message board. I also know from working with it at my job that WordPress is great about adhering to web standards, something very important to me at a personal level, where as I am much less confident of Drupal’s ability to do that.

I will probably install one or the other in the coming days and give you guys the link so you can try it out and tell me what you think. Until then go back to machvergil 4.0 and drool over the bikini clad elf girl or something. Oh and in case you hadn’t heard I did update my professional site, so feel free to look at the new stuff there too.

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