2012 CMS Expo Highlights

The CMS Expo was the best ever with attendance, diversity of attendees and session creativity and new concepts presented at an all-time high!

Orrington Hotel
Exhibitor Hall
Panel Discussion

Key Points

  1. The level of interest in open source CMS is at an all time high with flexibility being the key attribute that open source offers
  2. Fifteen different Content Management Systems highlighted with some addressing specific needs:
    • Ease of use
    • Large community
    • Social focus
    • Ecommerce
    • Version control
  3. Open Source interest crossed business, education and nonprofit lines supporting solutions for everyone
  4. Joomla! and Drupal lead the way by offering the most recognizable open source web content management systems - biggest difference continues to be Joomla’s great ease of use out of the box
  5. HTML5 and mobile were very exciting with weeverapps showing off their Joomla and Wordpress native plugin that creates mobile sites with zero coding
  6. Responsive design was also covered - Arc has been a longtime proponent and implementer of responsive design - responsive web design is the design philosophy and technical implementation of creating fluid websites that are screen size aware:
    • Easily support multiple types of desktop and mobile devices
    • Manage content once
    • Manage brand and overall design once
    • Provides great future flexibility for new content and devices
  7. One point of self promotion: Arc was the recipient of two CMSA Spotlight Awards, Best Joomla Site for the Enterprise and Best Joomla App-Developer Tool

In summary, 2012 CMS Expo was the largest attended CMS Expo ever. The breakout groups were well attended and the buzz seemed to last throughout the event with the last day just as busy as the first. Another positive sign of success. The audience was made up of many new faces especially in the executive and marketing ranks, developers were well represented as well.

Looking forward to seeing you at 2013 CMS Expo!

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