Last updated by kattekrab on Mon, 2012-02-06 01:58
Squiz CMS is "a revolutionary open source content management system with a highly usable interface which makes it easy to create, publish and maintain engaging websites."
Here is a demo video:
Below follows a detailed breakdown of the main features, as well as what Drupal equivalents exist for replicating functionality.
The main features they emphasize are:
- inline WYSIWYG editing of page content; you can view any page in either "Preview" or "Edit" mode, and while in edit mode, click on a piece of text and start changing it in the browser.
This is definitely a slick little feature.
- built-in image galleries that can be inserted via WYSIWYG. You can choose whether to display them inline or pop open in a lightbox when clicked.
- several design templates (themes) to choose from out of the box
- "matrix" integration, another product of theirs that handles asset management/central distribution of content.
- built-in movie embedding
- Microsoft Word-esque track changes feature to figure out who did what to a document.
- automatic updating of "core" + "modules" on a schedule, akin to Windows Update (costs money, though)
- Time machine-esque visual versioning of content
- workflow tools
- caching and statistics graphs about website performance.
- a contextual help system that can give you a set of documentation about the task you're trying to achieve
- asset dependency tracking to make sure you don't delete things that are linked to by other pages.
The recently-released Aloha module integrates the Aloha editor in-line editor for Drupal 7. It focuses on nodes at the moment, but the release of this module has sparked lots of activity in its issue queue. You can see a demo of this functionality at http://inlineedit.venturacottage.com/
See also Why Inline Editing In Drupal Is Hard.
This functionality can largely be built using a combination of Views, Image fields, Lightbox, and so on. AFAIK we lack a really good "one-click download" kind of image gallery that combines all of this stuff into one. Could easily be a Feature, though.
Drupal 7 supports manual updates of contributed modules and themes through the user interface. Core upgrades are not yet supported in core. Work is ongoing on this issue for Drupal 8 at http://drupal.org/node/606592.
Drush, however, does support upgrading both core and contributed projects, and could be automated through shell scripts. It's possible a nice UI wrapper around this
functionality could exist in contrib.
Company: Squiz Web Enterprise Management
Download: http://cms.squizsuite.net/download/ (360MB virtual machine that requires VMWare (!) to run :P -- So I put the code in dropbox instead ;) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10160/Competitive%20Analsys/squiz.tar.gz)
Online Demo: N/A