In this introductory chapter, we have reviewed:
- Why the idea of a content management system has become important for web building, and how its definition has become more flexible to meet broadening needs.
- The essential and desirable features that will be needed for a CMS, and therefore should be included in a CMS framework.
- Basic ideas for managing a CMS-driven website, including the security considerations that affect the choice of a distinctly separate administrator login.
- A brief justification for using object-oriented design techniques and exploiting the greatly improved OO features of PHP5. The object patterns that are most relevant to a CMS framework. Some questions about how best to make use of PHP.
- The ways in which we can create ...