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Deane is a founding partner at Blend Interactive and has over 17 years of web experience. He has been working in web content management since the mid-90s -- before the discipline even had a name. Deane is a veteran of hundreds of implementations, ranging from small marketing websites to massive publishing operations, across nearly every programming architecture and dozens of different CMS platforms. Deane writes about various website technologies, including content management, at Gadgetopia and speaks frequently on the content management conference circuit.
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This book is a long overdue and a much-needed antidote to the industry reports and vendor white papers that have dominated the CM discussion for so long. Hooray for Deane!
— Bob Boiko, author of Content Management Bible
At first blush, this book is a primer on essential CMS topics, but when you read more deeply you'll find it's really an argument -- a passionate call to treat web content and processes around it as seriously as you treat any other business or marketing asset.
— Tony Byrne, Real Story Group
I've used a variety of web content management systems throughout my career. I was still able to learn something from Deane Barker's book. Whether you're familiar with them or not, you'll find this book helpful in understanding and making use of CMS's. It provides an excellent overview of their structure for non-computer geeks and non-programmers.
— Tim Drake, Amazon Review
Deane Barker is a hero. He has tackled an area [...] that has long been the province of tool publishers, marketers, platform zealots and the well-meaning, but ignorant. Seriously, if you have anything to do with development of websites that go beyond the simplest needs, you want to add this book to your library.
— Jerry Saperstein, Amazon Review
The quality and scope of this book are such that if you were planning to write a book on CMS technology press the delete button now.
— Martin White, Intranet Focus
If you're looking for an accessible, in-depth introduction to web content management, look no further.
— Technical Communication, August 2016