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Squirrel Notes is a twice-monthly(-ish) email newsletter about content management trends, tools, events, and related information.

Each issue contains five notes. It's designed to be short and skim-friendly — 500 words is a pretty common length, which is a reading time of about two minutes.

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Most Recent Issues

The most recent two issues are only available to email subscribers.

Issue #18

November 12, 2018 / 543 words

  • CMS and City Planning
  • An Argument Against Field Validation
  • Comment Handling Discussion in /r/cms
  • Lightweight Markup Languages
  • GraphQL gets a foundation

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Issue #17

October 25, 2018 / 567 words

  • Arc Publishing progress
  • Movable Type is still around
  • Points of Differentiation in Headless CMS
  • Scott Hanselman on Headless .NET Core
  • CMS Questions

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Older Issues

All Squirrel Notes issues, other than the most recent two issues, are available below.

Issue #16

October 11, 2018 / 534 words

  • CommonMark: A Spec for Markdown
  • Magnolia on "Hybrid Headless"
  • The WCMS Glossary
  • Apple's CMS failure
  • Episerver's EMEA Partner Summit
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Issue #15

September 17, 2018 / 491 words

  • Thoughts On Content and Presentation
  • The Content Strategy Quad
  • The /r/cms Subreddit
  • Non-CMS Books
  • Sitecore Symposium
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Issue #14

August 27, 2018 / 499 words

  • MediaWiki book
  • The Blurry Lines of a "Digital Asset"
  • VuePress
  • Watson Content Hub
  • Editorial Scripting Precedents
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Issue #13

August 9, 2018 / 611 words

  • NetGen Layouts
  • Content Operations Tools
  • DAM Maturity Model
  • On Definitions
  • The Two Types of Content Strategists
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Issue #12

July 24, 2018 / 623 words

  • WordPress Wireframing Kit
  • Kentico's Headless CMS Survey
  • ContentPepper
  • The Plural of CMS
  • Specialization in Professional Services
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Issue #11

July 9, 2018 / 527 words

  • Wordpress Migration Statistic
  • All-New Denina Documentation
  • Serverless CMS
  • WordPress's Gutenberg UI
  • A Guide to GraphQL
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Issue #10

June 19, 2018 / 528 words

  • Node CMSs
  • Content Operations
  • Codegarden Video
  • IBM Web Content Manager
  • Metadata and Tagging at the NY Times
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Issue #9

June 4, 2018 / 505 words

  • Content Engineering
  • Multi-Track CMS Development
  • Content Shapes in Craft CMS
  • GraphQL and the Standardization of Headless?
  • Codegarden 2018
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Issue #8

May 11, 2018 / 541 words

  • CMSML
  • Crafter: A Git-Backed CMS
  • VIVO, an RDF CMS
  • Magnolia's Sales Training Card Game
  • Content Migrations in Contentful
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Issue #7

April 27, 2018 / 496 words

  • The World's Simplest CMS?
  • The Washington Post Spins Off a CMS
  • Structured Data Testing Tool
  • Intranet Product Directory
  • Codegarden 2018
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Issue #6

April 9, 2018 / 590 words

  • Java Content Repository
  • Interwoven's WCM Book
  • The Meta CMS
  • Content Management Masters Course
  • Scoop: The NY Times CMS
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Issue #5

March 16, 2018 / 552 words

  • RDF as a Distributed CMS
  • CMS Detection Tools
  • An Argument for Limited Templating
  • AOL's RAINMAN
  • The Challenges of Professional Services
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Issue #4

March 2, 2018 / 422 words

  • A Versioning Primer
  • Static Site Generators
  • Headless CMS Directory
  • Masters in Content Management
  • An API for Words
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Issue #3

February 16, 2018 / 459 words

  • Client-side Development and CMS
  • CMS Expert Group
  • Content Managers Workshop Conference
  • Workflow Theory
  • Book Recommendation
  • The First CMS?
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Issue #2

February 2, 2018 / 554 words

  • Evernote as a CMS
  • Chatbots as a Channel
  • NN Group Intranet Report
  • Editorial Scripting with Denina
  • Plato's Theory of Forms
  • Intelligent Content Conference
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Issue #1

January 18, 2018 / 426 words

  • Migration Support as a Marketing Trend
  • Headless CMS Marches On
  • Pluralsight CMS Training
  • CMS on Reddit
  • Whither the CMS Conference?
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