Last week, John Coonen announced that I'll be joining him at The CMS Connection as the new Editor in Chief. In John's own words, I'm there to "zero in on the most intriguing and interesting people in the CMS world, to help you get unique perspectives, advice, 'insider' tips and insights to build your professional skills and make more valuable connections". In my own words, my role at The CMS Connection is to celebrate people.
Over the years, there have been a number of "people stories" that I've had to pass because as a story they seemed out of place for CMS Report. For instance, I've been wanting to write an article about John W. Tuggle from Learning Guitar Now but beyond the news that his site runs WordPress, it becomes an article that is no longer focused on content management systems. As much as I love to write stories such as when Drupal's Dries Buytaert starting up Acquia or my friend Scott Liewehr starting up Digital Clarity Group, I've always been concerned that those profile articles showed bias for a blog intended to report content management news. Yet, I think The CMS Connection has the potential to cover these profile stories very well and allows me to stay focused on CMS as software here at CMS Report.
In the meantime, it's will be business as usual here at CMSReport.com where you will continue to see a mix of CMS news and editorial. I'm also excited that Agility will soon be providing us a new responsive design that will benefit both mobile and desktop users. During the summer months, we've been playing with a new responsive webdesign for mobile devices and have been paying close attention to what you like (content focused) and don't like (missing comments) about the design and incorporating those changes into the new template. There was a time, when I was concerned we weren't going to meet the need of mobile users, but the numbers tell us otherwise. About a third of our site's visitors are now reaching us through their mobile devices.
Bryan Ruby is the owner and editor for CMS Report. He founded CMSReport.com in 2006 on the belief that information technologists, website owners, and web developers desired visiting sites where they could learn about content management systems without the sales pitch. Besides this site, you can follow Bryan at Google+ and Twitter.