Jahia xCM 6.6.1 unleashes mobile rendering of websites

Deployed for sophisticated projects by global and recognizable brands, Jahia xCM gets even smarter and now allows non technical users to fully control the User Experience on any mobile device.

Washington, DC October 18 2012 - Jahia, provider of the next-generation Open Source CMS, announced today the availability of the new version of its flagship CMS solution: Jahia xCM 6.6.1. Even though digitized as “minor”, this new version unlocks new authoring interfaces, providing major improvements in the areas of mobile rendering and related in-context edition.

Google feeds the Web and Apache's need for speed

This month, Google announced that it has officially moved its Apache page speed module, mod_pagespeed, out of beta. For those websites running on the open source Apache HTTP Server, this module speeds up your site and reduces page load time. On the Internet, where user demand quick page rendering, this Apache module automatically applies web performance best practices to pages, and associated assets (CSS, JavaScript, images) without requiring that you modify your existing content or workflow.

The mod_pagespeed module is reported to be in use by over 120,000 sites and allows these sites to improve the performance of their web pages using the latest techniques and trends in optimization.The product is used worldwide by individual sites, and is also offered by hosting providers, such as DreamHost and Go Daddy. With the move out of beta, Google hopes that even more sites will soon benefit from the web performance improvements offered through mod_pagespeed.

Quoting IT: Mobile disrupts content management

"All of this means that it might be time to rethink what we need from content management in a mobile context, and if it's the same as what we needed in a client-server one. The challenge is figuring out what your needs truly are in this brave new world, and what they are going to be a year from now. Are you one of the companies that truly requires command and control, or is your priority content access on any device at any time?"

- Ron Miller, Author and Editor, "Mobile disruption blows up content management", FierceContentManagement, October 15, 2012

Microsoft and DotNetNuke Reach for the Clouds

During the past couple years, I've had the opportunity to get to know DotNetNuke and their open source community much better than I had ever expected. Shaun Walker, a founder and CTO of DotNetNuke Corp., is also a visionary leader and over the past few years I've come to know and respect the man quite a bit. When you get to know DotNetNuke better, there should be no surprise in also knowing that DotNetNuke has become one of the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft .NET. During the past couple years, Shaun has been whispering to me that I needed to watch DotNetNuke's progress in two significant areas: social publishing and the Cloud.

Acquia Cloud for Drupal Receives Government Approval via FISMA Certification

Acquia, a commercial software company that provides enterprise level products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, recently reached another milestone confirming their company’s ability to deliver secure hosting services for government web sites and online communities. Today, the company announced that it has received a FISMA Authorization to Operate (ATO) for Acquia Cloud.

Liferay North America Symposium Highlights Growth, Business Versatility of Portal Platform

Attendees from diverse industries gather to leverage open source platform for innovation, participation and efficiency

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (October 8, 2012) – Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source portal platform, today announced the kick off of the Liferay North America Symposium in San Francisco where representatives from more than 180 enterprises, universities and government agencies converged for the two-day event. Partners, customers, and community members representing aerospace, financial services, health care, higher education, manufacturing, technology, and other industries gathered to learn how the market-leading open source portal platform is being used to create solutions for today’s biggest business challenges.

First Impression: Liferay Grows Up

For a second year in a row, I along with CMS Report was invited to cover Liferay's North America Symposium which is being held this year in San Francisco. During this morning's keynote speech by Bryan Cheung, Liferay CEO and founder, I couldn't walk away from the presentation without recognizing the difference a year can make for one company. Something has changed for Liferay and the many partners and associated vendors that are represented here at this conference. Liferay has grown up, people are ready to talk business, and they're once again ready to talk about the importance of open source and community which makes this all happen.

This morning, Liferay released some startling numbers on just how good business is in terms of growth for the Liferay ecosystem. Consider some of these highlights related to the announcement:

MODX Revolution 2.2.5 Improves on Caching and Media Sources

MODX Revolution 2.2.5 has recently been released and includes over 150 commits designed to provide a number of fixes and improvements to the content management system. Fixes and improvements of note include improved Media Source function, Caching enhancements and a handling to prevent blank pages occurring on some older hosting environments.

MODX LogoThe Media Source is a feature in MODX Revolution, where one can specify the "source" of media in their MODX installation.  A source can be many types - from the file system itself, to an Amazon S3 bucket, to a Flickr album. MODX provides two source types with the core installation: the file system and Amazon S3 bucket integration. Other sources can be made by creating Media Source Drivers, or by downloading them from Package Management.

Some of the highlights to the changes in Revolution 2.2.5 release include:

Joomla 3.0 CMS Optimized for Mobile Devices and Administrators

This week, the Joomla! community took a huge step forward toward mobile devices and usability with the release of the latest version of their content management system, Joomla 3.0. The Joomla CMS can now display content on mobile devices as clearly and distinctly as it does on a personal computer or Mac. This innovation makes Joomla the first major CMS that includes the Twitter Bootstrap framework (yes, that Twitter) that enables it to be 100 percent mobile-friendly by default. So it is no surprise that the Joomla! project is highlighting Joomla 3 as a CMS that's mobile ready and user friendly.


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