Here is the history of Foliovision with Mambo and Joomla. Our first major project in a CMS (as opposed to SSI – server side includes) was a Mambo project. Dr. Ian Firla and I built a monumental mortgage site with what seemed like our bare hands.
Making Mambo work as well for SEO as flat html files was a monumental task, but one at which we were ultimately successful. After careful consideration of how slow and unwieldy Mambo became in production, we made the decision to move to WordPress (at that point at 1.2 with 1.5 coming soon).
As you can see, we haven’t looked back.
But developers are strange creatures. Our CIO who encouraged me to move to WordPress back then- after inheriting the mortgage site – later decided that he would like to learn some new programming languages. He even suggested we switch over to Ruby on Rails.
That’s something I said no to. We are so conversant now in WordPress, why would we want to use something else?
There is nothing we can’t do in WordPress and PHP is a flexible and quick language. Of course we have to keep our own set of built modules ready but at the end of the day it makes more sense to stay with what we know and what we can easily adapt.
Thank you Mambo and Joomla. And goodbye. We won’t forget you.
But life is easier apart.