Building a CMS with XML, XSLT, Ant, and ImageMagik
03 Jan 2010 , tagged: XSLT, XML, Ant, Air, CMS, Content Management, ImageMagik, Saxon, Web Development, XHTML, XSLT2.0
Not so long ago a freelance client approached me with some updates for their website. The site has been growing organically since 2000 and therefore was a big mess. Several attempts to port the site to a CMS driven system failed largely because those CMS systems are usually to complex for our needs (Typo3) or not flexible enough (Joomla, WordPress). So as I was faced with updates to all the updates including image updates which in turn needed thumbnails to be generated.