Vine Type Content Management with Standards in Mind

17 May 2005


Prerequisite Software

The following is an exhaustive list of software components that you must download, install, configure, create passwords and connection strings for, and generally struggle with before you can even think about installing the Vine Type content management system:

  • Nothing!

Nothing? Yes. Nothing. A Microsoft Web Server with .NET 2.0 Framework is the only thing you need.

The point being made is that some content management solutions claim that their products installation is quick and easy. And for some this is true. But oftentimes they measure installation time required after you install the prerequisite database and scripting language. Even if these products are free, there is the hassle to download, install and configure them on the web server.

In other words, their "five minute installation" is not really a five minute installation.

In contrast, Vine Type's five minute installation is really a three minute installation. You will need to set access permissions on a folder and set a password. Once this is done, Vine Type is installed and ready to use.

And if you'd like to see me download and install Vine Type on a server in under three minutes, check out the Vine Type installation video.

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(7.1 Megabyte Closed Captioned Windows Media File - Requires Windows Media Player)

Prerequisite Hardware

  • An internet-connected computer running Microsoft IIS.

That's all? Yes. That's all.


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