This is officially my very first blog post ever on the Internet. My initial goal for this blog is to have a place where I can post a collection of useful information, tip&trick, along with notes from other blog posts that I find useful over the Internet so that I can comeback to read them later from anywhere in the world.
This blog is powered by ExpressionEngine in which I’ve got a freelance license from the legendary Fusion Ads Holiday Bundle that I bought last year (take a look at eeinsider for more information). For those who might not know what ExpressionEngine is, it is a content management system (CMS) of choice like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal but is not free like those three though because it’s a commercial product. Today, I’m going to talk about ExpressionEngine just a little bit.
When I started to build this website, I decided to give ExpressionEngine a try although I know that other CMS like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are far more popular. At first, I don’t see any different between ExpressionEngine and the other CMS yet until I started playing with it. I find ExpressionEngine very awesome, flexible, and easy-to-use (for me). With just a few lines of codes, I can add blogging functionality to my website by pulling contents from the database and place them just anywhere in the website. So basically ExpressionEngine can provide blogging functionality to any type of web-design. Although it’s lack of the variety of themes when comparing with WordPress, in exchange, you can control every single element inside your website without relying on those themes. In other word, your code is the theme for your website. To put this into conclusion, if WordPress is convenient for non-technical people, ExpressionEngine is convenient and flexible for technical guys like web designers or developers (like me) who would prefer to design everything from scratch and control every element in their design.
Finally, there’s still a lot of optimizing stuffs needed to be done along with those polishing works for this website since I just started to explore ExpressionEngine. There’s still much to learn and this is only just the beginning.