CMS and City Planning

From Issue #18

After I mentioned some books about city planning and architecture, John Eckman from 10up got in touch to recommend his talk “Design from the Content Out,” which relates to much the same concepts.

Here’s John giving the talk at WordCamp Rhode Island. And here’s the Slideshare deck (which can be tough to follow without John talking over it).

John approaches content from a design standpoint, but most of what he says transitions fairly well into a CMS perspective as well. He talks about designing systems, not pages, and designing content from the bottom up. The first 10 minutes or so is an extended discussion on the relation to urban planning, which, as it turns out, John wrote this thesis on.

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