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January 09, 2011    
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Drupal is a Content Management System Software (Open Source) for Linux/Windows servers with PHP support created by TYPO3 Association.

Typo3 Summary

The Content Management Framework software Typo3 is made for small to medium-sized enterprises that offer a clean and high-performing system, which accommodates virtually all custom extensions.

For authors, this software is an intuitive tool, which is very easy to use and allows editors create and maintain website pages. It has sophisticated functions that are easily accessed with a few mouse clicks. The software offers a flawless multimedia content integration and dynamic manipulation of images. It allows online communication or interaction as well.

Typo3 is also ideal for content managers, administrators, web agencies and developers. With Typo3, expectations of website designers are met and since it is database-driven, this software allows quick and easy media uploads and web page delivery.

Typo3 Features

Typo3 Backend offers a fresh visual appearance that makes blogs look more professional. It has a revised CSS that improves its overall loading speed, thus making upgrades and customization much quicker.

Installing Typo3 is easy. Users only need to do three simple steps to start blogging with Typo3. System defaults prevent users making unwanted and difficult decisions, and help simplify start up. Typo3’s integrated text editor HTMLarea is based on the JavaScript framework ExtJS. HTMLarea is the only ExtJS-based Open Source RTE (Rich Text editor) that is freely available for public use. This RTE gives Typo3 a faster loading speed. Its intuitive and fully-customizable user interface is displayed in a neat format, duplicating the handsome, functional outline of the site itself. Displayed using a tree format, functions are more accessible and easier to manage. This layout makes publishing less complicated for editors. The backend interface is fully customizable and skinnable, allowing users locate icons better.

Typo3’s Internal Search Engine allows keyword search within site sections. This function is very useful for SEOs who need to optimize their keyword placements. With Typo3, users are able to create projects, email members, edit recently-published pages, view and manage inbox, insert special notes into web pages, create special downloading actions and setup backend users.

Typo3 uses a Templating System that is designer-friendly, templates or layout can be generated using applications like Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver and more. It Templa Voila function accepts XML-based layout wizards that generate templates that are TypoScript-extendable. While most Typo3 extensions are styled using CSS, users can still create Parent-Child Templates with a fully-supported template-nesting.

Aside from the features listed above, Typo3 also has Dynamic Menus, which can be generated through CSS. All menus, including submenus, are created using the tree layout. Users can add and modify conditional states for each menu item. The Dynamic Graphical Menu can also be styled using CSS, while the Multiple Menu Types offer both horizontal and vertical menus that users can choose according to their needs.

Typo3 User Interface

Typo3’s intuitive user interface is very simple. Its fully-customizable feature allows users choose only the functions and buttons they need so they’ll have les cluttered, more usable interface.

The user interface uses the Dynamic Menus system, which lets users create their own menus, submenus, and skins for easier and quicker access to functions. It has a page-tree layout that makes this interface one of the easiest to navigate interfaces in the face of CMS.

Typo3 Review

This modular CMS software is able to solve numbers of website development-related problems. With this software, users can create pages that have various content elements such as plain texts, multimedia, forms, files, links, etc. It is configurable and highly-customizable, allowing users to work on a wide array of applications that are necessary for bigger and more complicated websites.

Although most users claim that learning how to use this software requires a lot of effort, it is still worth their time. Typo3 has so many useful functions that are vital in creating top-rated website pages. All in all, Typo3 has all the features website designers, content managers, and IT developers look for in a CMS tool.

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