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    Hand Coding Vs. Pre-Built CMS

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    http://www.lockergnome.com/web/2011/10/05/hand-coding-vs-pre-built-cms/

    Ashley, a member of the LockerGnome community, asked on YouTube: "What are your views on web-based CMS compared to hand-coding a website? Do you feel that a smaller (lesser known) CMS is as good or better than the more popular products?"

    The debate between using custom code versus a pre-rolled CMS (content management system) such as WordPress or Drupal is one that takes place in almost every office that has been faced with needing to build a presence on the Web. There are some clear advantages to each of these solutions, as well as several key disadvantages.

    Ultimately, the choice is up to you the site owner. Do you think hand coding is better for you in the long run, or would you rather have something with a larger support structure and a faster setup?

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