IDG’s new CMS incorporates HTML5, CSS 3

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IDG Consumer & SMB, which publishes PCWorld, Macworld and the TechHive blog, is in the process of reworking its content management system. The new CMS—officially launching in the third quarter—uses HTML5 and CSS 3, which enable the website to automatically adapt to whatever device is being used to access it. Digital Directions discussed the approach to the new CMS with Aaron Jones, CTO at IDG Consumer & SMB.

Digital Directions: What is the previous system used at IDG Consumer & SMB?

Aaron Jones: We are on top of a homegrown system that has evolved over the years in various iterations. Right now we’re running on top of a Java Struts II stack and a bunch of other custom stuff and open-source packages.

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