- Playing with FrogCMS (Part 1: Installation)
- Playing with FrogCMS (Part 2: The Plan)
- Playing with FrogCMS (Part 3: The Theme)
- Playing with FrogCMS (Part 4: The Theme [continued...])
- Playing with FrogCMS (Part 5: The Blog)
- Playing with FrogCMS (Part 6: User Management)
- Playing with FrogCMS (Part 7: My Conclusion)
See the site: The Gong Shop
What am I going to build? I don’t know. I made up this comp for a fake site called The Gong Shop. It’s meant to be an online gong store/resource center. To be clear, I’m not attempting to build an e-commerce site with FrogCMS. There doesn’t seem to be any e-commerce support or supported e-commerce plug-ins for FrogCMS and I don’t think it’s meant for this task at all. I designed these comps in the style of a store as a way test how FrogCMS will allow me to enter and manipulate data. An inventory of products is a good dataset to play with in my opinion.
Also note: I have never used FrogCMS. I just installed it, looked at the documentation for a moment and then went ahead and started drawing out this phony site. I have no idea if FrogCMS will be the right tool for the job but hopefully that’s what I find out here. FrogCMS is designed to be very simple and lightweight. I like the idea of lightweight but I’m interested to see if it will be flexible enough to flesh out this idea. I may try building the same site out using other CMS’s in the future.
The Gong Shop Comps
Here I’m hoping to have a two column layout. It should be easy for a client to change the Gong of the day. It should also be easy to update the homepage news and include a picture like shown.
As I wrote in the beginning of this article: I have no plan or expectations do be doing any e-commerce. I just want to see how this CMS could handle something like a product inventory.
Every CMS seems to demonstrate how easily it could be used as a simple blog. Let’s try and include a blog within this site.