I worked on several projects involving SiteCore CMS, Ektron, DotNetNuke, Joomla, Mambo and custom Content Management systems. Out of all of the above mentioned CMS softwares, Sitecore stood out the most. In fact I was so impressed that I even got certified for Sitecore version 5.3.1
The features I like about Sitecore are its Structure, the ease of Navigation and most of all –its stability. The one drawback, however, is that the process of creating a site through SiteCore is different than conventional ways. This new approach might make a project more tedious but the final result you get through Sitecore is well worth the effort. Relatively speaking, all CMS’s have their pros and cons, though.
Many of you might have heard about Umbraco. All the news and blog entries about Umbraco sparked an interest in me to play around with it. I downloaded the latest version 3.0.3 from their website Umbraco.org. It far exceeded my expectations for a CMS, let alone a free Open Source CMS.
I have to be honest, I didn’t get to explore it as much as I would have liked to,but it looks promising. It only has a 4mb footprint and it’s extremely fast compared to DotNetNuke. It might even replace my use of DotNetNuke!