CityDesk Advantage? The "Elevator Test"
There is a business principal somewhat loosely known as "The Elevator Test". Basically it boils down to this: if you can't explain your company's business plan - or - your product's essential features and advantages between a couple of floors on an elevator ride, you're in trouble. The idea is you bump into some investor with a bag of money and you have just that elevator ride to make your pitch. It sounds ridiculous, but it makes you focus on what the hell it is you are doing. I recently participated in a beta test of a new .NET development tool, and asked the company's developers (who will remain nameless due to an NDA) for their two or three sentence description of why their product was better than Microsoft's. Amazingly, they did not have an answer. Not one.
The Elevator Guy
1. I get to write all the HTML myself. (I know, some people would consider that a disadvantage.)
CityDesk allows me to increase the content on my Web site and decrease the time it takes to get it there.
If you were going to the penthouse you could (almost) teach them how to use CityDesk on the way.
"1. I get to write all the HTML myself"
Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
No, there's a wysiwyg mode that most people find very nice.
It doesn't cost a ton of money
You can create templates to define the look-and-feel of the site, fields to contain further information about articles, and scripts to automatically update content areas.
David - yeah.. file that under the category of "Duh" without that essential information, my argument makes no sense. Mine is in relation to other, more expensive CM systems.
The interesting thing about CityDesk, to me at least, is that different aspects of it appeal to different folks.
CityDesk is the best way to manage sites that change frequently. It is by far the easiest way to edit pages, organize files and upload to the server, all at an affordable price. It is what Front Page should be.
CityDesk is an easy to use Blog tool. Similar to (but better than) http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Weblogs/Tools/Clients/?il=1 .
Fog Creek Home