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    chris
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    Hi, I've done several cms sites no problem.
    I've been asked to do a "cheap as possible" charity site who will want
    to change a couple of pages occasionally.
    If they had a google docs free account and had word or spreadsheet docs
    there they could be embedded in NOF pages. Then changes will show
    automatically.
    Is this a reasonable idea???
    Thanks Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    Hi, I've done several cms sites no problem.
    I've been asked to do a "cheap as possible" charity site who will want
    to change a couple of pages occasionally.
    If they had a google docs free account and had word or spreadsheet docs
    there they could be embedded in NOF pages. Then changes will show
    automatically.
    Is this a reasonable idea???
    Thanks Chris
    Paul used the enterprise version of this cms system. They do have a free version http://www.cushycms.com/

    I looked into it and it appears to be easy enough for just about anyone to use.

    I am sure that there are others out there too....
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    chris
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    Default Re: google docs v cms

    On 17/08/2010 15:48, gotFusion wrote:
    > chris wrote:
    >> Hi, I've done several cms sites no problem.
    >> I've been asked to do a "cheap as possible" charity site who will want
    >> to change a couple of pages occasionally.
    >> If they had a google docs free account and had word or spreadsheet docs
    >> there they could be embedded in NOF pages. Then changes will show
    >> automatically.
    >> Is this a reasonable idea???
    >> Thanks Chris

    >
    > Paul used the enterprise version of this cms system. They do have a
    > free version http://www.cushycms.com/
    >
    > I looked into it and it appears to be easy enough for just about anyone
    > to use.
    >
    > I am sure that there are others out there too....
    >
    >
    >
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    I've had a play with Cushy and it is good especially helpful was Nancys
    tutorial, I'll be using it elsewhere.
    But my customer has a couple of members names spreadsheets which they
    don't want to write out again.
    I know you can copy and paste into cushy but its only a plain text so
    its all over the place. They could copy/paste into a table but that's
    very slow.
    So using google docs seems very easy??? as you can just upload to google
    and publish. Just a few clicks then into an iframe.
    I've just used it on another site here
    http://www.wnct.co.uk/routes.html which seems to work fine.
    Are there any downsides/problems that you can see???
    Thanks again Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    I've had a play with Cushy and it is good especially helpful was Nancys
    tutorial, I'll be using it elsewhere.
    But my customer has a couple of members names spreadsheets which they
    don't want to write out again.
    I know you can copy and paste into cushy but its only a plain text so
    its all over the place. They could copy/paste into a table but that's
    very slow.
    So using google docs seems very easy??? as you can just upload to google
    and publish. Just a few clicks then into an iframe.
    I've just used it on another site here
    http://www.wnct.co.uk/routes.html which seems to work fine.
    Are there any downsides/problems that you can see???
    Thanks again Chris
    Do you want the visitors to be able to manipulate the spread sheet or do you just want to display it?

    If all you want to do is display it, why not just do a screen capture of it, save it as a gif, and use the graphic?

    Now if you want the visitor to be able to download the spread sheet and work with it, that would require another option.
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    On 24/08/2010 15:54, gotFusion wrote:
    > chris wrote:
    >>
    >> I've had a play with Cushy and it is good especially helpful was Nancys
    >> tutorial, I'll be using it elsewhere.
    >> But my customer has a couple of members names spreadsheets which they
    >> don't want to write out again.
    >> I know you can copy and paste into cushy but its only a plain text so
    >> its all over the place. They could copy/paste into a table but that's
    >> very slow.
    >> So using google docs seems very easy??? as you can just upload to
    >> google
    >> and publish. Just a few clicks then into an iframe.
    >> I've just used it on another site here
    >> http://www.wnct.co.uk/routes.html which seems to work fine.
    >> Are there any downsides/problems that you can see???
    >> Thanks again Chris

    >
    > Do you want the visitors to be able to manipulate the spread sheet or
    > do you just want to display it?
    >
    > If all you want to do is display it, why not just do a screen capture
    > of it, save it as a gif, and use the graphic?
    >
    > Now if you want the visitor to be able to download the spread sheet and
    > work with it, that would require another option.
    >
    >
    >
    > Mike - (turtle) - gotHosting.biz - gotFusion.com
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    Thanks Mike - Thats another option and visitors won't be able to change it.
    But 2 or 3 charity members will need to edit as members change and if
    its shared on google they can.
    I can't see them doing screen shots etc. even into cushy, its too
    complicated.
    They could have a google word processing page with pictures added for a
    few other pages as well which they could re-edit.
    Chris

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