This is a series of post starting here, in which I look at different CMS installations and despair.AtLeap is a relatively new CMS from Blandware. Despite it seeming a bit immature, I was intrigued enough to install it simple because 1) it was easy; and 2) it screams “multilingual” at you at it’s front page.The Good
- Easy installation for anyone familiar with Java / Ant. For anyone else I image it’d be a pain.
- Completely server / database agnostic. Impressive!
- Multilinual content out of the box. Why doesn’t everyone have this?
- Cluttered admin GUI. One big menu with both admin items and real site items? No thank you.
ConclusionI admit not spending too much time on AtLeap. It is obviously somewhat immature. I imagine it would be a very good base for larger projects with a lot of custom development, you get the goods right at you door and don’t mind writing your own themes and extensions. As it is, I probably won’t have time for it.