So I somehow managed to volunteer myself to take over the website for my neighborhood association. Being the way I am, I couldn't just do something I already knew how to do. Oh no, much more fun to learn some new tool ;-) I had already been investigating drupal, thinking about using it for my own site (and I still am thinking that, but maybe not quite so soon) but I ended up with mambo, 'cause godaddy offers it installed, and that's where the site was parked, and the hosting is reasonable, so that's what I went with. Even with the cursory work that I've done, I can see that mambo is not as infinitely flexible as drupal, but thanks to my day job, I know a lot about the trade-offs that come with flexibility. (Can you say learning curve? Yeah, I thought you could.) I got this mambo thing set up with content in about six hours, and a lot of that was spent dicking around with the php mail command (which doesn't want to send to any other domain, even with that -f parameter, so I've disabled registration for now). End result, I'm fairly pleased with myself, and I really like the CMS concept. It's like having MT for your whole website. I'm now very curious to look closer at sixapart's new site and see if MT maybe could be used for my whole site. The main thing I want to do is incorporate a registration-based gallery (for future CATDIPs, my friends! The CATDIP will return!).
(Wow. I think this post sets some kind of record for links-to-words ratio.)