Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Re: Re: Re: New openACS user...confused
Hey, my hands are filthy with OpenACS muck on them. And I still feel that it's the best thing going, all things considered. But the standard kit has a few nits, that if fixed, would make the kit much easier to grok for a wider user base. And yes, by fixing, I mean easing the use of the OpenACS as plain webserver as needed. Really, there's a tremendous amount of high-quality, ready-to-run code in the OpenACS kit. One ought to be able to just use it.
But, as I noted above, I've got my workaround. And on Monday, I'm going to show a static website developer how to add an OpenACS forum and journal to her website, and neither one of us will program a thing!!!
Btw, there has been some sort of WYSIWYG-style HTML editor supported in OpenACS for some time. I haven't tried it yet, as personally I like the non-WYSIWYG nature of HTML and similar markup styles.
Forums are nice as a record of a specific conversation. Email lists are better transport mechanisms for those conversations, I think.
I'd propose a solution, but you beat me to it in this message: http://www.openacs.org/forums/message-view?message_id=389793
And very nicely, too.