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Writer's Portfolio Web Site -- WordPress, Drupal or Something Else?

I want to put up a Web site that offers a portfolio of my writing samples, along with a blog, and probably other professional stuff that escapes me at the moment.

What do people recommend for setting up a site like this? Would you use a CMS? If so, which one?

If anyone can offer any examples of good writing portfolio Web sites, please let me know. Thanks!


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A2 works fine for me: Same

A2 works fine for me:

  • Same overall cost ($8/month after a 20% off coupon) as my previous host

  • Many more useful features -- I get secure shell, IMAP SSL, and SMTP+TLS; I can put my own subversion repository up in my home directory; and they already had LaTeX installed on the web server

  • Much better performance -- never had to submit a ticket for "everything that uses SQL is ridiculously slow, and everyone who goes to my site is complaining"

  • Much better tech support -- what little dealings I've had with them has been perfect, and I don't think they'd say "your site isn't slow here, have all of you tried clearing your browser cache?"

No idea about Fantastico, since I tend to just install whatever I need from scratch.




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