Tech Talk

Issues in technology.

FailureIf you've read a Semafores blog post before you might notice that our website has a new look. I think it's cleaner, simpler and easier to use, especially when I view it on my smartphone. I hope you agree that the new look is better but the truth is that the changes to the interface are almost accidental. They are a byproduct of a more fundamental change in the backend of the site. We use a content management system (CMS) so that we can easily add content, like this blog post, to the site. Without a CMS we would have to manually change the code every time we made a change and that would be a time consuming and error prone process. The changes in the design of our site are the result of replacing our CMS.