On our recent family vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC I got to playing with a new content management system called SilverStripe. In a nutshell, a CMS is a way to make web pages. Specifically its a framework designed to make it easy to make a lot of web pages with a bunch of functionality. A CMS makes building things like Blogs & Forums and tying them together with a bunch of ofther pages easy. Hit the link above and check it out.

Anyway, KangarooBox currently uses a Ruby on Rails CMS called Radiant and while it does a pretty good job I'm not completely happy with it. By design Radiant is very lightweight and isn't as full featured as SilverStripe. Thats not a bad thing and it served me very well in the beginning. However, my needs are greater now and SilverStripe looks like it might fit the bill quite nicely. A couple of the features I'm looking forward to are the Forums support and real Shopping Cart functionality. We'll be ready to start selling products soon and I need a way for people to buy stuff from us. That's really the point behind this whole thing. :)

BTW: Who here thinks it's extremely geeky of me to install CMSs while on a beach vacation? :/