A love letter to Craft CMS

We’ve used Craft CMS extensively on numerous projects — here’s why you should look into it as well! 🔬

Harry Keller
Apr 18, 2017 · 6 min read
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Hey there, I’m Harry, co-founder and developer at diesdas.digital, a branding and product development studio, with a team of strategists, designers and developers. Most of our projects are digital in nature, so we write a lot of code—which usually results in websites that need to be filled with content by editors. This inevitably calls for a content management system (CMS) sooner or later in the project.

In the past we’ve used a multitude of different systems, from Rails+ActiveAdmin, to Kirby, DjangoCMS, entirely static options, a Google Sheet, Perch and, of course, Wordpress. There are valid reasons for choosing any one of those (existing infrastructure, previous knowledge on the client’s side, data migration, …), but when we have the choice, we usually go with Craft CMS.

This article gives a brief overview why you should consider Craft as well and why I find it to be an impressive piece of software, boosting productivity all around: for me as a developer, for our clients and the editors using the system later on. Curious? Let’s dive in!

Note: Needless to say, one system never fits all and technical solutions need to be carefully evaluated depending on the project’s needs. With this article we’re not advocating to use Craft regardless of circumstances, but judging from our experience Craft is a great fit for many projects, big and small.

Without further ado…

“Build exactly what you need” mindset

Such productivity!

As a developer I couldn’t wish for a more empowering system, which in return, leads to better results and saves our clients a lot of money. Win-win.

Easily extendable!

But is it future-proof?

In summary…

Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself:


The people behind this article…

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Making sense of workshop results. 🤔
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Jonathan and Sharon discussing the implementation of a design.
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Same moment, two views. 👀
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Sharon reading the manual of our new, overly fancy microwave. 🙃
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Left: our beautiful new holidays calendar; right: Robert having fun with an electric scooter.
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Nicolás in the zone.
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“Give sarcasm a chance”
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You’ve been waiting for the Pino photo, right? 😅

Aaaand… it’s a wrap!

In any case: Have a productive week and thanks for stopping by! We hope to see you back around here soon! 👋 😊 💛


diesdas.digital is a nimble branding and product development studio in Berlin, featuring a multidisciplinary team of designers, developers and strategists, each with years of experience in branding, interaction design and programming. We create tailor-made digital solutions with an agile mindset and a smile on our faces. You can hire us — let’s work together and make rad internet stuff! 🙌

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Thoughts, observations and learnings from Berlin-based…

Harry Keller

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Grand millennial with a teenage mind: always curious, mostly optimistic, annoyingly idealistic. Developer and partner at @diesdasdigital.

diesdas.direct

Thoughts, observations and learnings from Berlin-based digital studio diesdas.digital.

Harry Keller

Written by

Grand millennial with a teenage mind: always curious, mostly optimistic, annoyingly idealistic. Developer and partner at @diesdasdigital.

diesdas.direct

Thoughts, observations and learnings from Berlin-based digital studio diesdas.digital.

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