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September 17, 2008

Web 2.0 Flash Mash-Up Tricks on CMS systems help keep them flexible, open and lively.

Well, while converting to Oracle's WCMS, dubbed UMContent here at the U of M, I've discovered that even though they have a proprietary approach to building sites, and pages, that if they don't block mark up you can pretty well get a long working with the newest (circa Sept 2008) forms of mash-ups.

A couple in particular are, sIFR, SWObject, and extending access via flash enabled media players.

So Oracle's WCMS (our UMContent) has little to offer when it comes to doing things like podcasts or offering dynamic text to image conversion using specific typefaces, right out of the box.

But they don't block you from using these techniques to deliver content and formatting in ways that enhance your site.

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