Read Salon’s very confident pitch. Then is it normal that when I do a search at Salon.com:
- Results sorted by date don’t show a date
- Older pages are shown inside an old template (“21st” has been renamed “Technology” months ago)
- The old template now traps you into the old site (click archives in the top navbar to get back into time), or even leads you to empty categories. Click “search” from there to get a beautiful broken link. Missed opportunity for a nice 404!
01/2015 update: Why It’s Risky Business for Publishers to Build Their Own CMS.