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55: Perch CMS | An interview with Drew McLellan

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Relative Paths | Web Development and stuff like that

Mark Phoenix and Ben Hutchings

Description: Both ends of the Web Development spectrum

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55: Perch CMS | An interview with Drew McLellan

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For our latest podcast episode, we spoke to Drew McLellan, co-creator of Perch and Perch Runway CMSs. I'm an avid Perch user, I built this very site with Perch, so I was particularly grateful to talk to Drew. We talked about their history and development, where Drew sees them in relation to the host of other CMSs out there (including WordPress of course), what their future holds, and the future of web development as a whole. We also had a couple of sneaky milk chocolate Mikado Sticks during the episode, but you'd never know due to Ben's editing skills. Our Toolstar this time was Notist, which is also developed by the Perch team. Notist is a hub for speaking events, a place to share slides, to collate feedback, tweets, photos, sketchnotes and everything to create a permanent speaking portfolio It's a strong Jukebox this week. I chose the Portishead remix of the Massive Attacks track Karmacoma, that one goes on our Alt Playlist (https://relativepaths.uk/altpl). Ben chose Trails of Light by Phaeleh. Drew also made an outstanding jukebox track selection, Dean Town by Vulfpeck. You might need to throw some shapes while you listen to that. Both of those are added to the Relative Paths Playlist (https://relativepaths.uk/pl). – Mark Show links: Perch (https://grabaperch.com) Perch Runway (https://perchrunway.com) Perch Shop (https://shop.perchcms.com) edgeofmyseat.com (http://www.edgeofmyseat.com) Notist (https://noti.st) Drew's Blog (https://allinthehead.com/retro) Perch SEO App (https://grabachirp.com%Chirp) Perch Pattern Library (http://patterns.perchcms.com) Rebuilding the Perch UI - not your usual redesign (https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2016/05/03/rebuilding-the-perch-ui-not-your-usual-redesign) Perchology - A Perch Newsletter (https://perchology.curated.co) Perchology Links - Perch CMS add-ons by third party developers (https://github.com/clivewalker/perchology-links) Subscribe and keep in touch: iTunes - https://relativepaths.uk/it Stitcher - https://relativepaths.uk/st SoundCloud - https://relativepaths.uk/sc Twitter - https://twitter.com/relativepaths Facebook - https://facebook.com/relativepaths Special mention to Loopback (https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/) by Rogue Amoeba. This software makes our Jukebox snippets so easy to record into Audition, and we were kindly given a free copy. The music we use for various intro bits, stings and outro is ‘Vitreous Detachment’ by Origamibiro (https://www.tomwillhill.com/), used with kind permission.

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'Age of Consent' by New Order, from 'Power, Corruption and Lies' (1983).

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