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Help yourself to some content

This is a bit of a continuation from last week when we started talking about headless CMS tools. I've
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Help yourself to some content
By Colin Bate • Issue #15 • View online
This is a bit of a continuation from last week when we started talking about headless CMS tools. I’ve had a chance to use two of the services I mentioned in that issue, and I will talk about that later.

The main difference between this set of CMS tools and the ones last week is that these aren’t services. They are products, or if you prefer, you can call them tools. Either way, they are things you download and run or host yourself. However, each of the options below are a bit different.
Netlify CMS
Ponzu
Strapi
Cockpit
Observations
Last week I was in the process of trying out Sanity as a CMS service. It seems pretty solid, and it is definitely a good choice for maximum customization. However, I felt the UI was a bit clunky. Plus the configuration was all done in code files. And while that allows a lot of control, it wasn’t ideal for a quick site.
Afterward, I tried out Contentful. It felt a bit more polished. That and I was able to quickly set up my content in the UI. It still isn’t perfect, but it is more quickly usable. Sanity used a custom query syntax to access content, while Contentful has a more simple JSON API. I’m sure both bring other things to the table, but first impressions are more favourable for Contentful.
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