Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 5:58pm EDT
Published on Dynamic Systems and Content Solutions.
With roots planted deeply in the Open Source community, Dynamic Systems and Content Solutions was founded as many companies are. To make things better.
Our first offering to make your world a little better is our web portal/CMS, Sphinx, will bring its users to a new level of managing their online content. While our initial realease, Sphinx 1.0, isn’t necessarily “ground breaking”, what the future holds for Sphinx most certainly will be.
Sphinx 1.0 is essentially a maintenance and update product for those wishing to follow this new product from the old Enigma portal project. With Sphinx 1.1, which is currently under testing and scheduled for release later this spring, we will be moving the code base to SMF 1.1 compatibility.
Sphinx 2.0, planned for later on this fall, is where the true fun will begin. Not that Sphinx 1.x isn’t a fun, simple to use product. It most certainly is. However nothing is ever “perfect”, and there is always room for improvement. Sphinx is no exception. There are little hints throughout our website now, as to what Sphinx 2.0 will bring to the table. We’ll leave the teaser at that, for now, but we’ll reveal a little more as the time draws near.
OK, a couple quick teases. Modification to areas won’t need to touch “core” files. They can be accomplished with included files instead. Another incredible thing is our template structure. This has been something of a debate within our development circle (yes, all two of us), and we’ve had the ability to take a step back, see what users like, and make it flat out work in the most simple fashion possible. We’ve considered the SMARTY template format, the SMF style templates, and several other possibilities. The question here was, what is the easiest for less experienced users but still provides the power for advanced users to really get into making something unique? We’ve found our solution to this, and it will really be a great addition to the Sphinx 2.0 web portal and CMS. Fast, efficient, simple, and powerful. That’s the goal, and one that has been met with success.
In addition to all of this, we have some exciting things planned. Not only for Sphinx, but for additional offerings we have in the works. It may be a little bit before we can get it all together, but rest assured the quality and integrity you have come to expect and trust will be returned to all offerings in our product line.
To make things better. That’s why we’re here, and what we’re going to do. You have a voice in the direction and development of our products, and it’s one that will be listened to. Granted that’s the community voice as a whole, so if you’re going against the grain of overall opinion, don’t feel bad if your requests aren’t implemented. Although we will do our best to satisfy as many users as possible, we can’t please everyone all the time.
Learn more about Sphinx and its specific history on our Sphinx history page.