HowTo: Build a Web Site with FrontPage, Community Server, and MediaWiki
By Eric Hartwell - last updated March 18, 2006
These days, many of the best applications for web portals are free, open source programs. Two of the best are Community Server 2.0, a knowledge management and collaboration platform, and MediaWiki 1.5 for collaborative writing.
The flip side is that each has its own appearance, user interface, and data store. Fortunately, open source developers seem to have a thing for skins. And, of course, there's always the source.
Is all this overkill for a personal web site? Of course it is. Is it overkill for a project web site? Of course not.
Look and Feel, Navigation
Part 4: Administration, Management, Backup