50 Web Publishing Apps

Website buzzr.com


A newly-launched CMS service offering a drag-and-drop design interface built on the powerful Drupal plaform, similar to Drupal Gardens and SubHub. For a recent entrant, Buzzr is surprisingly unpolished and even confusing right from the company website through registration and the admin UI.

Full access to CSS
Built-in blog, Twitter integration, event calendar, and forum/group features
Unique theme designer
Drop-in widgets for third-party services like Twitter and support for custom HTML/JavaScript snippets from sources like Google Gadgets
Site can be exported to a self-hosted Drupal instance
Trial period requires credit card at sign-up
Poorly designed admin UI and user experience
Paltry selection of themes
Regular Drupal themes and modules cannot be used
No access to underlying Drupal admin backend
Drupal version seems to be behind current version 7 release
Relatively limited storage
Skimpy documentation
Inactive forums
Registration process ended on a “Not Found” error page
Domains cannot be purchased directly through the service
Admin runs on a non-secure server (no SSL)
Signup e-mail contains unprotected password and conflicting instructions
Starts at $7.95 per month