Dear MM: Sorry for the long silence but I went to the mainland for a bit and was involved in other crises. Can you believe this? My clients chose a calendar software that turned out to be a nightmare. The guy who wrote it was such a #$@!* jerk! I finally told him, if he wasn't going to help get it working, to refund the money. So he issued a refund without telling us (client still hasn't received it) and immediately, while we were all asleep (7 hour time difference), filed a DMCA complaint with the hosting company saying we were using his software without a license (that we had just purchased). The host by law had to suspend the account. So this guy was able to shut down all my client's websites in a matter of hours. I was able to recitify the situation, but I find it very scary that jerks out there can have so much power. Speaks very loudly for open source software. Geesh! Be forewarned.
In any case, now I'm back checking out CMS's. Thanks for explaining all those terms. You have a real knack for making tech-talk intelligible, which is a rare gift. Much appreciated.
I did download EE and am trying to figure it out. It looks as if it is mainly a blog engine (?). I finally found one of the css files in the database. Doesn't that make it more time-consuming to do design changes, than just ftp'ing the css file? I don't relish the thought of editing css in that little phpMyAdmin window as compared to on my 22" monitor in DreamWeaver. What is it you like so much about EE? Especially over Joomla.
Hope all is well with you. Ciao, e