Diet CMS

Here’s a short 7-minute preview video of my new super-lightweight content management system: Diet CMS.

Diet CMS is similar in functionality to my old “CMS from Scratch”, but it has a fraction of the code, using JQuery for UI stuff and AJAX. It is designed to be a very simple and fast way to allow an experienced developer to create and manage web pages with ease.

I’ve included a link to the zip file of the source code below so you can have a play, and happy to answer any questions in the comments. This will eventually become an open-source project.

Download the source code: ZIP, only 23KB

About the author

Ben Hunt

Ben has over 20 years' experience in web design and marketing, and is one of the most influential figures on the subject of effective web design. He has written a bunch of books and spoken at multiple conferences internationally. In 2015, Ben created Open-Source Marketing, which promises to turn the practice of marketing upside down.. Find out more at


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