Thoughts & Feedback: Our New Content Management Solution

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by ChicoWeb, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    Hey guys,

    My developer and I have been working over the last year to create a content management tool, that picks up where general tools leave off. This tool is designed specifically for my client base (and I'm guessing some of yours), who tend to be mom and pop stores, 10 pages of content, maybe a product catalog, etc. We all know them.

    We developed this because we began noticing a trend. Everyone wants content management, everyone wants a photo gallery, and they want to update it themselves. Rather then creating a special tool for each client, or using one of those "general CMS's and tacking on 12 modules", we decided to modularize our administrative tools and license them out.

    • Remote web site administration/content storage pulled down to front-end via xml. This also allows clients to host where they want and designers to develop their front end in php, asp, .net, ruby, cold fusion, or any server side language of their choosing.
    • Modular - giving clients only the tools they desire
    • Dynamic links - One of the biggest draw backs to those "other systems" is links are static. We developed a tool which will generate a link to any page, media, content item within your site, so if it ever changes, so do the links on your site.
    • Multimedia friendly - Bands, musicians, you name it. We have tools that allow players both video and audio to be embedded, flash players we've designed, everything.
    • Search Engine Friendly - The use of search engine safe urls when creating new content, the ability to create meta data for each content item, blog entry, or any specific entry.
    • Commenting - Allow users to comment on content items, blog posts, videos, etc.
    • Newsletter - Manage subscribers, and send newsletters in bursts.
    • Photo Gallery - Create categories, upload images, etc.
    • And of course, the standard Content Management.

    These are just some features, I'm not going to bore you if you're not interested. The features grow as each new client we take on has a new request.

    If you are interested and would like to provide feedback for us on our project, please visit our demo/beta site and take it for a spin!

    Front End Demo:
    Administration Demo:

    Thanks, and we really do appreciate any feedback.
  2. BowZinger macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Look like a neat little service that you have going on there. Seems like lots of people will find a use for it!

    I only fooled around witht he demo for a bit but it looks very user friendly!
  3. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    that is awesome. It's also exactly what I need for one of my clients. Are you going to offer it to other designers?
  4. ChicoWeb thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    You bet :)
  5. DMBGuru macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2007
    Tempe, AZ
    Looks very nice.

    Is it going to be free? If not, how much will it cost?

    Will the side navigation bars be customizable?
  6. ChicoWeb thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    I wish! We developed it to profit yes. We have no huge financial backer or teams of developers. Just he and I.

    Yes, anything is customizable.

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