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Web Content Management System (CMS) News & Articles

On the Road to XHTML 2 and HTML 5

Web CMS vendors, web developers, and web UI component developers will likely be getting some exciting new extensions with the proposed changes in HTML 5. Think <datagrid>, <canvas>, and a richer set of native HTML form widgets.

XHMLT 2.0 should lead to greater device independence, simpler and more generic XML, less presentation, more structure, more semantics.

The Ajaxian blog has some interesting coverage, links to current proposals, and links to recent talks and presentations. Ping Service Acquired by Yahoo is one of the most popular blog update pinging services, having been a default service in Movable Type and TypePad for years.

Yesterday creator Jim Winstead announced that was sold to Yahoo. Jim states that the service will continue to be “completely open” and that the existing privacy policy will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

QP7.1 Web CMS Supports Firefox

Quantum Artís 7.1 release of its QP7.Framework features support of Mozilla Firefox browser and enhanced compatibility with Microsoft .NET platform.

Prior to this release, the QP7 administrative interfaces were only accessible via Internet Explorer on a Windows platform. With the release of QP7.1, both Firefox and Explorer users are able to access the interface with the same feature set. Full support of the Firefox browser similarly opens the admin and editing tools for Mac users.

Stellent Wins Best in Show Enterprise CMS Suite

Stellent, having fared well as the recent AIIM 2005 Conference, announces that a panel of experts named Stellent Universal Content Management the best enterprise content management (ECM) suite.

This marks the second consecutive year Stellent won this award from AIIM E-DOC Magazine.

Web CMS Winners and Losers

The explosion of company Web sites as a primary means of delivering content and interacting with customers, partners, and employees has caused an increase in demand for Web content management (Web CMS), technology that can not only streamline Web content production and publishing processes, but also provide personalization to users across multiple sites.

A recent Forrester Research survey showed that 84 percent of enterprises plan to increase their WCM deployments to consolidate rogue sites and departmental intranets.

Why it Matters to Focus on Your Reader

There are those who see websites as acts of creation separate from the people who will visit those websites. There are those who see people and create websites to meet these people's needs.

Percussion Wins AIIM Web CMS Award

Percussion Rhythmyx FastForward for WCM has won “Best of Show” in the Web Content Management Category at the AIIM ON DEMAND conference in Philadelphia.

Winners of the third annual awards, sponsored by AIIM E-DOC Magazine, were chosen by panel of industry experts who identified the best products at the show in seven software and three hardware categories.

CMS Review - Quantum Art QP7

New York-based Quantum Art produces the QP7 content application server. QP7 is geared towards web content management, but aims to break away from the page-based metaphor and provide a framework for developing content centric web applications utilizing QP7 content objects.

Make Sure Your Website is Well Perceived by Staff

Many intranets are only now beginning to show their true potential. However, many staff, having had unsatisfactory previous experiences of the Intranet, may need quite some convincing that the Intranet is now genuinely useful.

Microsoft CMS Web Controls Suite Updated

Our ever impressive ASP.NET controls vendor, Telerik, has recently released the latest version of the r.a.d.controls MCMS Edition.

The suite of ASP.NET Server Controls includes the popular r.a.d.editor MCMS Premium Edition, the the MCMS Edition , the r.a.d.tree MCMS Edition, the r.a.d.panelbar MCMS Edition, the r.a.d.tabstrip MCMS Edition, the r.a.d.chart MCMS Edition, and .a.d.tabstrip MCMS Edition. Phew.

As if that's not enough, there's also the FREE r.a.d.editor Lite Edition for MCMS.

Boring Web Content Got You Down?

Is your web content ineffective? Do you have too much dreary filler and not enough concise, action oriented language? If so, its time to tune-in to web content expert Gerry McGovern.

You might have a travel, educational or banking website. You might have a technology, medical or ecommerce website. Whatever website you're involved with, chances are its success is linked closely to the quality of the content.

Gerry McGovern and are holding 3 web content workshops in June:

  • New York: June 13-14

  • Chicago: June 16-17

  • San Francisco: June 20-21

Find out more.

UK Government in Search of CMS

UK Government departments have begun sourcing the new 'e-Communications Infrastructure' for public sector websites that will replace DotP, the Government's short-lived £35 million ($64m) bespoke content management system (CMS).

Whereas DotP was custom-written specifically for government use, the e-Communications Infrastructure will be based on a Commercial Off-The-Shelf solution.

Find out more at eGov Monitor.

Microsoft CMS Management Tool Updated

Announced today is version 2.0 of the MCMS Manager, a third party, open-source effort from an enterprising Sri Lankan MCMS geek by the name of Chester Ragel.

Managing Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) is not as simple as it sounds. It can be difficult to diagnose issues at times and the provided tools just might have a tendency to leave you high and dry.

If you play or depend on MCMS, this MCMS swiss army knife is not to be missed.

BrowserMedia Updates BrowserCMS Web Content Management System

BrowserMediaBrowserMedia announced today the official release of BrowserCMS 2.0, the latest version of their Web Content Management System (CMS).

The BrowserCMS 2.0 product is targeted for corporate, government, and association clients.

XTech 2005 to Cover Hot Trends in Browser Technology

Come to Amsterdam and get a whiff of the latest in browser technologies. As Mozilla, Google, Flickr, Microsoft and Others Redefine Web Interfaces, the XTech conference will feature insights and perspective from the field's thought leaders.

XTech 2005 (formerly XML Europe) and the Gilbane Conference on Content Management are being held 24-27 May, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Interwoven's ECM Solutions Conference

Interwoven50 leading technology and systems integrator partners will be showcasing cutting-edge products and solutions in the Interwoven PartnerNetwork Pavilion at its upcoming annual user event, GearUp '05, “The ECM Solutions Conference”.

The conference will be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, May 11-13, 2005. The gala event will feature Jay Leno, who is reportedly a huge fan of enterprise content management. Yep.

IBM's Workspace Collaboration Services Coming Soon

IBMIBM announces release v2.5 of the Workplace Collaboration Services (WCS) offering. WCS is an integrated collaboration environment leveraging both Lotus and WebSphere technologies, each previously available as separate products.

Workplace Collaboration Services includes email, calendaring, instant messaging, electronic learning, Web conferencing, document management, and web content management (CMS).

The product targets micro business, SMB, and the enterprise and is licensed on a processor based model.

The Number One Skill for Managing Websites

Having a deep understanding of the gut instinct of your customer is the number one skill of managing a website. That involves getting face to face with them.

Interoperable Enterprise Content Management (iECM)

AIIM LogoAIIM, an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) standards and research organization announces a plan to develop a service oriented architecture (SOA) framework for Interoperable Enterprise Content Management (iECM).

The project, currently referred to as iECM, intends to address the growing need for a common integration layer between different Enterprise Content Management systems and multiple business applications.

Oracle Drive, Souped-up WebDAV

Oracle announces a preview release of Oracle Drive. A Windows WebDAV interface on steroids, Oracle Drive combines and surfaces features from both the Windows file system and the Oracle Portal 10g.