telerik Releases Web Content Management System
telerik announced Sitefinity, a Web Content Management System (CMS) for ASP.NET that introduces the notion of 100% WYSIWYG site construction. Featuring telerik s r.a.d.controls, the application establishes an environment that enables non-technical business users to build sites, contribute content, and perform workflow tasks. Sitefinity, however, is built with the developer in mind. Because of its open modular architecture and fully-exposed API, the product enables developers to modify the out-of-the-box functionality, reuse existing code from non-CMS driven sites, and add new modules in the form of standard ASP.NET controls.
Every Sitefinity Web site has an automatically generated VS.NET project file, which can be accessed from the Sitefinity Project Manager. This allows developers to write code in the IDE and test the results on-the-fly in the working project.
The Sitefinity Property Grid enables developers and end users to configure user controls directly from within the browser. The tool looks similar to the Properties Window in Visual Studio.NET and eliminates the need for off-line configuration and uploading of control files. If a control can be configured off-line in Visual Studio.NET you can configure it online with the Property Grid and see the result immediately.
The pages in Sitefinity can be assembled from a list of approved reusable user controls, like HTML editable areas, navigation controls, news, articles, etc. Content authors can contribute text or HTML using the integrated r.a.d.editor control. It features an intuitive Word-like interface and enables regular business users to format text, build tables, and insert images, Flash, and Windows Media. Existing content can be copy-pasted from other applications with options for stripping of formatting that is not suitable for the Web.
Price: Starts at US$995
Web Site: http://www.sitefinity.com