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Yet another CD competitor

See:
http://www.websmill.com/

There is a much steeper learning curve for this one! CD still has quite an advantage in the usability department. However, you can pretty much do whatever you want with websmill.


Bob

Robert Pawlak ( www.chessassistance.com )
Saturday, October 16, 2004

Well this one seems to have most of my feature requests for the past two years--all the reasonable ones anyway:)  Support for selects of external database, XML->XSL, etc.  Free version, Standard version: $99, and Pro version $199 (Isn't that less than CityDesk's current going price)?

David Burch
Saturday, October 16, 2004



Doesn't look like it has any scripting language from what I see on their site.

John

john cesta
Saturday, October 16, 2004

XSLT is a transformation language.  They also have some built-in variables, you can define your own variables as name=value pairs (no arbitrary limits like CD fields),  The ability to put SQL selects in really allows for a lot stuff.

me
Saturday, October 16, 2004

One thing I noticed was that it didn't appear to be well suited to publishing articles with mixed text and graphics. However, it did look like it would be a good choice for more structured data.

Robert Pawlak ( www.chessassistance.com )
Sunday, October 17, 2004

Look at the dates – nothing has been touched for the last year there either. The FAQ has only four questions – all about payment.

Jorgen B.
Monday, October 18, 2004

good point, Jorgen.

The v1.0 has been released in november 2002
http://www.xtreeme.com/news/

and it seems it hasn't been updated since this date.

brandt
Monday, October 18, 2004

CityDesk 2.0 was released August 25, 2003.

David Burch
Monday, October 18, 2004

Orb Spinner looks more promising and easier to use.  http://orbspinner.com. 

Don't be intimidated by the user interface.  Spend a few minutes going  through the Getting Started tutorial in the help file and all will be clear.  Don't worry: a WYSIWIG editor is on the way. 

The thing I like about it is that you get to create your own embedded tables, build a form to input data into the table,  and design templates to build pages using SQL commands ((sound like Access for the Web?)

David Burch
Monday, October 25, 2004

That's http://orbspinner.com

Don't know why you can't use English language syntax like periods in this forum yet. ..

David Burch
Monday, October 25, 2004

Downloaded it. Looks interesting.

Jorgen B.
Monday, October 25, 2004

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