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Friday, June 17, 2005 gets stamp of approval

I've put it on my site - has my official stamp of approval :)

This week, I had a chance to have a chat with the president of the company and got a demo account set up so I could really try out's service myself. I have to tell you, I was impressed! It was fast and very easy to use. Basically the way it works, someone (like me) would place the special tags around areas of your site that you wanted to edit (like a calendar or a what's new section) and then, you would be able to log into your own site and make changes to just those areas. It has the regular editing tools like you would see in Microsoft Word so you can make things bold or italicized. And it also reads the existing font "styles" for your site - so if your site has all paragraph headers looking a certain way, you can apply that style too.

It has fairly basic ability to create new pages with a template too.

If you plan to do a lot of complex edits, or work on many pages of your site, then I'd still suggest going with something like Macromedia Contribute. But if all you want to do is give yourself or an administrative person the ability to make text edits on certain pages, is a great tool! I have to admit I was a little startled at its speed, elegance and simplicity - kudos to the guys who created this service!

And - at only $180/year for unlimited use - and roughly $75-150 one time if you need my help in setting up your site with those special tags - it could save you hundreds on maintenance costs over time.

As always, let me know if you have any questions.