Do you need free software for web-site building? If so, you probably checked out a lot of open source CMS. Some of them are very hard to understand, others are limited in their capabilities. Now you can try to work with free ware CMS SAPID, and, possibly, this software will delight you.
First of all, SAPID is an open source CMS, which is easy to install, which is easy to create a web-site, finally, it is easy to manage it. To install the system you need about 1 Mb of disk space at your hosting server, which supports PHP 4.xx. Note that you don't need a database or special settings for server. It is possible to use almost any hosting plan. Then you should copy package files and start install.php script in your browser. This script will set up the system according to your server settings. After this a demo site with a set of examples will be accessible for you. Besides, this demo site contains a system virtual guide, which will turn introduction to SAPID into an attractive game.
First thing which you see after logging into the system is a structure management interface, where you can add or delete pages; modify their properties in the similar to Windows way. You may even use a Drag & Drop mechanism. By the way, direct WYSIWYG editing ability allows creating or editing page content easily.
Simplicity and usability of free ware CMS SAPID isn't the last its benefit. Due to the system's support for XML Sapiens technology (http://www.xmlsapiens.org/), its functional capabilities almost don't have any boundaries. You can use interface solutions from a demo site (info channels, navigation menus, RSS channels, interactive forms etc). You can also use web-services from the public functional solutions library XML Sapiens Work Gallery (http://www.xmlsapiens.org/lib/) and post your solutions to it.
Free ware CMS SAPID doesn't limit you in data presentation formats. SAPID helps you to manage HTML or Flash site, XML-XSL or WML sites.
If you want to view how your existing site will look in SAPID, just use the automated migration utility from the distribution package.
If you want to export your SAPID managed site into static HTML, you may use conversion utility from the distribution package. Note, that this utility may create appropriate indexes to build a .chm (windows help format) file.
One more utility should be mentioned here – the SAPID Messenger. It is an instant messenger designed especially to communicate in the SAPID community.
- Apache-driven hosting server (UNIX or Windows based) with PHP 4.xx
- 1 Mb of free space.
- Web-browser for administrative operations: Mozilla Firefox 0.9+, MS Explorer 5.5+
- Screen resolution: 800x600 (1024x768 recommended)
Red Graphic Systems web-site: http://www.redgraphic.com
System page: http://sapid.sf.net
Download page: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=118100&package_id=131949
GNU GPL http://sapid.sf.net/en/license/
PAD XML File: http://sapid.sf.net/download/sapid_pad.xml