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Month: February 2004 (Page 2 of 12)

Progressive Information Technologies Announces Division Name Change for Content Management Software

Progressive Information Technologies announced that its Vasont content management software applications and service offerings will now operate under the name “Vasont Systems,” a sister division of Progressive Information Technologies. The new name better reflects Vasont’s range of applications and services and is a result of the product’s growth and brand recognition in the content management software market. Since Vasont was initially developed, it has evolved into several applications including: Vasont Client/Server, Vasont Web Application, Vasont ASP, and Vasont SG (a low-cost version designed for small editorial groups). Additionally, Vasont Systems markets a variety of services, including data analysis and modeling, document type definition (DTD) writing, and Vasont software training services. www.vasont.com

CSS 2.1, CSS Print Profile & CSS3 Paged Media Are W3C Candidate Recommendations

W3C announced the advancement of three Candidate Recommendations for the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) language. A snapshot of CSS usage, CSS 2.1 adds a few highly requested features, fixes errata and brings CSS2 in line with implementations. CSS Print Profile works with XHTML-Print for printing to low-cost devices. CSS3 Paged Media Module adds pagination, page margins, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes, and cross-references with page numbers. Comments are welcome through 25 August. www.w3.org/Style/CSS

Global Moxie Updates Big Medium

Global Moxie released Big Medium 1.3, a major update to the company’s web content management system. New features include WYSIWYG text editing, document uploads, 20 new widgets for webpage templates, and fixes for a number of reported issues. The new WYSIWYG editor requires Internet Explorer 5.5+ (Windows only), Mozilla 1.4+ (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux) or one of many Mozilla-based browsers, including Mozilla Firefox 0.6.1+, Netscape 7.1, and AOL for Mac OS X. Users of other browsers can still continue to use Big Medium, but without the WYSIWYG editing features. The new “download” article type allows documents to be added to websites. (A tabbed interface allows users to select from four article types: Text, Link, Download, Raw HTML). Twenty new template widgets provide enhanced control over the design of Big Medium’s custom page templates. New settings in the Big Medium Setup and Site Setup dialogs allow administrators to set max-size limits on document uploads. Big Medium 1.3 is available now from the Global Moxie website. The suite of Perl scripts is $129 for web servers running Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, BSD and other Unix-flavored operating systems. (A beta preview version is also available for Windows servers.) www.globalmoxie.com

Hummingbird Partners with Venetica

Hummingbird Ltd. and Venetica announced a strategic technology partnership. The integration with Venetica will allow Hummingbird users to integrate Hummingbird business solutions with third-party content management systems, enabling a real-time virtual view of content from within their business applications. With VeniceBridge, Hummingbird will provide its customers with an integration platform that connects Hummingbird solutions with their existing content management systems, providing the capability to either access content in place or move selected information to a specific Hummingbird business-focused repository. As part of the announcement, Venetica will create a Content Bridge to Hummingbird Enterprise 2004 – DM, so customers can incorporate Hummingbird-stored content into applications built upon the VeniceBridge platform. www.venetica.com, www.hummingbird.com

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