Roxen Platform, from Roxen Internet Software, is being described as the first Web content management software to ship. It’s due within the next 30 days.
“We are proud to be able to ship our Web content management product this close to the release of Mac OS X,” said Henning Strandin, product manager, Roxen Internet Software. “We see Apple creating a new class of Internet servers, and Roxen Internet Software is part of the action.”
Roxen Platform blurs the boundary between text and graphics. It can be used to personalize text information and also graphics at run-time, based on a visitor’s access privileges and profile. It serves custom content tailored to the browser in a computer, phone, PDA or other Web access device.
The technology for web graphics built into Roxen Platform can create navigation bars and buttons, resize and convert images to formats supported by the browser. Web designers will be free to concentrate on design, rather than building several versions of their site, Strandin said. They will simply save their master graphics on the server, and Roxen automates the transformation of graphics to navigation bars, buttons, etc., he added.
“For content authoring Roxen Platform seamlessly integrates with the favorite tools that Web designers and content authors are accustomed to working with,” said Strandin. “For instance, a Web designer can start working on an image in Photoshop by simply pressing edit in Roxen Platform’s Web based interface. The image will automatically be downloaded and loaded into Photoshop.”
After modification, the image is uploaded back to the server by pressing “Save” in Photoshop, without using a separate FTP client. The native Photoshop image is transformed into a JPEG by the server before it’s sent to a Web browser, since the platform is able to dynamically convert images from one format to another. Roxen Platform has a collaborative Web site building environment that includes templates, workflow, access control, work areas and versioning.