Introduction - An Overview of cm3 Content Manager
Tony Byrne points out in this CMS Watch article that a content management system should have "at least 4 and ideally 5 of the following attributes:"
These are the things that cm3 provides. cm3 - DDSN's flagship Content Management System - is an application that empowers the development and operation of dynamic, content rich applications and websites. It is an excellent system for the speedy, cost effective management of both simple and complex websites that change over time.
Using cm3, scaleable community web sites (and other applications) can be very quickly built and deployed that are completely manageable by any collection of members of your organisation - even non technical ones.
Some of the components of cm3 are available for individual use (e.g. such as the email newsletter and member database systems).
What's in the Package?
cm3 consists of two core elements:
1. For site owners and content managers
Complete web based content management
cm3 comes out of the box with a powerful web based content management system that enables both developers and content managers to operate complex websites and content driven applications. The off-the-shelf power of the web console can be used in its generic form or easily modified to meet custom editing and workflow requirements.
2. For designers and developers
Powerful tools for rapidly creating web-based content management interfaces
The heart of cm3's technology is its set of publishing modules and application components that allow developers (from amateurs to advanced programmers) to very quickly deploy complex dynamic content structures, personalise content delivery, handle forms, protect private information, and much more. These components are accessible via a simple scripting language (the cm3 macro language), which enables rapid construction of new web-based interfaces.