looking for the right tool

Manila-Newbies@userland.com Manila-Newbies@userland.com
Sat, 6 Apr 2002 16:36:09 EST


When you trialled Manila, did you set your rules up top Editors Only / 
Preferences / Editorial / Windows Editing / WYSIWYG

Could you share the nature of the problems that you discovered that made 
Manila unsatisfactory for your User Interface needs?  Perhaps some of them 
are solveable by the community of Manila enthusiasts.  Perhaps some people 
are already working on solving some of the problems.  There are technicians 
out there who can do some value add work to resolve specific identifiable 

Do you need a low-cost FAQ content management tool that is easy for 
non-technical people to manage such as FAQ-a-matic which is documented at 

Is it the lack of a spell checker that might be solveable with a plug in?

Is it the garbage characters that come from cut & paste from Microsoft tools 
that could be resolved by cut & paste from some other editor?

Was it the occasional busy site access hassle with posting long entries that 
could be resolved with a superior ISP?

Al Macintyre

> From: Jo.Brittan@e-envoy.gsi.gov.uk (Jo Brittan)
>  Can you help?
>  I'm looking for a simple to use content management tool which will 
>  be used by those with no knowledge of editing pages. The brief is it will 
>  WYSIWYG, and template driven. Incl pages such as
>  Homepage,about,contacts,directions,events, faq's, links, news etc.
>  There should also be the ability to have discussion groups, feedback forms
>  and forums and a search tool.
>  I've trialled Manila and for the intermediate/advanced user it is a 
>  tool but for the absolute beginner it is not ideal,  is there any software
>  that you can recommend.

MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)