What Kind of Sites can be Managed with ExSite?
ExSite is used by non-profits and NGOs,
small and medium-sized businesses, universities, amateur and
professional sporting organizations, professional associations, and
private individuals. It
is an extremely versatile system that, due to its extensible plug-in
architecture, is well-suited to a wide range of applications. It
works for very simple sites (using just the built-in CMS tools to
simplify site maintenance), as well as very complex ones (with suites
of custom-built plug-in applications).
One of ExSite's great strengths is in sharing common resources
(content, graphics, applications) between multiple web sites. If
your organization has multiple departments, branches, or autonomous
affiliates, you can provide them with templates, graphics, data, and
web applications, and yet give them the power to maintain their own web
pages and content. For example:
- Different departments can control their content directly, without
risk of damanging the overall integrity of the web site and design.
- Affiliates can have direct control over their web presence, while
you provide them with the key web services they are passing on to their
- Franchisors can control the presentation of their brand, without
restricting the ability of the franchisee to customize their pages and
- You can "private-brand" your web services, allowing clients to easily "skin" your services and present them as their own.
ExsiteWebware.com Demo Site
We use this simple site to give tours and demonstrations of the basic
CMS tools. It provides a quick overview of the basic system
This is a typical corporate site, with a fair amount of attention paid
to graphic design, and a collection of basic plugins to handle articles
management, downloads, and data collection. It uses some Flash and DHTML,
especially in the menus and the front-page slideshow, and includes
Google Maps, some anti-spam measures, and some SEO features. This
site runs using
our basic level of service at ExsiteWebware.com, so it is a good
example of what can be done at the lowest level of service and support.
ExSite Support Site
You're looking at it! This is an example of a community site,
with member-only services, and a user community who can contiribute to
the site. It makes heavy use of e-Zines and article management for its documenation archives and forums.
This is a good example of an ASP system that resells web-based tools
and services under privately-branded sites. Each website that you
create at ExsiteWebware.com is an example of a private-branded site
that can present the tools and services offered by the main system to
its own audience. The main system provides preconfigured services
(plug-ins), content (model sites), and designs (basic templates) that
can be combined to spin off a completely enabled website in a few