Service Builds All-Flash Sites

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2001-01-01 Print this article Print

Tell me you have a service to build hosted template-based Web sites. Yawn.

Tell me you have a service to build hosted template-based Web sites. Yawn. Say that the sites it builds are based purely on Macromedias Flash. Hmm, I havent seen that before. Then point out that you are adapting the service so that it helps businesses add value to Web sites and intranets. Now Im interested.

U.K.-based builds custom sites that provide much greater interactivity and flexibility than services that rely on lowest-common-denominator HTML. A commitment to pure Flash is both good and bad. Flash sites can be pleasingly complex and unique, but Flash is not universally deployed and poses problems for Mac users. Still, Moonfruits service yields highly customizable pages with interactivity capabilities that help build Web communities.

To succeed, Moonfruit should supplement its hosted service with an internal-deployment option and offer users the ability to mix content types.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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