FlatFusion is a Content Management system (CMS) that makes it possble to edit and maintain the content and the design of websites separated from each other.
The links and the menu structure are stored in a central file. For the appearance of the single menus and the single pages arbitrary menu templates and/or page templates can be used.
Supported languages in FlatFusion are English and German at the moment...
Here are some key features of "FlatFusion CMS":
· Storage of the page and menu structure and all links occurs in a central file. Consistence of the linking of the created pages is so guaranteed.
· Separate maintenance of layout and content through distribution in templates and content files.
· Appearance of the menus and the individual HTML pages is defined by templates. A homogeneous appearance through the commitment of few templates can be realised easily. A commitment of as many as desired templates is possible of course.
· Simple change of the templates and subsequent regeneration reduces the effort for a conversion to a minimum.
· Flexible linkage of code through different placeholders (tags).
· Created menu templates, page templates and content files are processed offline on the local computer and complete files in the HTML format are generated from that. These can then simply be uploaded with an arbitrary FTP program onto the webserver of the provider.
· More independence of certain providers or webservers, since no specific system requirements or settings are necessary.
· FlatFusion is written in the Java programming language and can run therefore in principle on every operating system for which a Java runtime environment (JRE) of the firm Sun Microsystems is available.
· FlatFusion does not need a database, neither on the local computer nor on the webserver. FlatFusion stores all necessary information in "flat" text files which can be edited with every text editor or HTML editor. Through that a backup can be simply done by duplicating the files in the file system.
What's New in This Release:
· Bugfix: The menu was not inserted when the link from the main menu did not refer to a site which was also occuring in the according sub menu. This should be fixed now.
· Bugfix: The detection of the active link did not always function correctly. To ensure this, the numbering of the menu items in the site structure file was changed a little bit, for more details read the users guide.Important: Old site structure files has to be changed to the new numbering in order to work with V1.0.1.
· Bugfix: The end mark "*" now also works if space are behind this character.
· Bugfix: More errors in the site structure are now detected and handled. More clear error messages are shown during the generation process.
· New function: Links to other websites can now be included in the menu (see users guide).
· New function: Instead ot the CODEINC tags there are now the tags CODEINC1 to CODEINC5. Different text for each tag can now be included (see users guide).
· New function: Alternative text for the site title. Instead of the TITLE tag the new CODEINC tags can also be used in the site template (see users guide).
· Java Runtime (JRE) or Java Developer Kit (J2SE) 1.4.2 or higher must be installed.