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6. Website Development

6.1 ASWedit, HTML editor

Description:

ASWedit is a commercial, comprehensive and easy to use HTML and text editor for X Window System and Motif. It offers three independent modes: a plain text editing mode and two context-sensitive, validating modes for authoring of HTML documents as used on the Internet and Intranets. The two HTML modes are: standard and experimental.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes, 4-mm DAT, 1/4" and 8mm tapes, Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Per machine basis. The number of users that can run the software on the licensed computer is unlimited.

A version of the program, called asWedit, is available for free for students and staff in education and charitable non-profit organizations, and for free evaluation by individuals and commercial organizations. It is available via FTP from many archives. See http://www.advasoft.com/asWedit.html for details.

OS provisions:

Linux 1.2.13 or higher (ELF), X11R6, Motif 2.0 (not required if the statically linked version is used), 5 MB of RAM, 1.5-3.5 MB hard disk usage.

Documentation:

Printed documentation, online help, language: User's Guide (44 pages), HTML 3.2 extended, Reference Manual (89 pages), HTML 3.2 experimental, Reference Manual (106 pages). Online, context sensitive, hypertext help - 560 KB. Localized resource files are available for the following languages: English (default), Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. Commands and messages are localized for each language but the online help and documentation are only available in English.

Product support:

The license includes free product upgrades by FTP for a period of one year.

Extra features and add-ons:

Can work with external Unix filters. Highly customizable. Supports four different browsers for previewing.

Available since:

July, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$149. Quantity discounts are available.

Vendor:

AdvaSoft Ltd.

30 Hatch Road
London SW16 4PN
England

Phone:

+44 181 251 0033

Fax:

+44 181 251 0011

EMail:

as@advasoft.com

URL:

http://www.advasoft.com

Contact:

Andre Stochniol

Last modified:

August 30, 1997.

6.2 Empress DataWEB

Description:

Empress DataWEB allows users to easily and rapidly build dynamic, interactive, database-fed web applications. No special programming language needs to be learned; developers of applications simply can use HTML with the Empress extensions for accessing the RDBMS.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

Please contact vendor for evaluation copies.

OS provisions:

16 MB of RAM; 60 MB harddisk space (additional requirements: web browser required).

Documentation:

Online help.

Product support:

Full technical support available, priced separately.

Extra features and add-ons:

Extra features such as an HTTP server and other tools to facilitate the creation of web applications come with the software package.

Available since:

April, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Please contact vendor.

Vendor:

Empress Software Inc.

6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
U.S.A.

3100 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, ON L3R 8T3
Canada

Phone:

+1 301 220 1919 (USA), +1 905 513 8888 (Canada)

Fax:

+1 301 220 1919 (USA), +1 905 513 1668 (Canada)

EMail:

sales@empress.com

URL:

http://www.empress.com

Contact:

Dick Naedel

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

6.3 EZ-EDIT

Description:

EZ-EDIT is an online HTML editor, which allows users to completly manage their web site through a web browser (edit, create, upload, rename/move/copy, create and remove directories)! EZ-EDIT is the only editor which features the "File Filter" which allows you to specify what file types are allowed on your system. Create the look you want by editing EZ-EDIT's 16 template files with over 80 tags. Also allows you to set disk space limits! Supports form based file uploads, also includes a Java page creater. All administration is also done through a web browser.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes, Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

A free demo is available from our web site. Demo version is unlocked to full version with registration key.

OS provisions:

Linux/Intel.

Documentation:

Online HTML user and admin manuals (English only).

Product support:

Update service, support (via EMail).

Available since:

September 17, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$149.95.

Vendor:

Relative Web

P. O. Box 351
Saylorsburg, PA 18353-0351
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 610 381 3072

Fax:

+1 610 381 3072

EMail:

ez-edit@relative-web.com

URL:

http://www.relative-web.com/dynamic/ez-edit/

Contact:

John Bergeron

Last modified:

October 6, 1997.

6.4 LinkScan

Description:

LinkScan operates on Unix an NT servers on both Internets and Intranets, LinkScan can test over 40,000 links per hour because it is the only link checker that uses multi-threaded simultaneous processing. LinkScan has been tested on web sites with over 45,000 pages and more than 80,000 links. LinkScan also produces two revolutionary types of maps of web sites. LinkScan's SiteMap enables the user to produce a site map that includes every link on a web site arranged in a hierarchical format that resembles a book's table of contents. LinkScan's TapMap is an expandable and collapsible site map that allows viewers to tap down through the various and multiple levels of a web site to quickly and easily navigate and explore the web site by tapping on a few control icons.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

A license is required for each server on which the product is used. Free evaluation copies of LinkScan may be downloaded from our web site.

OS provisions:

Requires Perl 5 or higher.

Documentation:

Complete documentation and a comprehensive FAQ may be read at our web site and/or downloaded.

Product support:

This product is continuously updated and maintained. Prompt responses to all inquiries and problems via EMail or telephone as required. No fees for support.

Available since:

January 7, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$495.

Vendor:

Electronic Software Publishing Corporation

1504 #8-00200 Main Street
Gardnerville, NV 89410-5273
U.S.A.

EMail:

ken@elsop.com

URL:

http://www.elsop.com

Contact:

Ken Churilla

Last modified:

November 6, 1997.

6.5 TalentSoft Web+ (WebPlus)

Description:

TalentSoft Web+ is a development tool dedicated to developing web-based client/server applications without writing low level CGI programs. Web+ enables rapid and easy creation of highly functional web pages which integrates with databases, file systems, EMail, Java applets, your legacy applications (EXEs, DLLs), and communicates with other TCP/IP applications using sockets. Web+ works with all popular web severs, databases, and operating systems and integrates closely with Netscape web servers via NSAPI and CGI. Web+ also acts as a multi-threaded web middleware that integrates the web servers with databases, EMail, TCP/IP sockets, and other applications. Please check out the "Teach Me Web+" link on our web site for the coolest interactive tutorial with hands on exercises. We are proud to be the first to provide dynamic code interpretation on the Internet! Now you may start writing and running your own web application without buying or installing Web+.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes, CD-ROM and Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

Free evluation copy available at http://www.TalentSoft.com. Trial out version notices displayed by will not time out.

OS provisions:

16 MB RAM, 5 MB HD.

Documentation:

Both printed documentation (about 200 pages) and HTML online help. English only.

Product support:

Free EMail, web+ conference, and phone support. Training available for a fee.

Available since:

May 1, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

USA, UK, Hong Kong, China, Singapore.

Price range:

US$195 to $1295.

Vendor:

TalentSoft / Talent Information Management, LLC.

900 Nicollet Mall, Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
U.S.A.

P.O. Box 2997
Minneapolis, MN 55402
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 612 338 8900

Fax:

+1 612 904 0010

EMail:

info@TalentSoft.com

URL:

http://www.TalentSoft.com

Contact:

Victor Tong, Ian Gorrie, Jeff Persche, Tony Tong

Last modified:

August 8, 1997.

6.6 VirtuFlex 1.1

Description:

VirtuFlex 1.1 is a web application builder for adding dynamic functionality to a web site. VirtuFlex provides the power to transform web sites into live applications by integrating databases, fax, EMail and pagers with the web. VirtuFlex provides sophisticated functionality that can be added to web sites by any HTML developer. VirtuFlex is reusable, modular, easy to use, high performance and provides DB connectivity almost any database. The componenets of VirtuFlex are a macro language, macro processor, DB server and pre-built template packs.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

VirtuFLex is licensed on a per domain basis. A free evaluation copy is available on our web site.

OS provisions:

Linux ELF binary format (1.2.x kernels or higher). VirtuFlex runs on standard Unix workstations with 8 MB of RAM minimum, 16 MB recommended.

Documentation:

Available for download from our web site, English.

Product support:

Basic support four hours. Other support options available - call for details.

Extra features and add-ons:

Pre-built Template-Paks come free with VirtuFlex for shopping carts, threaded discussion groups, database application builder, quizzes and surveys, web spiders and banner rotators. Additional Template-Paks are added on a regular basis.

Available since:

1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide through UniDirect, Soft Export and the Internet.

Price range:

US$995, educational discounts available.

Vendor:

VirtuFlex Software Corp.

930 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 617 497 8006

Fax:

+1 617 492 0486

EMail:

comments@virtuflex.com

URL:

http://www.virtuflex.com

Contact:

Dan Housman

Last modified:

March 17, 1997.

6.7 Visual prolog

Description:

One of the worlds strongest prolog development environments.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (WWW).

Documentation:

Manuals supplied on CD-ROM, online help and intro.html lots of examples.

Product support:

EMail based.

Available since:

1984.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Vendor:

Prolog Development Center

H.J. Holstvej 3-5A
DK-2605 Broendby
Dankmark

Phone:

+45 36 72 10 22

Fax:

+45 36 72 02 69

EMail:

sales@pdc.dk

URL:

http://www.pdc.dk

Contact:

Claus Witfelt <witfelt@pdc.dk>

Last modified:

November 28, 1997.

6.8 Web Crossing

Description:

Online conferencing server for the Intranet and Extranet and world wide web providing discussion forums and chat rooms. Web Crossing is a groupware application server, accessible with any web browser, via most web servers. It makes communication more efficient and productive than newsgroups or EMail mailing lists.

Distribution media:

Internet.

Licensing policy:

commercial; fully-functional demo available.

Price range:

US$995, unlimited users.

Vendor:

Lundeen & Associates

P.O. Box 2900
Alameda, CA 94501
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 510 521 5855

Fax:

+1 510 522 6647

EMail:

sales@lundeen.com

URL:

http://webcrossing.com

Last modified:

August 16, 1997.

6.9 ThreadTrack and WebTailor from Webthreads.

Description:

ThreadTrack and WebTailor are lightweight browser and server independent CGI script packages, developed under Linux, that add state to web servers. ThreadTrack is used for tracking the activity of individual visitors to a web site, and WebTailor is used to dynamically modify the content of a web site in response to a visitor's profile or actions.

WebTailor uses a simple server-side scripting language to modify the site's content. The language, targeted to non-technical web designers, is easy to learn and use. For the more technical, the CGI interface has been expanded to enable parameter passing on a per visitor basis between scripts running on different pages.

ThreadTrack tags individual visitors to a web site with a unique identifier that remains with them for their visit. Each visitor's session is recorded click-by-click, so a database of aggregate and individual activity is available for reports. Comprehensive reporting is included, and the data (dBase III) is easily transferrable to custom reporting packages.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

30 Day fully functional eval available from http://www.webthreads.com

OS provisions:

Any version of Linux on x86, a.out and ELF.

Documentation:

Web site and online provided with the package.

Product support:

EMail support.

Extra features and add-ons:

Msql interface. Registration site management addition.

Available since:

June, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

ThreadTrack starts at US$295. WebTailor starts at US$895.

Vendor:

Webthreads, L.L.C.

1919 Gallows Road, 10th floor
Vienna, VA 22182
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 703 848 9027

Fax:

+1 703 848 2444

EMail:

info@webthreads.com

URL:

http://www.webthreads.com

Contact:

Gavin Sutcliffe

Last modified:

March 18, 1997.


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