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A new Flash CMS has appeared on the scene: Flashmoto. Once again it is a Flash CMS that uses “Flash” as the main UI to edit Flash. The interface of the CMS is very well polished. Dialog boxes are well labeled and it seems to have a easy enough user interface. I signed up for a beta and spent some time playing around. One test that I use for how easy a CMS is to use is the “Famous 5 minute Test” basically if I can’t get new pages created and edited in under 5 minutes the UI is not so good. How does Flashmoto perform in the “Famous 5 minute Test”? well, I could create new objects and edit existing things, but adding new pages seem to allude me. (Maybe it requires a smarter user than me!, and keep in mind this is very beta software!) The developer for the project has some great plans for the software. I’m told it will support deep linking, SEO and the back button may actually work inside your developed Flash sites. This is all good news since Flash often get’s beaten up for horrible usability. The Flashmoto will come in several flavors, users can either pick a template from the website and start building a website right away (think geo-cities on steroids), or users can download an API and use the tool in their own custom .FLA’s. This CMS is fully hosted CMS, you won’t be able to install it on your own server (as far as I can see) Third party tools like this are very helpful because you don’t have to worry about installing it on your own server. The down side to this is your reliant on a 3rd parties server, and your data is in their hands.
FlashMoto is a interesting concept, and I would keep an eye on this Flash CMS for future updates. The beta is worth checking out, it’s still a little fuzzing on how easy this will be to use with your own .FLA files… we look forward to more progress on the development.
yeah great solution, I just wonder how flexible will be the designs and if you are going to share the source codes. AuroraFlash for example promises to share sources of their site builder for 3rd parties developers to increase the library of designs, layouts and widgets.
so flashmoto f*** everyone as well… another project of templatemonster. Finally they’ve released flashmoto templates and happy with that.
Web development industry are now like a big Monster-ass full of Templates.
I hope at least auroraflash.org or fancyflash are not a templatemonster projects.
your thoughts on all this Kevin?
I don’t think they where hiding that they where a template monster aligned shop. So I see no harm.