Global Moxie announced the release of Big Medium 1.2, an update to the company's Web content management system. Big Medium is browser-based software designed to enable non-technical staff to update Web sites without learning HTML. New features in Big Medium 1.2 include RSS news feeds, support for non-Western languages and a streamlined editing interface.
New features in Big Medium 1.2 include: RSS news feeds allow Web site visitors to subscribe to Web site headlines and content; Unicode (UTF-8) support allows publication of content in non-Western languages; streamlined edit page; new text-formatting options; additional template "widgets" give webmasters more options to customize their sites; and a variety of reported issues have been fixed. Big Medium uses custom design templates to manage any Web site in its own look and feel. Big Medium also comes with pre-formatted templates, or "skins." Once the sites are set up, administrators can also use Big Medium to backup and duplicate entire sites. Big Medium also gives Web sites a broad range of interactive features and design elements: easy insertion of pullquotes and images into article pages, content syndication, printer-friendly pages, "email this page" function, and animated navigation bars.
Priced at $129, Big Medium is intended to fit within the technical resources and budgets of small businesses and non-profits. Big Medium is designed to manage hundreds of Web sites on a single server, allowing organizations to provide individual departments, products, employees, teachers or students with their own sites. Behind the scenes, every contributor has their own account and password. Big Medium offers five levels of editing permissions, giving site administrators control over how writers and editors can add, edit, and publish Web pages.