In short, Carrelet takes care of the technology so that you can concentrate on the content.
Carrelet is a flexible content management system that enables you to build your website using our website. Once you have logged into our server, using nothing but a normal browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, you can start adding the first pages to your site in a matter of minutes. You can modify your site as often as you like, and the changes are 'published' at once on the Internet.
Because Carrelet is hosted on our professionally maintained servers, you don't have to worry about installing software, transferring files or making backups, and you are not tied to any particular computer. You can add a page from your place of work during your lunch break, modify it from a cybercafé on the way home and upload a photo from home.
Carrelet helps you to build a professional-looking site by keeping styles consistent across pages, and by generating the navigation menus for you. But you can also change the layout, colour scheme, text size and fonts on a page by page basis.
Carrelet allows you to input information in several different ways:
You decide on the best format to use on a page by page basis.
Carrelet includes an image library that lets you sort your images by category and add captions. Images can be included anywhere in your pages, at several different sizes.
As well as producing pages of text and images, Carrelet can also produce enquiry forms or arrange your information like a simple database.
For larger projects, Carrelet can split your site into several layers, with an integrated navigation system, with each layer being administered by a different user.
Carrelet can add email forms and guestbooks with a few mouseclicks: you don't have to worry about scripts, forms or cookies!
Carrelet gives you detailed control over the meta-tags used by search engines, to make your site easier to find.
Carrelet can be customised to meet your organisation's needs. We can design page templates and colour schemes to your specification and help to port existing documents into the program to get you started.
Carrelet can also be integrated into a conventional website, thus offering a zero-hassle way of adding user-maintainable areas to a static site.
Carrelet is of potential benefit to a number of different cartegories of user:
Setting up your first website can be a daunting task. You need to arrange hosting, install your authoring software, work out how to connect to the server, and then there are all the traps for the unwary of broken links, unwieldy image filesm browser compatibility issues...
Carrelet takes care of all these issues. Point your browser at one of our websites, type in your username and password, and you are ready to start editing your site. Changes take effect immediately, and if you decide after creating 20 pages that you want to change the page layout or the colour scheme, all it takes is half a dozen mouse clicks. And as your confidence grows you can use the more advanced features of Carrelet to make your site look even better!
Instead of pinning the latest class project to the wall, where no-one will ever see it, why not publish it on the Internet? Carrelet lets your students concentrate on the content, rather than getting lost in the detail of HTML and FTP. You can pool images in a central database, and split the project into bite-sized chunks, each protected by a separate password.
Getting your website online is one thing, keeping it up to date is quite another. Paying someone to do the updates soon gets expensive, and you have other ways to spend your time. But you know that nothing looks worse than a website that is obviously out of date...
Carrelet enables you to keep up with the corrections yourself. Instead of typing up the text to send to your webmaster, why not type it directly onto the site? Simple blocks of text can often be cut and pasted from a wp document. And because the changes appear at once, you can publish those small bits of up-to-the-minute news that make a website come alive.
Does your organisation have many small teams in different parts of the world? Your supporters need to hear from them, but getting all the information to a central point always causes a bottleneck. Some teams want to start their own websitesm but you are afraid that this will result in a fragmented and inconsistent presentation of your organisation.
Carrelet enables you to organise a large number of 'mini-sites' into one hierarchical structure with consistent navigation and appearance. You can let each team maintain its own part of the site, and manage other parts centrally. You can even include sections in different languages! And it is a simple matter to change the structure of the site as your organisation evolves.
SARL Cyberporte is a French limited company based in Cavaillon, in the South of France. Its main activities include running a cybercafe, website design, hosting and bespoke programming. This wide range of experience is an ideal background for developing a system such as Carrelet that is designed to be used by ordinary end users, but which draws on a range of state of the art server technology.
Carrelet has been developed by Mark Howe, the managing director of Cyberporte. His first degree is in Psychology. He has worked on a wide range of IT projects, for clients and employers including the Ministry of Defence and the European Space Agency. He currently codes mainly in Perl, on projects ranging from a secure database synchronisation system to a manufacturing plan wizard. In his spare time, he is currently working on the dissertation for a Masters degree in theology on the subject of virtual community.
Cyberporte's servers are managed by Stephen Poulard, one of the company shareholders, whose first degree is in electrical and electronic engineering. He has worked on a number of software development projects, often with a large user interface component. When he is not working for Cyberporte, he administers a registered charity in the UK.
|Address||SARL Cyberporte, 123 Rue Lamartine, 84300 Cavaillon|
|Tel||+33 490 782 103|
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