Interwoven unfurls LiveSite

Von Cathleen Moore

Interwoven Inc. this week will roll out a new Web publishing tool designed to allow business users to create and publish dynamic Web sites easily. LiveSite Content Publishing Server gives IT managers the capability to create page-level templates and components that business users assemble and manage.

To construct templates for an extranet, intranet, or Internet-facing site, IT developers first define the standard items that need to be shared across multiple sites and then create XML- and XSL-based components, company officials said.

LiveSite includes WYSIWYG publishing with drag-and-drop layout capabilities, component-based page assembly, point-and-click customization, and central management by IT departments.

With templates in place, business users can ?create Web sites as easily as they create a PowerPoint (presentation),? said Kevin Cochrane, vice president of Web content management and solutions at Interwoven.

The application integrates with Interwoven?s content management system.

LiveSite is ?going after (companies) with a light IT staff and a business-user need to create not just a single site but multiple sites,? said Andy Warzecha, senior vice president and director at Meta Group Inc.