Josh Clark sent an e-mail to us the other day saying that his Web content management system, Big Medium 2, is availabe for public consumption. While he sent the usual press release, I thought I'd go ahead and paste his full e-mail to me. Sometimes it's good to note that it's not just a "company" pushing a product but instead to actually see the people developing the software pushing their own products.
First off, thanks for all you do. You offer such terrific coverage of the CMS space and the challenges facing practitioners. Super-professional but with a personal feel. I love it.
I posted a comment on one of your posts introducing Big Medium 2 a couple of months ago and now, at long last, it's out of beta. I'm passing along the press release below in hopes that you'll find it of interest to your readers. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions, and thanks again.
PARIS, DEC 17, 2007 -- Josh Clark and Global Moxie announced the release of Big Medium 2, a web content management system aimed squarely at web designers.
Big Medium 2 has all of the features you should expect of a content management system (version control, workflow, search engine, content syndication, granular editing privileges, Unicode support) but also lots of grace notes for content sites: Pullquotes, image galleries, podcasts, scheduled publication, visitor comments, a WYSIWYG CSS style editor and other goodies.
Big Medium 2 is geared for designers who want a CMS that enables extremely flexible designs but remains easy to set up without programming skills. The software does not impose cookie-cutter layouts: If you bring basic to intermediate HTML/CSS know-how, Big Medium can manage just about any design you throw at it.
Once the designer configures the templates, he or she can hand the site over to content editors; no technical know-how is required to add or edit pages. Big Medium's friendly, humane interface is easy and non-threatening for CMS newbies. Enter your text, images, podcasts and document downloads into Big Medium's editor, and the software automagically adds the necessary links and pages to your site.
## Server requirements
Big Medium's modest server requirements allow you to install it in nearly any hosting environment. Big Medium is a Perl application and runs on Unix-based or Windows servers with Perl 5.6.1 or higher.
Big Medium is $185 per server installation (each install can manage an unlimited number of sites and user accounts, no extra fees). It's free to try for 30 days, and it's also a free upgrade for all current Big Medium customers.
## About Global Moxie
Global Moxie LLC is the hypertext laboratory of Josh Clark, whose projects include the Big Medium content management system. Clark creates web applications and websites from his multimedia studio in Paris, France, where he also provides rabidly dedicated support to his customers.