CONTENT MANAGEMENT FIRM Magnolia International introduced its Magnolia 5.0 content management system (CMS) on Thursday, which looks to replace dated, grey CMS software.
Magnolia 5.0 is an open source Java CMS, and it has taken inspiration from mobiles and tablets for the latest iteration of its online editing tool, with version 5.0 able to support editing from both desktop and tablet computers whether they're running Windows, Mac OS X, iOS or Android. Magnolia claims it offers the first CMS to offer such flexibility.
Magnolia 5.0's HTML5 based user interface is a departure from overcomplicated, dull CMS tools, offering a vibrant, clean design.
Pascal Mangold, CEO of Magnolia told The INQUIRER that much like iOS 7, he wanted to create a CMS with a "flat" design, making it clean and simple to use for anybody familiar with a smartphone or tablet device. He said he was keen to introduce gesture based control too, with those using Magnolia on a Mac OS X device able to operate the CMS using three finger swipes, for example.
Magnolia didn't just focus on aesthetics, as Mangold claimed the system is just as functional as it is pretty.
Within the CMS, users will be able to view what a post will look like on a desktop, smartphone and mobile device, as well as easily selecting which of these devices the content is directed to. The CMS also boasts the capability to post content to social networking accounts, and to alert others when content is ready, which will see a notification arriving in the recipients' Magnolia 5 inbox.
Magnolia 5.0 also supports tabs, Mangold said, allowing users to have multiple CMS pages open at once within one window.
Mangold said, "For the past decade, Magnolia has concentrated on delivering an open [source] Java CMS that delivers the ultimate combination of power, flexibility and simplicity for enterprises.
"Today's launch of Magnolia CMS 5.0 is the culmination of 10 years of open development to deliver on this mission."
Magnolia 5.0 CMS is available from today. µ
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