When we first developed LiveBase® back in the mists of the 1990’s it was to provide an easily managed dynamic element for web sites that were, for the large part, static and updated via FTP. LiveBase was first used to power the news and events sections of the National Trust website and it’s second use was for similar sections on the Caravan Club website.
As well as providing a multi-level structure, LiveBase also provided the page authors with considerable control over the publication of them such as specifying the earliest date and time they could be displayed. This was a major requirement for news items and allowed the creation of press releases during press embargoed periods, only displaying them when this was past. Additionally, users could set an expiry date after which a page wouldn’t be displayed.
A major aspect in the development of LiveBase was building in the flexibility to allow users to achieve whatever they needed in the presentation of their pages and it wasn’t long before LiveBase was actually being used to manage whole websites – a true content management system, although the term hadn’t really been coined back then.
Although many features have been added to LiveBase over the years (and LiveBase21 is on the way) the key features inherited from it’s early development – such multi level content, page display control and full templating – still provide the core of the system. Seems to keep users happy.
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