I have started a soft launch of Web Project Mechanics (WPM) on Codeplex. I am taking the web content management system that I have used for many clients and turning it into a project, then I will evolve it into a product. Right now, the source is a collection of requirments from many clients and projects. I have been able to unify most of my clients onto the current version of the tool. At this time there are over 100 sites runing WPM. While not a fully-fleged product, the code base is over 4 years old and has been reworked numerous times. The big challange now is to create a product from many successful projects.
Web Project Mechanics is a Dot.Net based Web Content Management system developed written in VB.Net using an access database. It is developed using vb.net
This project came about after I created many website for various companies and individuals. The goal was a system that would allow me to quickly create a website, and maintain it over time without have to touch the file system.
I approached this project as a tool to create HTML pages from a database. I used templates as a way to separate content and presentation. I wanted to be able to swap skins of a site very quickly. My goal was to create a site that I could hand over to a non-technical user to maintain.
This application is currently being used by over 100 web sites.
The application is currently being modified to be more of a packaged product. A formal release plan and product road map is currently under development.
If you would like to participate, please contact Mark.Hazleton@projectmechanics.com