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Polopoly Version 9.9 Introduces Live Layout Management

Swedish software developer Polopoly releases the latest version of its Content Management system. Continuing the effort to launch more ready-to-use functionality, Polopoly version 9.9 marks an important milestone. By introducing a standardized way to build web sites and specifically how to break down pages into standardized and reusable elements, version 9.9 introduces out-of-the-box layout management functionality. Live layout editing is now as easy as dragging and dropping content and application components onto a page - allowing for full user customization on the fly.

An easy-to-use, yet powerful and flexible standard system; those are the basic guidelines for Polopoly's fundamental product strategy. The Polopoly platform is built entirely in Java, is based on open standards and has fully open and documented APIs to guarantee maximum integration friendliness. Like previous versions of the Polopoly system, version 9.9 guarantees enterprise level performance through Polopoly's proven architecture and multi-level caching technology. The new release increases efficiency further through the addition of a new fragment cache, which automatically caches reusable page fragments.

The new developer framework introduced in version 9.9 prescribes best practices for how to build web sites and web pages with Polopoly. Keeping this "developer contract" gives the editors benefits in the form of advanced preview and editorial control over page layout. An editor may for instance rearrange the components within a page visually, using the fully modular interface with drag-and-drop capabilities.

Page templating can still be used to control corporate graphical guidelines and accessibility demands, for example, while at the same time allowing for just the right level of editorial flexibility and creativity to ensure maximum use of content assets.

For developers, the new Velocity integration will allow for dynamic update of website presentation logic, enabling hot deployment of new site functionality.

As always, the technology of Polopoly Content Management system provides for multi-channel distribution of large amounts of content at high speed. The modular software includes very powerful tools for managing and editing multimedia, including user generated content, within one single system.

Polopoly Content Manager Version 9.9 will be available from February 1, 2008.



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