An online web panel for editing HTML pages
The Content Management Systems (CMS) are a must today for websites that plan to keep their content up-to-date. There are many complete and complex CMS systems but most of them aren't friendly with Dreamweaver and sometimes we are looking for something easy to install and keeping at the same time the control over our website structure.
This review is about the TDE Website Editor, a CMS for Dreamweaver that allows us to edit sections of our websites using an online web panel.
Fig.1 - TDE Website Editor, Dreamweaver interface.
The reliability and security are other important features: The TDE Website Editor has become a popular product between Dreamweaver users, so it has been extensively tested and we can expect to find a stable version.
One restriction is that there is only one administrator access account for the TDE Website Editor admin area on each website; however in most cases this isn't relevant since the product has been designed to keep it as easy to use as possible by most users while at the same time meeting the most common requirements.
It is easy for both the developer installing the product and the final customer that will edit the website. The integration with Dreamweaver helps to avoid the technical details and code. The WYSIWYG editor included in the admin area has all the needed functions, including the possibility of uploading images. Adding a non-invasive CMS to a website is no longer difficult if you are using this software.
Fig.2 - WYSIWYG Editor, administration area.
The documentation is relatively short but it contains all that we need to know without having to read long and tedious contents; after reading the basics you will be able to proceed with the use of the product, saving this way a precious time. You have access to the video/demo that shows the installation and use, an online demo for both the admin and public website areas that helps to see practical sample before getting the product, a frequently asked questions list useful if you need to make configuration adjustments and a section labeled "Development notes" that includes important information and some optional tips for advanced developers. The support service is usually fast and efficient and is open to offer custom modifications and installation services with acceptable fees.
Does it have more features available? Yes, but this is a short review with just a few remarks :) ... you are free to go the product details to check it by yourself and evaluate if it meet your project requirements. Happy Dreamweavering!