Sitemasher introduced the full
availability of its website building platform today. Before you shrug this off as "one
more solution to consider," know that this is perhaps one of the more
all-in-one offerings I have encountered in my ten-plus years on the
commercial 'Net. The platform provides not just a website builder, but a content
management system, built-in analytics, search engine optimization features and
website hosting in one tool. The biggest advantage of using Sitemasher is that
it enables everyone involved in the development and promotion of a website a way
to collaborate throughout the project lifecycle.
Sitemasher is built around the four primary roles in advanced Web design and
development: the business or site owner, site designer, information technology
expert and marketer or content person. As participants in these roles typically
operate in their own spheres and at their own pace, problems inevitably arise as
a site moves from vision through to development and ultimately towards
promotion. By establishing user-roles and workflows, site owners can minimize
accidents, align tasks with corporate workflow and in short, see what's working
and what's not.
Sitemasher hosts the tool as well as the website through its partner Peer1.
This provides all tools with the latest infrastructure, security, and hosting
requirements, including software maintenance, updates, and upgrades.
Introductory pricing starts at $99 a month for a basic account that includes two
users and a single published domain. A $249 a month program includes up to five
users as well as the ability to set different roles, and a $699 a month program
allows for unlimited users. At that price point, you better be sold on these