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Free-Conversant

Weblogs, Web Sites, and Lots More


What is Conversant?

Conversant is designed to help groups of all sizes work together by making it easy for them to share ideas, questions, files, and knowledge. It also has lots of features that make it very easy for a small group - or an individual - to publish dynamic web sites.

Conversant is software for your Internet (or Intranet) server. Standard features include tools for managing news pages and journals (weblogs), feature-rich event calendars, online discussion forums (with file enclosure capabilities), tools for publishing entire web sites, email and mailing-list integration, and many other services that are great for all kinds of business, project, and personal web sites and communication-centers.

Free-Conversant is Macrobyte's web site hosting service, based on Conversant. We offer everything from free sites, to inexpensive domain hosting, to dedicated Conversant (and traditional) servers.

What people are saying about Conversant...

This is the part I love about your software/company -- every time I ask a question, you reply with options, options and more options.
-- Brian Carnell

I'm beginning to use it and conversant is great. Congratulations Seth and Macrobyters.
-- David Harrod

The more I dig the more I'm impressed at just how well thought out Conversant is. This is really powerful stuff.
-- Duncan Smeed

Wow, This is what I called Super Charged Manila. Thanks for showing what is possible and great team work.
-- Paul Chow

Thanks, as always, for such a rapid response from the Macrobyte 'team'. You guys are great!
-- Duncan Smeed

I have fallen in love with your stylesheet tool. My intentions, however, are strictly honorable. I just did some things with h1, h2, and h3 even though I *still* don't really know how to code a stylesheet. Fantastic.
-- Mark Morgan

Conversant's Weblog II is incredible -- it's not done yet, but is already one of the most powerful online journaling tools around.
-- Greg Pierce

Power and flexibility! Five years, and I still can't get enough of this system.
-- Seth Dillingham

4/5/2000

New Website Feature:Magic Navbars

Philippe "Flip" Martin, another of our core Conversant developers, has just delivered an excellent new feature which is immediately available on all Free-Conversant sites. The Magic Navbar is a tool for building dynamic, powerful, and very user friendly navigation into your Free-Conversant website. Even better: the documentation for this new tool is built right into it, and all URL's in the docs point to the actual pages in the admin site that you need to configure your navbars. It's smart documentation.

For more information, see today's messages on the support site.

Posted @ 12:39 PM



4/4/2000

A Quiet Day

We're working very hard on a couple of new features (and bug fixes) that will be ready shortly. It's been a nose-to-the-grindstone type of day, which is why the site's been so quiet.

Posted @ 9:25 PM

Support Email

Do you have a question about Conversant, or about the Free-Conversant service? If you don't mind asking the question publicly, then you can ask it on the support site. However, if you'd rather just ask it privately (for any reason), write to support@free-conversant.com .

Posted @ 9:27 PM



4/2/2000

It's Not Easy Being Green (or Feelin' Blue)

Another great looking Conversant site is now on the air! Greg's Home Space is Greg Pierce's home page. Check it out, he's even got an MP3 there of his own recorded song, Feelin' Blue.

Greg's one of the core developers of Conversant, the software behind Free-Conversant.com.

Posted @ 11:24 AM