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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


WebWise on Conversant

Giles Turnbull has written an article for the BBC Online's WebWise, which appears to be a "webzine" for people relatively new to the World Wide Web. This article, Publishing Your Pages, examines three free website services: EditThisPage, Free-Conversant, and WikiWeb.

Conversant is rated as the most powerful of the three services, but also the most challenging for the complete novice.

Posted @ 1:06 PM


Becoming Conversant

Mark Morgan is seeking volunteers to help him maintain the beginner's site, Becoming Conversant.

You don't need to be an expert, you just need to be willing to help and have a little Conversant experience! If you can spare even just a little bit of time, and you maintain your own Conversant site, please send Mark an email.

Posted @ 11:05 AM


Lyle and Brian Discuss Conversant

Lyle H°jbjerg-Clarke, the author of mooloo, really likes Conversant! He sent a long letter to the support site yesterday explaining why. Reading it might give you some new insight into Conversant's flexibility.

Be sure to read the well-considered responses to Lyle's letter, too.

On a similar note, Brian Carnell mentioned this morning on his site how useful the new email features are. He especially appreciates the improved integration and ease of use.

Posted @ 12:00 AM