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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

8/6/2001

DHTML Features in the Discussion Forum

We'd like to know your thoughts on using DHTML (dynamic, interactive pages) in the discussion forum.

Please see the support site if this interests you.

Posted @ 11:53 AM



7/17/2001

Redesigning Your Conversant Site?

If you're planning to redesign the look of your Conversant site, we have a tip for you: know what you want it to look like before you start.

The most common mistake made by new Conversant users is trying to design on the fly. That's fine if you're just experimenting - it can be fun to make a small change in a template, and see how that changes the look of your web pages - but if you are really trying to do a new design then you should at least have something sketched out ahead of time, either on paper or in HTML form.

Here's a bonus tip: there are thousands of free web site templates offered on the net. Just go to your preferred search engine and search for something like "free web site teplates". Any web site template can be made to work with Conversant.

Last month we added another set of templates and stylesheets that you can use to give your site a completely different look, and this month a number of new sites are going online which will give you some beautiful examples of what can be done with Conversant's powerful templates and macros.

Posted @ 10:34 AM



6/20/2001

Better Tools for Webloggers

Conversant sites are not just weblogs, but they do include a very powerful set of weblog tools which integrate with the rest of the site.

Brian Carnell agrees, and he's written a wonderful article about Conversant's weblogging and other tools.

Thanks, Brian!

Posted @ 3:30 PM