Web Site Management Tools

(This section includes products that contain: site version control tools, combined utilities/tools, server management and optimization tools, and authoring/publishing/deployment tools that include significant site management or testing capabilities.)

Simply Testable – Web-based service provides one-click full-site automated HTML validation, CSS validation, JavaScript static analysis (using a configurable JSLint) and broken link checking.

Nuxeo – Open source platform for Enterprise Content Management enabling architects and developers to build, deploy and run the best content-driven applications in an easy way. Nuxeo applications can be configured with no programming experience, and extended using standard Java EE technologies.

Outclip – Outclip from Catchpoint Systems Inc is a tag management system which optimizes the delivery of tags from adservers, widgets, tracking pixles, etc to speed up webpages and mitigate the performance risks associated with these tags. SaaS tool, JavaScript tag on the page required.

Radiant CMS – A no-fluff, open source content management system designed for small teams. Features: elegant user interface, flexible templating with layouts, snippets, page parts, and a custom tagging language, extension/plugin system, simple user management and permissions.

Frog CMS – Frog, an open source CMS, was born as phpRadiant in January 2007, and is a PHP version of Radiant CMS. Although the two applications still share a family resemblance, Frog is charting its own development path. It is unique in its simple templating code, and because it uses PHP directly, there is no need to learn yet another scripting language. It requires PHP5, a MySQL database or SQLite 3 with PDO, and a web server (Apache with mod_rewrite is highly recommended). It is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3. Source is available from Frog’s Google Code project page.

AutoTestBot – Free online service for automated website monitoring and testing. Emails warnings about 404-pages, PHP errors, ASP .NET errors, custom pattern matching (both positive and negative), etc. Can be used to check for such errors as pages with no products if you are running a web shop, or detect pages that you have removed, but forgotten to remove all links to.

BugDigger – Web bug reporting tool from BugsIO Solutions, Inc; works as a plugin for MS IE and Firefox, adds a bug reporting button to browser toolbar. Automatically collects contextual data that may be of use to developers to isolate the bug to a specific area. Capabilities include screenshot of the web page, screenshot annotation editor, current and recently opened URLs on the web site, browser details, and more. Can send bug reports to hosted My BugDigger service or, via API’s, to yuour Jira, Bugzilla, Fogbugz, Basecamp, Mantis, etc.

BigEasy CMS – Content management system from Bold Endeavours Group Ltd. Capabilities include: Template management – allows the creation and re-use of html templates; dynamic navigation generation; functionality for working with several languages on the web site, where the information is stored in the same location, regardless of language; forms, search, personalization/registration, discussion forums, sitemaps, etc.

Webmaster Toolkit – Collection of 35 free tools and utilities useful to webmasters; includes link checker, page analyzer, ping, color tool, link extractor, etc.

Webriq – Web-based site management and editing tool with drag and drop capabilities, for web, social and mobile marketing initiatives. From Webriq Pte Ltd, includes multiple language interfaces.

A1 Website Analyzer – Website analyzer and link checker from Microsys, also can check response times, spell check, html and CSS validation, track file sizes, check for page title duplication; optimize internal page link structure to maximize SE page rankings, list all images where one or more references are missing « alt » text. Also available is ‘A1 Sitemap Generator’ for crawling and generating sitemaps of large web sites. For Win and Mac platforms.

BrowserCMS – Direct in context editin Web content management system from BrowserMedia LLC for creating, managing, and publishing dynamic, information driven websites. Direct in context editing. Supports larger teams of editors, allows for varied permission models, customizable via modules. Browse by an intuitive sitemap of folders and pages Search for content, or browse by content type. Extensible Content API. Compatible with multiple server OS’s and web servers; runs on Ruby on Rails. Related app available as an open source CMS .

Errorlytics – Site management service/plugin from Errorlytics/Accession Media, LLC helps site managers minimize errors for their users. Keeps track of errors that site visitors come across. Can see what errors have come up, and then set up ‘rules’ as to where site visitors should be redirected to. For any website developed with Java, PHP, Rails, Drupal or WordPress.

SortSite – Tool from Electrum Solutions that checks pages against W3C and IETF standards, checks for compliance with accessibility standards; link checker, browser compatibility checker; checks for regulatory compliance, checks site against Google/Yahoo/MSN search guidelines, more.

DeepTrawl – Site management tool from Deep Cognition Ltd. finds dead/slow/invalid links, finds common html flaws, has integrated HTML editor with problem highlighting, finds stale content. Finds slow content based on configurable settings, checks for undesirable user postings, exports to CSV / HTML, more.

Atomic Watch – Site monitoring software from Info-Pack.com;runs as background process on Win machine; no software to install on server. Can check webpage or form for certain strings and report back if not present. Configurable monitoring intervals; various notification options including email notifications, sound alarm, or load a URL. No monthly fees like the server monitoring services.

WSOP – Website load time testing and optimization tool from SoftLogica LLC; other capabilities include checking for errors and broken links, highlighting of problem elements with a built-in HTML viewer, and support for custom testing scenarios for regular tests. Provides a set of reports, statistics and suggestions to improve website load time and performance.

TrueView – Web management suite from Symphoniq Corp. that can monitor Web application performance from browser to back-end by instrumenting both client and server side of web applications. Can measure page load times and errors directly from users’ browsers and automatically detect and diagnose problems inside or outside the datacenter. Trace slowdowns to specific IP addresses, servers, method calls, and SQL queries.

WebWatchBot – Web site monitoring, notification, and analysis tool for web sites and IP Devices, from ExclamationSoft Inc. Capabilities include real-time charting of response times for multiple items, reporting of historical data, comprehensive dashboard view of all monitoring. Monitor web page transactions – execute any monitored item in sequence, handle login and web form posting, run as a windows service or application. Requires Windows, MSIE, SQLServer.

Savvy Content Manager – Content management tool from Savvy Software Inc. Simplified editing process – click on an area of your web site in Savvy’s browser-based interface, update the information and then publish to the Web with another click. No coding, no file transfers, no additional software.

WebCEO – Tool from WebCEO.com includes a site maintenance module. Includes link checker, WYSIWYG editor, FPT/publishing, traffic analysis, and site monitoring capabilities.

IBM Tealeaf – Web application Customer Experience Management solution from IBM (formerly from TeaLeaf Technology Inc.) that provides detailed visibility into availability and functionality issues to enable efficient problem identification, isolation, and repair. Captures and monitors real user sessions, providing context and correlation data for application failure analysis. Add-on capabilities include a ‘Dashboard’ to provide real-time, customizable views of success/failure rates for key online business processes and other critical metrics, and ‘Real Scripts’ automatically generated from recorded user sessions for use in specified other load testing tools.

PROGNOSIS – Comprehensive tool from Integrated Research Ltd. for performance and availability monitoring, network management, and diagnostics; suited to large systems.

OpenText Web Content Management – Enterprise and Digital content management systems from Open Text Corp includes modular design, allowing flexible deployment depending on individual customer requirements.

Cuevision Network Monitor – Monitoring tool from Cuevision for monitoring website, server, services, applications, and network; capabilities include notifications via email, net send, and popup, restart apps and services, etc. For Windows.

GFI Network Server Monitor – Server management tool from GFI Software Ltd. checks network and servers for failures and fixes them automatically. Alerts via email, pagers, SMS; automatically reboot servers, restart services, run scripts, etc. Freeware version of GFI Network Server Monitor is also available; includes modules to check HTTP and ICMP/ping for checking availability of HTTP and HTTPS sites.

WebLight – HTML validator and link checking tool from Illumit LLC. Free for use on small sites, low cost for large sites. Works on multiple platforms.

Trellian InternetStudio – Suite of web site management utilities from Trellian including site upload/publishing tools, text editor, HTML editor, link checker, site mapper, spell checker, site spider, image handling, HTML encryptor/optimizer, HTML validator, image mapper, e-commerce site designer/generator. For Windows.

Documentum – Enterprise content management product from EMC Corp. – capabilities/support include scalability, security, business process automation, globalization, XML-content-based multi-channel delivery, support for more than 50 document formats, integration with a variety of servers, authoring tools, etc.

Serena Collage – Content management tool from Serena; browser-based, scalable content management platform for content contributors distributed across an organization. Works with content from any platform or application. Enables collaboration, version control, activity tracking, administration, templates, styles, approval workflow, multi-lingual support, more. Runs with a variety of platforms, web servers, and DB servers.

Alchemy Eye – System management tool from Alchemy Lab continuously monitors server availability and performance. Alerts by cell phone, pager, e-mail, etc. Can automatically run external programs, and log events.

Web500 CMS – Web content management and site maintenance solution from Web500. Add-on modules allow capabilities such as WAP, e-commerce, payment processing, customer relationship management, and more.

HTML Rename – Site Migration/Batch processing tool from Expandable Language that enforces file naming conventions (case, length, invalid chars), renaming the files to match the convention, then correcting the links to those files automatically. Eliminates problems encountered when moving files between Windows, Mac, and UNIX systems and publishing to CD-ROM. For Mac or Windows.

IPCheck Server Monitor – Server monitoring tool from Paessler AG. Alerts webmasters if a webserver is not working correctly via sensor types PING, PORT, HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP Transaction, DNS, SMTP, POP3, SNMP, and custom sensors. Notifications can be triggered by downtimes, uptimes, or slow responses. For Win platforms; has a web-based user interface.

Oracle WebCenter Content – Content management tool uses a web-based repository, where all content and content types are stored for management, reuse and access. Capabilities include digital asset management, records management, image management via itelligent data capture, annotation and markup of images, automates routing and approvals; capture, secure, share and distribute digital and paper-based documents and reports.

Percussion CMS – Web content management product from Percussion Software; content development, publishing, version control, and customizable workflow. Manages Web content, documents, digital assets, etc. Responsive mobile templates. Dashboard allows marketers and website managers to view site performance, visitor activity, content updates, and potential problems. Built-in SEO audit tool. Keeps track of all page and file locations dynamically – when a page is moved/renamed, all references are automatically updated to avoid broken links.

Broadvision – Suite of content and publishing management tools from Broadvision Inc.; allows a distributed team of non-technical content experts to manage every aspect of site content, including creation, editing, staging, production, and archiving.

HP OpenView Internet Services – Internet services monitoring/management tool from HP; integrates with other OpenView products to provide a variety of management and monitoring services and capabilities. Enables end-user emulation of major business-critical applications as well as a single integrated view of the complete Internet infrastructure. Designed to help IT staff efficiently predict, isolate, diagnose and troubleshoot problem occurrences, anticipate capacity shortfalls, and manage and report on service level agreements.

HTML-Kit – Free, full-featured editor from Chami.com designed to help HTML, XHTML and XML authors to edit, format, lookup help, validate, preview and publish web pages. Uses a highly customizable and extensible integrated development environment while maintaining full control over multiple file types including HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, XSL, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, and much more. Finds errors and provides suggestions on how to create standards compliant pages. Includes internal, external, server-side and live preview modes; FTP Workspace for uploading, downloading and online editing of files; and the ability to use hundreds of optional free add-ins through its open plugins interface. GUI support of W3C’s HTML Tidy; seamless integration with the CSE HTML Validator. Validate XML documents using its DTD and/or check for well-formedness. Over 400 free plugins available for extending and customizing HTML-Kit. Pro plugins available to paid registered users.

IBM Workplace Web Content Management – IBM’s web content management product for Internet, intranet, extranet and portal sites; runs on both Lotus Domino and IBM WebSphere.

WebCheck – Windows application from Peregrine Software that runs in background and periodically checks a site for availability and correctness; searches for keywords; provides notification by displaying a message or sending an e-mail.

WS_FTP Pro – FTP/web publishing tool from Ipswitch; manage, upload, and update websites; automatically resume interrupted transfers; support more than 50 host file systems; drag-and-drop files; for Windows.

A1Monitor – Utility from A1Tech for monitoring availability of web servers. Capabilities include notification by email and automatic reboot of web server. For Windows.

AgentWebRanking – Freeware tool from AADSoft to monitor site’s search engine position, improve search engine ranks, submit URL’s. Searches top engines for keywords; can specify search depth. Also has keyword count for pages vs competitor’s pages; auto or manual submit of URL’s to search engines, meta tag creator. Requires MSIE and Windows.

WebSite Director – Web-content workflow management system from CyberTeams Inc. with browser-based interface includes configurable workflow management, e-mail submission of web content, and e-mail notifications; allows defining and applying existing workflow and approval rules to web content management process. For Windows, UNIX.

XMetal – XML development tool from Justsystems, Inc. for XML-based web site authoring and validation. Uses XML standards such as the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). Publish XML content directly from author’s desktop to a variety of customer-facing output formats including PDF, EPUB, Kindle, HTML, online help systems and more. Integrate authoring with virtually any repositories, CMS’s or source control systems. Can handle ontent in right-to-left languages. For Windows.

HP TeamSite – Digital experience development, version control, access control, and publishing control tool from HP (formerly Interwoven). Works with many servers, OS’s, and platforms. Multichannel delivery. Deliver targeted content tailored to visitors based on context, behavior, geography, and profile data. Handles unique online testing such as A/B and multivariate tests. Other deployment and management tools available also.

Macromedia Contribute – Adobe’s (formerly Macromedia’s) web content management solution Content created in Contribute matches the look and feel of a site via Dreamweaver templates and advanced CSS support. Ensures design standards are met, functionality is maintained, and code is protected.

Site/C – ‘Set-and-forget’ utility from Robomagic Software; for periodic server monitoring for web server connection problems, link problems. E-mail/pager notifications, logging capabilities. For Windows.

PowerMapper – From Electrum Multimedia; for customizable automated site mapping, accessibility and usability checking, HTML validation, link checking, CSS validation, browser compatibility, and more. Requires Windows and MSIE.

SiteScope – HP’s (formerly Mercury’s) product for agentless site monitoring and maintenance. Runs on servers and monitors server performance, links, connections, logs, etc.; scheduled and on-demand reporting; provides notifications of problems. Includes published API for creating custom monitors. Monitors mimic users’ end-to-end actions. For Windows or Unix.

HomeSite – A lean, code-only editor for web development from Adobe (formerly Macromedia). Advanced coding features enable instant creation and modification of HTML, CFML, JSP, and XHTML tags, while enhanced productivity tools allow validation, reuse, navigation, and formatting of code more easily.

NetObjects Fusion – Site authoring/management tool from NetObjects Inc. Visual site structure editor, layout editor, graphics management, staging/publishing control. Includes capabilities for mobile wbe sites. For Windows.

Content Management apps listing – Large listing of content management apps, in Wikipedia. Includes info re: Proprietary, Open source, etc; Platform (java, php, asp.net, Perl, python, etc.) supported databases and latest release date.