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Re: Allaire Spectra vs. Frontier TNG
Author: Andy Edmonds Posted: 11/1/1999; 1:14:28 PM Topic: Allaire Spectra vs. Frontier TNG Msg #: 12597 (In response to 12596) Prev/Next: 12596 / 12598
Spectra and Frontier are both stronger in the ability for customization. Story Server is largely a plug and play app to my understanding.
Both Spectra and Frontier support distributed authoring, though Spectra's workflow system is significantly more developed. Frontier's custom gui is both a strength and a weakness. Once a content developer learned to use the outliner, it would be a big plus.
However, the introduction into navigation in the Frontier ODB and use of the outliner can be quite painful in my experience. Spectra used a browser based interface for most tasks (this ability is growing in Frontier).
I'm a little behind on the Frontier 6 plans, as I'm doing mostly CF these days, but a couple of other things come to mind:
Spectra has a well articulated user model. Administrator, Webmaster, Designer, Business Development, and Content Managers are all built into the system. Spectra and Frontier both share the abiltiy to separate content from presentation, though Frontier, particularly with a non server editing environment, would be stronger in the creation of abstract data (Spectra does use XML heavily). Spectra includes a robust clustering solution. Is this in the Frontier plan?
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- Re: Allaire Spectra vs. Frontier TNG, Dave Winer, 11/1/1999; 1:28:26 PM
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