LightNEasy

  • Version

    2.0
  • Date Added
    (to site)

    March 29th, 2008
  • Author

    Fernando Baptista
  • License

    GPL (?)
  • Description

    LightNEasy, a simple and light Content Management System and Website Builder

    LightNEasy is not only a CMS, It actually creates plain, pure web pages for your whole website, making it SEO friendly
    and fast loading. Each time you add a page, alter the menus, it regenerates all pages again so that they remain fully integrated.

    Search engines, like Google, prefer simple HTML or PHP pages and simple links to follow from page to page. LightNEasy in fact generates all the pages of your website, and what search engines find is a series of pure pages that link to other pages, instead of some fancy php scripts and strange urls.

    LightNEasy was created for developing and maintaining private or small commercial websites. Depending on your programming skills, however, LightNEasy can be the framework of virtually any website.
    Two products in one
    A Complete CMS

    LightNEasy is a complete Content Management System for managing all your pages. Create, edit and delete your webpages without the need of any HTML knowledge!
    A Website Builder

    LightNEasy generates a complete set of HTML/PHP webpages and recreates them whenever you make any changes. Your website will always be updated and easy to edit. No broken links to worry about.

    Completely template driven

    Create your complete website layout by simply converting any HTML page into a LightNEasy template.

    It is very easy to convert any html page to a LightNEasy template: Just rename it into template.php, its CSS to style.css and insert into your templates special markers to tell LightNEasy where to put your content.

  • Platforms Supported

    WindowsMacLinux
  • Website

LightNEasy

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  • Overall

    3.17

Installation ★★★½☆
Features ★★★☆☆
Usability ★★★★½

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  • 3 positive
  • 1 negative

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Connie
Apr 4th, 2008, 2:10 am | #

Review

It is a very young program, with enthusiastic programmers and a very simple approach, the easiest approach I found until now

it helps even the biggest dummy to have a website, that is good

(As I do not know, whether rating=1 means Top or Flop and I find no information about that I skipped rating…)

Admin Edit: Thanks for pointing this out Connie. I have added a rating scale in the review guidelines and will address the default setting and switch it to neutral. I have removed your initial review and merged it with the proper rating here. Thanks for taking the time to comment. OSLiving.

Rating

Installation ★★★☆☆
Features ★★★☆☆
Usability ★★★★★
Connie
Apr 15th, 2008, 2:23 pm | #

Review

Unfortunately this website presents a bunch of templates for that CMS which are taken from http://www.freecsstemplates.org, but the links to to http://www.freecsstemplates.org are deleted and the origin is denied.
So the licence of the templates is broken by the author and they are even mocking about that.

Not a good example of opensource and I must take back my positive judgement which I wrote last week.

Rating

Installation ★★★☆☆
Features ★☆☆☆☆
Usability ★★★☆☆
Fernando Baptista
Apr 17th, 2008, 9:55 am | #

Review

Connie: I believe i explained my reasons to you, but it seems you didn’t understand them:
I am a coder, not a designer. I look at code. Each person has his own way of coding, so it is easy to compare 2 codes and determine if they were made by the same person. Each template has a signature and its signature is the CSS code.
Each designer also has his own design style. Please take a look at the templates from freecsstemplates.org unknown, decorative, mosaic and roundhouse: do you think they were made by the same designer?
First time i went to freecsstemplates.org, it looked like on of many other websites that distribute templates made by others. Most do the right thing: they declare they are a colective space for designers to present their work and identify the maker of each template. Examples: http://www.openwebdesign.org, http://www.oswd.org, http://www.opendesigns.org.
But then i saw in the first page: “…Here you’ll find a number of free CSS templates I’ve created, ….”
I ported 2 templates from DCarter to LightNEasy. In one of them, i recognized a CSS technique i had once used, so i browsed through the CSS and, there it was:
“/* Based on Nifty Corners: rounded corners without images */

/* By Alessandro Fulciniti */

/* http://www.html.it/articoli/nifty/index.html */”
See? that is the Open Source spirit. DCarter didn’t have to do it, but he did the right thing.
If you browse through LightNEasy code, you will see several references to ideas or contributions from third parties. That also is Open Source spirit.

So, tell me: who is freecsstemplates.org?

(Note: it is impossible for me to submit a comment without submitting a rate as well, so i submitted an average of the 2 previous ratings)

Rating

Installation ★★★☆☆
Features ★★★☆☆
Usability ★★★★☆
antovel
Apr 28th, 2008, 9:15 pm | #

Review

Fernando is right.

Connie is defending a lost cause.

We have tried many CMS and the “LightNEasy” is the best!

Light, simple and practical.

Rating

Installation ★★★★★
Features ★★★★☆
Usability ★★★★★

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