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Full release of ammonet Gallery CMS v2.0

Visit the demo of our new gallery CMS, designed for the antiques, collectibles and art sectors and for anyone who requires attractive visual display of sale items. No technical skills required. Fast, easy and effective web site design and construction. Click here for ammonet Gallery.

Until recently, websites were maintained mostly by means of local office HTML editors such as FrontPage and Dreamweaver from which modified web page files were uploaded to the hosting server. More and more sites are now based on databases housed remotely on the hosting server. Site modification and update are carried out via an interface accessed using a web browser. The Apache server software allows web sites housed on Linux servers to display URLs (web addresses) that look like static web site file names, a process know as URL rewrite. These are easier for search engines to access and more readily grasped by users. The CMS can be accessed from any PC that has a connection to the internet, independent of geographical location, making it easy for a group of users or a user on the move to update a site.

ammonet has developed and hosts a considerable range of CMS web sites, using both Java and PHP. PHP has the virtue of simplicity and stability, while Java provides a huge range of function libraries. Both are open source.

Our simplest systems:
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allow pages to be added, deleted and modified
- images and text can be boxed or not, font colours and page element backgrounds are easily specified
- popup image / thumbnail combinations are generated automatically.
- image galleries with dozens of popup pictures can be generated at the click of a button. Image management can be carried out using our free ImageServ but this is not mandatory.
- enquiry forms that transmit email to the site owner are easily incorporated.
- email addresses are automatically obfuscated as they are typed into the text boxes so that they cannot be harvested from the internet by spammers.
- where the site is multilingual, a page layout need be generated once only, making it easy to enter the translated text into a fully-formatted page.

Unlike most CMS websites, ammonet sites and their banner images can be set to proportional in order to change shape to fill the browser window, making efficient use of space and reducing vertical scrolling. To test this, open the sites below and grasp your browser window boundary with the mouse cursor to expand and contract the window. Fixed width sites are also possible.


Tuscan leather goods Tuscan leather goods

Italian leather fashion goods - handmade Italian leatherware: bags, purses, belts and fashion accessories factory-direct sales outlet.

PHP / mySQL


Tuscan wine tours Tuscan wine tours

This site uses both vertical and horizontal navigation bars to provide more direct access to the pages. A multi-frame slide show provides initial capture of attention.

Tuscan Wine Tours offers guided wine tasting tours to wineries in Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano and elsewhere in Tuscany.

PHP / mySQL


 scenic wine tours in tuscany www.scenicwinetoursintuscany.com


This site also uses both vertical and horizontal navigation bars to provide more direct access to the pages.

Scenic wine tours in Tuscany - sightseeing and wine tasting as well as intercity transfers in Italy.

PHP / mySQL


Corte di Valle B&B rooms and holiday apartments in the Chianti Classico wine zone of Tuscany www.bedandbreakfastinchianti.net

Corte di Valle Tuscan villa Bed and Breakfast rooms and vacation apartments in the Chianti Classico wine zone of Tuscany, Italy.

PHP / mySQL


Antico Borgo di Sugame

Chianti Classico vineyard, olive oil producer, vacation rentals in Tuscany

PHP / mySQL


Rare maps and prints

Cartographic Arts offers for sale antique maps, antique and modern books about maps and mapmakers.

PHP / mySQL


Villa Le Barone Hotel in Chianti

Hotel in Chianti

Hotel Villa Le Barone is a four star boutique hotel located near Panzano in Chianti. The villa was originally a possession of the della Robbia family.

PHP / mySQL


Sunflower Tours

Shore excursions and private tours in Tuscany. This site features a horizontal navigation bar and a clickable photo gallery editable via the CMS interface. Unlike most of our CMS sites, this one is fixed width.

PHP / mySQL


Southern African Bookdealers Association

SABDA

Southern African Book Dealers Association with their book search based on the Bibliophile Bookbase inventory management and shopping cart system 

PHP / mySQL

Panzano

Four language site with reservation request forms, popup images.

PHP / mySQL


Il Santo

This tri-lingual winery and farmhouse holiday site has a reservation request form and photo gallery in addition to standard text and image pages.

PHP / mySQL


The Prime Meridian

This site incorporates the Bibliophile Bookbase inventory management and shopping cart system for the sale of antique maps.

Java


Cathach Books

Dublin's foremost antiquarian bookstore uses our CMS and shopping cart.

PHP / mySQL


Casa al Monte Chianti vacation villa :: holiday home in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Casa al Monte Chianti vacation villa :: holiday home in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Two vacation apartments near Greve in Chianti.

PHP / mySQL


Casa Reasco

Casa Reasco offers two Tuscany holiday apartments on the border of Siena and Grosetto.

PHP / mySQL

Brock Books

Antiquarian illustrated books and fine bindings. Booking binding and book restoration service.

PHP / mySQL


Tuscany vacation rentals

Greve in Chianti

Several hundred pages in four languages dedicated to tourism and accommodation in the Chianti Classico zone of Tuscany

PHP / mySQL


Heirloom Maps

Rare and antique maps offered for sale toether with museum-quality framing and conservation.

PHP / mySQL


Casa Mezzuola vacation apartments in Chianti

Casa Mezzuola

Tuscan farm house restored for country holiday apartments in Chiant
i

PHP / mySQL


Our more complex systems provide:
- more sophisticated site layout editing.
- customer management databases. Information entered by visitors making enquiries or purchases is stored for future reference.
- data escrow systems that allow administrators to vet uploaded data
- emails with common content can be send to some or all customers. All emails sent out are logged and saved.
- shopping carts with inventory management


Arundel Books

This multidealer bookselling site incorporates the Bibliophile Bookbase inventory management and shopping cart system.

PHP / mySQL
Bibliophile Bookbase is Java


Chianti and More

This Tuscany tourist accommodation web site that incorporates a sophisticated price comparison / alternative offer methodology. It has a complete customer management zone, in addition to the CMS.

Java


L'Inganno

L'Inganno of Greve in Chianti - a studio specialising in trompe l'oeil painted furniture and interior decorating. Mouse-over image change above the navigation bar, complete customer management zone, news letter emailer, in addition to the CMS.

PHP / mySQL


Hakluyt Society

This web site has a password protected members' area where, among other functions, the members of the Society can access and update their profiles. These data are synchronised periodically with a non-server, local members database.

PHP / mySQL

Toscana Casa Tuscan villas and holiday homes

Toscana Casa vacation rentals in Tuscany

This web site has a complete property management system, including image and customer management, and is in three languages. File name generation is semi-automatic and optimised for search engines.

Java


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