I was bit surprised when I was unable to find any link to
download the templates. But the vendor provides templates in a different manner
than other similar products. I was able to directly download the different
color combinations of various templates from the administrator area without any
need to upload them individually through FTP, which I hope will help site
owners a lot.
I would suggest the vendor provides Magazine style templates
similar to that of the CNN website so that users can easily create and manage
news based sites using the product. You can also develop your own templates by
going through the instructions specified in the template customization guide if
you are familiar with PHP.
The product enables administrators to employ drag and drop
the panels provided the design mode is enabled from the dashboard. You can also
view a one minute video before enabling this feature. From my point of view,
the product contains lot of powerful features not found in many other competing
products. The vendor is scheduled to release a new version of the product soon
with which you can create any type of website (Press Releases, Book Reviews) rather
than just Articles and Blogs.
I feel that the vendor should remove the blog option from
the product as there are many open source softwares available for the purpose
of blogging. I do not think any user will use the product for creating blogs.
The product generates search engine friendly URL's automatically and supports German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian languages. Moreover, users can post
comments for each article and are secured by the CAPTCHA.
A complete list of all the features along with relevant
screenshots can be viewed at http://www.interspire.com/articlelive/features.php.
You can also view a demo of both the administration and front-end system at http://www.interspire.com/articlelive/demo.php.