In a nutshell...
Arena is a website management system developed by Artlines Media, to allow our clients full control of their site content within an easy-to-use, non-technical environment.
- Multiple users, each with their own permissions:
For example: allowing a user to edit only news items which they have authored.
A user with administrator permissions has control to set and amend other users permissions, as well as adding new users and removing old ones.
- Easy asset management
Upload images, documents or other files directly through Arena.
- Easy image manipulation
Rename and resize images directly through Arena.
- Easy page management
Control every aspect of a page: its URL, its page title, right down the actual content itself, editable through a rich-text editor with the same interface as Microsoft Word.
- Control the page structure and menus
Adjusting the navigation menu is as easy as dragging and dropping the page into its new position.
Bolt-on modules for extra functionality
Extra functionality such as news management, case studies, search facilities, etc. easily and unobtrusively bolt on to the Arena system. Modules that have already been custom-developed for clients are:
- Case studies
- Search management
- Client area
- White papers
- Partner area
- Ecommerce management
Why choose Arena?
Arena is the perfect CMS for the small to medium business, as its lightweight and specifically configured to the clients needs.
It manages the raw site content, meaning the layout and design is controlled separately and semantically by CSS.
It is wrong to call Arena 'an off-the-shelf CMS' because it isn't - it simply acts as a framework within which bespoke functionality is built, ensuring uniform responses from all modules and maintaining usability.
Essentially, if you can use Microsoft Word, you can manage your website with Arena.
Arena in action
A few websites which are powered by Arena are:
We're so pleased with how Arena functions, we use it to manage our own website.
An excellent example of Arena's potential, Safestone's website is managed by 4 users with varying levels of permission. Modules custom-built for Safestone include a white papers section, which requires visitors to enter contact information before gaining access to PDF documents - and a secure partner area.
The sites content is managed via our custom content management system, Arena, which uses jQuery for easy ordering of pages and products. News, assets, the homepage gallery and product categories are also all controlled easily through the CMS.