I've seen both, but haven't used either extensively. From what I know about them, they are two very different products. CommonSpot is a full fledged Content Management System. It does quite a bit but costs around $30,000-$40,000 if I recall correctly. Contribute is a windows Application for editing web sites, much like Dreamweaver, or Frontpage but its designed for people who don't know HTML, or much at all actually. This will work well if your site is entirely static (your not using ColdFusion, PHP, JSP, ASP, etc). But if you want to store content in a database, or apply any sort of business logic or validation to the content your out of luck. There is a third type of solution, and here's where the bias comes in because my company makes such a product. WYSIWYG editors that run in the web browser... they basically replace a text area with a HTML editor. You can then apply what ever logic you want to the contents when the form is posted (save to a file, database, email it, etc). <plug> Our product - ActivEdit: http://www.cfdev.com/activedit/ </plug> _____________________________________________ Pete Freitag CTO, CFDEV.COM http://www.cfdev.com/ -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Peekstok, Anna Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 7:06 PM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: [thelist] CommonSpot or Contribute -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] Does anyone here have any experience with either or both of these software products for allowing non-HTML-savvy people to create and/or update site content without messing up the site's code, styles, accessibility, etc.? CommonSpot -- http://www.paperthin.com/Products/Index.cfm Contribute -- http://www.macromedia.com/software/contribute/ Anna Peekstok -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !