Typegate offers many benefits to editorial users and providers of web-based Content:
- Create and update web-based information with ease
Typegate can be used to create and maintain both complex content pages as well as various user forms from web-portals and -platforms. Assignment of long filenames increases recognition and improves the search engine ranking. When Typegate is combined with Microsoft SharePoint the web structure is reflected in the directory structure of the data archive. This considerably eases the management of pages, images and documents.
- Edit content in real Look&Feel (WYSIWYG)
Editing of content always takes place with the Look&Feel of the content pages. In other words, the display of the content is in WYSIWYG mode (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get), un-obscured by editing markups. You don't even need a separate preview mode.
- Use content for different output formats
Typegate saves editorially-compiled content in XML format so it is available to use on multiple devices – motto: same source, different devices. For instance texts can be used on different platforms (e.g. Internet, Intranet, etc.) and in different output formats (web pages, PDF files, etc.). This avoids redundancies, duplicated maintenance and false (un-updated) sources.
- Compliance with current CI-/CD standards
All Typegate editorial elements such as page headers, body text, bullet points, link elements etc. contain information about how they will appear on the output page. This means that compliance with the latest CI-/CD brand standards is guaranteed in appearance and visualisation. XML conformity rules also prevent deviation from the visualisation rules defined at the start.
- Easy to refresh the layout or to carry out a facelift or migration
Typegate saves all data in classic XML format - irrespective of its actual visualisation form. When necessary, this makes it easier to carry out layout corrections, visualisation changes or even complete face lifts without having to change the actual data and content or having to make any editorial intervention at all. It also makes pure data migration far easier.
- Keep training costs low
Typegate has an intuitive and easy to use interface. All the editorial tasks are clearly indicated and can be performed with ease. Train-the-trainer learning concepts have proved effective. One enormous benefit is that users need no HTML knowledge to use Typegate.
- Typegate can operate in different infrastructures
Mainly thanks to its WYSIWYG content-editing interface and its ease of use, Typegate has been welcomed wherever complicated input forms, abstract editing interfaces or complex maintenance processes have alienated rather than supported online editors. SharePoint, for example, takes advantage of the Typegate benefits in the publishing and sharing sector as compared with SharePoint's own template functions and SharePoint HTML editor. However, as a stand-alone solution, i.e. the XPress version, Typegate is used for editorial maintenance of web-based content on the Intranet, Internet and Extranet.