There are many ways to add interactivity to a web site. Adding photos by using Flickr, videos from Youtube and file sharing from drop.io are just a few examples. Often, adding fancy features to a web site requires hiring a programmer, but the increase of blogs and other simple tools has put the power of web site advancement (at least on a basic level) into the hands of just about everyone.
In this trend is hosted database vendor Caspio, a provider of a do-it-yourself web application database platform. They recently released their new Website Marketing Suite of applications – a set of 5 professionally designed forms/widgets that let non-programmers add marketing applications to their site.
The applications are compatible with any existing website, and a hosted solution means there’s no software to download or install. They can be customized and will appear seamlessly as part of your site. The applications include:
Page Ratings – get page ratings and comments/feedback directly from your site visitors.
Newsletter Subscriptions – opt-in signup forms.
Page Forwarding – help users spread the word about your site. CAPTCHA image verification forms help block spamming of your site.
Contact Management – customizable “contact us” form collects leads and stores them in your online database.
News Announcements – keep your website content fresh and relevant with news and special announcements which you can schedule to display on a specific day and automatically disappear when they expire.
Existing Caspio Bridge customers can get the toolbox loaded into their Caspio Bridge account at no additional charge.
Laura Leites, Assistant Editor, Smallbiztechnology.com