The Modeler is a free online service providing a new, unique approach for SharePoint implementations: rapid interactive prototyping. The Modeler allows to build and manage the structure of a SharePoint site ("the Model") independently of the real implementation. It allows you to design your pages by simply dragging & dropping components onto a page, with all SharePoint components (like web parts and list templates) predefined.
Build the site structure:
- The structure of a Model is similar to a site map: a hierarchical tree of sites and pages. The structure could quickly be rearranged by dragging & dropping of pages to a new position in the tree.
Construct the pages:
- New pages and custom page templates can easily be added by just dropping web parts to a page. All web parts provided by SharePoint are supported as well as our additional web parts. A generic placeholder allows to even include custom and third party web parts.
Instantly visualize ideas:
- Each Model could be visualized instantly as an interactive wireframe. Wireframes look like sketches of SharePoint pages – but they go far beyond anything a simple drawing could. Not only do they show the layout of the pages as well as its navigation, structure and content but they are also clickable. Thus, you can let people navigate the site as they would if the wireframes were real SharePoint pages, getting feedback from users at an early stage. While you can model a prototype using paper or other tools, the more realistic the model is, the better visualization and feedback you will get.
Deploy the site in minutes:
- The Modeler is more than just a design tool: your Model could even be implemented automatically. By eliminating the tedious manual set-up of SharePoint the Modeler provides the ultimate FastTrack to SharePoint. The optional Sharepoint Factory automatically installs and implements your custom site on your SharePoint server in minutes.
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