Content creation and editing
Creating documentation should be about management, not formatting and layout.
Phrontex was designed to remove any need for formatting or typographic skills. Any user with edit permission can create or change content, automatically producing pages that are well-formatted, visually appealing, and consistent.
No training required
Using the Phrontex editor requires no training. There are very few options, and those options will be familiar to anyone who has used any kind of editor or blogging system.
Editing and publishing
At any time, there can be a published version of a page and a draft work-in-progress of the next version. Ordinary users will see the published version. Only the edit team can see or work on the draft. When the draft is ready, the accountable manager (the page owner) publishes it; users reading the page will then see the new version. The old version is retained in the system for legal and archive reasons, clearly marked 'Superseded', and hidden from ordinary users.
When a new or changed page is published, automatic notifications are sent to the people affected by the change —
- Any person holding a position referenced in the page.
- Any user referenced in the page, such as attendees referenced in an Event page or position-holders referenced in a Position description.
If there is a previous version of the page, notifications are also sent to people who were referenced in the previous version, if the references have been removed from the new version.