Webiva is a Web 2.0 (whatever that means) open-source website building system that allows you to build custom websites that look and operate the way you want them to. We like to call Webiva a WBS (Website Building System) as opposed to a CMS (Content Management System) because Webiva's focus is on the look and structure of your entire website rather than just letting you dump in content. Based on the idea of simplicity first - features later, Webiva was built as tool for us as web developers to build websites more easily - every feature that has been added was added in response to a specific requirement that arose as we've been using the system for the past 4 years.
Webiva is built on the Ruby-on-rails framework and from a software perspective does it's best to build on the concepts and methodologies that Rails creates. It also has an extensible module system that allows additional functionality to easily be dropped into the system so the sky's the limit in what you can do.
Webiva is a Website Building System targeted at Web Developers (we built it to use ourselves after all.) If you need a website but you aren't familiar with HTML or CSS Webiva is probably not for you. If you want a quick and easy website with a lot of pre-configured functionality - Webiva is probably not for you. That being said, once your website has been built inside of Webiva - it's designed to be as easy to use as possible and a robust permissions system allows you to limit access to only the parts that people need to be able to see.
Webiva is available at GitHub at http://github.com/cykod/Webiva
Please check the extensive documentation at http://webiva.net/doc for more information on getting the system up and running and details and tutorials on how to use Webiva.
The Backend of Webiva currently only supports Firefox and some parts are not compatible with Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.
Please report any bugs into the GitHub Issues Page
All Webiva code and images is Copyright 2009-2010 Cykod LLC. This release is dual licensed under the terms of the MIT and BSD licenses. See the the *-LICENSE file for more details.
The inclusion of any of the software above should not be interpreted in any way as an endorsement of Webiva by the software's authors.
The Webiva.org Open-source Site should have all the latest details on the open-source release of Webiva. The Weibva.net Community Site is your resource for documentation and community forums The Webiva.com Hosted CMS is a SaaS hosted version of Webiva. The Cykod Boston Rails Consulting the company that built Webiva.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding webiva other than technical support.