Silex website builder
|Developer(s)||Alexandre Hoyau, Pierre Teissière, Pol Goasdoué, founders|
|Stable release||1.6 Carbon / September 2010|
|Website||Silex official website|
|Parts of this article (those related to Flash - because Silex is not linked to Flash anymore) are outdated. (September 2013)|
Silex is a CMS, classified in the Flash CMS (Flash content management system) family. Key features are an WYSIWYG environment to edit a publication and a manager application to manage permissions and multiple publications settings.
- Founded in 2003 by Alexandre Hoyau, Pol Goasdoué and Pierre Teissière. The project is oriented towards video and cross media.
- In 2005, the version v0-6 is presented at the WWDC2005 in Cupertino California. Apple is interested in Flash capacity to compete with their QuickTime plug-in. Macromedia has just been acquired by Adobe, Apple’s main partner.
- In 2006, the program was presented in several conferences at La Villette and won a challenge organized by Dauphine high school with INRIA - French National institute for research in computer science and control. The program at this time was mainly used for freelancers small projects.
- In 2007, Silex source code officially released as open source
- In 2008, Silex was among the 100 first Open Source projects on SourceForge. Silex v1 is released.
- In 2009, Silex was project of the month on SourceForge. The program was presented Silex at several French conference: Futur en Seine, Les Trophées du Libre, Pas sage en Seine, Wikiplaza 
- In 2010, the team members formalized their cooperation by creating a non profit organization for promotion, deployment support, and development of open source software projects related to Silex and Open Source Flash. The organization became the official maintainer of AMFPHP, a mature communautary project.
- In 2012, Silex has reached the 100.000 downloads. And the team has made a dedicated version for HTML, the html5 editor, which was downloaded 1000 times on the first month.
- WYSIWYG environment to edit a publication with drag and drop
- manager application for permissions and publications settings
- search engine friendly, deep linking enabled
- suitable for prototyping
- web based, can be installed locally, on a web server or as a portable app
- multilingual contexts management
- free templates and plugins
|This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (December 2012)|
Since it is associated with the Flash platform, Silex is not well accepted by the open source fanatics. It is mainly because Flash is not standard and therefore is not readable on some platforms, and it does not play well with assistive technologies. The team said that the next version will also output HTML5, which would change all this.