Archetype is a content management system that helps you build websites faster and easier and simplifies maintainenance and support.
Tired of tweaking complex themes and starting over from the one “true” theme? Create a bunch of installer sites with Archetype and have new sites up and running quickly. Manage hundreds of sites easily, free HTTPS, simple mass email tools, basic ecommerce … (with lots more)
Don’t want to use a point-and-click interface to build your layouts? Archetype gives you control over the html/css/js that is essential for tweaking to meet the needs of every client. Archetype is built for designer-coders to work directly with the templates from every direction.
If you want, you can build your entire site with flat html files. (Not sure why you’d want to though, the data integration with Archetype is wonderful.)
Tired of making changes for your client because they can’t remember how to work the CMS editing tools? Archetype makes is so easy for your clients to edit their sites that they need no training at all to edit their site. (which means they can’t forget how to do something three months later!) This makes everyone happier.
And if your client doesn’t want to edit their sites? Your job is easier regardless.
Archetype puts control in the hands of the people that need it most. Designers control the layout, and can quickly setup the interfaces available for the end client to manage the content. This gives designers more peace of mind knowing that accidental breaks on the client site are less likely, and the client will be happy to be able to edit content on complex designs and not break the layout.
Do you have multiple people editing your templates? Git to the rescue. Online diff viewer, automatic commits on each save, and much more integration coming soon!