WALTHAM, MA —March 1, 2005 — NAPC today announced the immediate availability of Elegant and Elegant Lite, the first of the company’s new line of add-ons for Xinet’s WebNative. These custom WebNative styles add groundbreaking functionality, improved navigation, and sheer graphical beauty to WebNative’s plain old look and feel.
With Elegant’s more approachable and intuitive interface, it’s far easier for companies to share digital assets over the Web via WebNative. Administrators now have the ability to create just the appearance (and experience) that users or clients want when accessing images, greatly enhancing collaboration. And they don’t have to spend a small fortune on design, engineering and deployment to do it.
Ad agencies, for example, can give each of their clients a customized GUI with a uniquely branded look, ideal for the demands of today’s digital and brand asset management. It’s as easy as choosing from the dozens of colors, styles, fonts and headers available in Elegant and quickly applying them to every screen.
While users will immediately notice Elegant's appearance, its enhancements to WebNative are far more than cosmetic. "Elegant is a collaborative effort between an agency design team and NAPC’s own development team,” said Kenny Kirsch, Director of Strategic Solutions at NAPC. “Together, we looked at the WebNative interface piece by piece, and screen by screen, to see how we could offer up all the components of WebNative in a more intuitive way. At every turn, we asked ourselves how we could give users one-button results, so everything would always be right at their fingertips."
That thinking led to numerous enhancements such as the new Supermail e-mail client within Elegant, which lets users share assets simply by sending links to files. "This is groundbreaking technology," Kirsch said. "The ability to share assets with others, without creating usernames and passwords for them, is going to change WebNative. It's just so much easier."
Elegant also includes a new Lightbox feature that lets users gather and view images from all over the file system while they browse. Unlike WebNative, which requires users to go back to their shopping cart each time they want to see their images, Elegant saves time by always keeping selected images in view. Users also have the option of e-mailing lightboxes within Elegant.
Another notable feature in Elegant is the preconfigured Custom Image Order. Now users who need to repurpose assets for presentations (or other uses where hi-res source files aren’t needed) can download jpegs at the touch of a button.
Elegant Lite includes all of the basic interface and ease-of-use enhancements in the full version of Elegant, but does not include Supermail and the Lightbox. Both Elegant and Elegant Lite retain all of the core functionality in WebNative.
Elegant and Elegant Lite are sold exclusively through NAPC. Both are available immediately. NAPC includes full installation services for both products.
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