Deploy v1.0 tomorrow.
Romanesco is an open source platform for creating websites.
layouts in Photoshopwireframing mockups
to HTMLgenerating miles of CSS
fiddling to make it responsivesetting up a CMS
building web forms
fixing the same bugs again
issues after a styling updatebrowser testing
going over budget (again)
Start with content
Learn how to use the basic patterns
Create consistent layouts on any device
Publish content as soon as it's ready
Extend with anything you need
Improve continuously, in small steps
Create rich, diverse content pages
An intuitive set of layout elements. Instant, decent looking results.
Focus on what's important
Defaults that make sense. Technicalities are kept out of sight.
When it comes to editing content, technology is not always your friend. Too many features, settings and technical jargon distract you from your main mission:
Telling your story.
- Add content in various formats
- Create balanced and appealing layouts
- Emphasize what's important
- Make it look good on any screen size
- Make sure search engines like it too
More than enough to keep in mind already.
Romanesco tries to strike a balance between flexibility and ease of use. Clear labels for settings and options. Logical default values. Essential settings always in sight, the rest tugged away in menus.
Customize if needed
Change the styling. Add functionalities. Keep growing.
Import existing content
Sorting and filtering
Map with markers
Online food store
Static HTML output
Visual regression tests
Other website builders limit you to the features of their platform. Romanesco lets you build anything you need.
Each Romanesco project is a stand-alone installation, based on open source software. This means you are free to tweak your website and add any functionality you like.
The examples listed here are all implemented into live websites already. It is largely thanks to MODX, the open source CMS in use, that customizations like this become viable. The MODX philosophy of creative freedom also lies at the roots of Romanesco: you always have 100% control over the output.
Functional from the start
No lengthy development phase upfront. Create > publish > improve.
Where linear workflows fall short
In many website projects, development stages flow from A to Z in a linear way. Adding content is often one of the last steps in the process, so the "final" product is based on content that's not yet there.
Result: delays and additional costs, because the website doesn't quite fit the bill when it's released.
How an iterative process can help
Instead of planning the whole project upfront, why not start by collecting and creating content first? Then decide what's most important, turn it into a decent looking layout and publish it immediately when ready.
Create, learn, improve, repeat. No final product anymore. Only the next round of features, fixes and improvements.
Reduce friction. Maintain momentum. Get the job done.
Site owners A full-blown website for a fraction of the cost
Skip lengthy development phases and large investments upfront. Always have the option to modify or extend when needed.
Designers / developers More fun, less bugs with a field tested pattern library
Skip the tedious part of creating HTML/CSS and setting up a CMS. Start where it gets interesting. Deploy with confidence.
Content editors Responsive content editing, without the struggle
Content is often an afterthought, leaving you to battle it out with a clunky editor. Both you and the content deserve better.
Digital agencies Deliver better websites, on time and within budget
Shift to a more reliable and predictable development process. Focus less on techology and more on what your client needs.