Mediasurface, the leading AIM listed content management provider, today announced a strategic partnership with SiteMorse™, a global leader in automated testing and monitoring. This will allow Mediasurface customers the opportunity to further enhance their website accessibility, availability and performance.

Nicholas Le Seelleur, Chairman of SiteMorse said: “No system can prevent human error, and websites will never be 100 percent perfect, 100 percent of the time. The collaboration between Mediasurface and SiteMorse will ensure speed and accuracy of web delivery as well as maintaining consistency of brand. This partnership will make sure that all the elements that make up a website are working well in harmony with each other."

The partnership will allow Mediasurface to deliver reports for its customers and help them to maintain a consistent and fully functioning site. SiteMorse reports look in-depth at the pages of a website, highlighting errors (with hundreds of individual checks) such as broken links, email failures, meta data and page tagging, operation, accessibility, performance and compliance.

Nick Smee, Mediasurface Sales Director said: “There is a growing demand in the market to comply with standards and accessibility. These are serious issues and increasingly make it to the top of a company’s agenda. By using SiteMorse, customers can save a lot of time, money and heartache – it enables the tracking of site development in progress and insures ongoing adherence to standards.”

Le Seelleur concluded: "SiteMorse and web content management are technologies that naturally fit, and collaboration between the two will benefit the industry. Mediasurface has the most user friendly content management system available on the market and our site testing tool is the easiest to use. There is a great synergy between the two companies - both are leading British companies and innovators in their fields and importantly, both products go a long way to de-mystifying technology for the business user.”

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About SiteMorse™
SiteMorse, formed in May '2001, provides organisations with comprehensive website management solutions to improve their websites. SiteMorse tests web pages using already established guidelines and standards e.g. IETF, W3C, [WAI], the growing requirements under the disability act, and the new regulations for Government websites. The products require no customer downloads or technical skills to operate.

SiteMorse has established market leading Website Reports and Rankings League Tables on a regular basis for various industry sectors, including Banks and Building Societies, Government (Central and Local), Insurers, FTSE 100, Lawyers and Accountants.

SiteMorse offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and monitoring products, covering functional and performance testing, accessibility, compliance and branding. The system can be configured to meet the specific website testing needs of any corporation, or public and private sector organisation. SiteMorse is unique in the market, and there is nothing currently available that comes close in terms of speed, breadth and depth of overall coverage, adaptability and flexibility, ease-of-use, performance or cost.

About Mediasurface
Mediasurface provides pioneering software that empowers the business user to build and manage sophisticated content driven websites.

Mediasurface software combines an interactive, graphical look and feel with industrial strength technology. Easy to use, business professionals can manage sites seamlessly, enabling authorised personnel to effortlessly update the content they ‘own’ without needing technically skilled web authors to craft HTML pages by hand.

Mediasurface software helps organisations reduce the risks and costs involved in building and running websites and other digital channels. It increases their ability to keep pace with change and assures the quality of the content published – ultimately increasing the usefulness of these online resources.

A British born AIM listed company headquartered in Newbury, UK, Mediasurface products and services have been implemented to drive over hundreds of web applications solutions for customers across Europe and the United States.

Press contact: Kate Mackinder
Clarity Public Relations
Tel: 0870 950 9670
Email: kate.mackinder@claritypr.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 21st July 2005