The first Trident Beta released!
After over 5 years of active development, the very first feature-final
version of Trident is available for download
! Trident is created as a completely mobile-friendly social networking platform that updates automatically and enables effortless website management. Trident is for people who want to create a social network, but don't want to meddle with source code, version updates, complicated module installations or any other overly technical things. And yet Trident is a powerful, modern, open-source CMS that would intrigue a developer just as much.
Trident is distributed via Online.me. Additional “Apps” for Trident can be downloaded via Trident Studio - the site configuration system that comes with every Trident installation. Studio is accessible at domain/studio.
Developers can create and submit their Apps for Trident via BoonEx Market.
Beautiful. Responsive. Tap-Friendly. Retina-Ready.
First and foremost Trident is designed for responsiveness. We test on mobiles, tablets and desktops. Today's social networks get most of their traffic from mobile devices and we prioritise accordingly. We make sure that all graphics support 1x and 2x resolution, and all interface icons are vector-based. Typography, link targets and navigation are all optimised for tap-control and reading from compact screens.
The power of being able to both use and manage a social network "on-the-go" is incredible. Users get hooked and keep coming back, admins can manage content instantly and site operators are free to control their social networks even while on a leisurely vacation!
Trident is fine-tuned to make your social networks feel modern, sleek and well... friendly! It's new, yet familiar. It's somehow intuitive and relaxed. Trident is bringing the content and social interactions forward. It gives live to your idea.
Trident features an unprecedented configuration system, called
. Idea behind Studio is in separation of site content administration and general site configuration. They are different jobs, often for different people. Administration can be done by trusted site members (such as moderators) or by hired admins. Configuration, however, is a creative process that reflects ideas and vision of the "artist" - the site operator - yourself. Studio is the place where all the site settings, pages, modules, languages, templates and plugins are controlled. We call them Trident Apps. Every app adds and changes functionality - it is just a building block - you can mix and match Apps to achieve whatever you have in mind.
Core configuration Apps, such as Pages, Navigation, Forms, Permissions, Designer and Polyglot allow deep customisation of the site structure, design, database and layout.
Building a site page, for example, is just a matter of choosing the right blocks and configuring their visibility for different members.
This Is Just The Beginning
True power of Trident is in Apps. The Apps that are yet to come from developers, designers, linguists, service providers, plugin-makers - creators. And come they will! Trident is a unique SocialCMS that makes a perfect "base" for the new ecosystem to emerge and flourish. Trident will continue to evolve and will become the world's best social network platform.