- Great for web designers
- Great for clients
- Powerful CMS
- Flexible Templates
- Not just for small sites
- Great for Developers
- First-class Support
With a template system designed by pedantic front-end engineers, Perch leaves you in full control of your site’s HTML.
Perch leaves all the markup to you – if what you’re publishing is text-based, then Perch will make it easy for you to do. That means HTML5 pages are supported as fully as HTML 4 or XHTML.
Our forms functionality does have specific HTML5 support, enabling you to publish all the HTML5 field types, and backing up HTML5 client validation rules with the same rules on the server, all automatically.
Perch has UTF8 support throughout, so publishing in extended character sets is possible. We’ve seen customers using both Japanese and Hebrew without trouble.
See the video on creating templates for more on how the templates offer you full markup control.
So if you use jQuery, Dojo Toolkit, Prototype, or just like to write your own front-end code, you shouldn’t have any trouble integrating it with Perch.
As a CMS for web designers our templating system keeps out of the way of your responsive design approach. For example you can instruct Perch to never output a width and height on images.