Bento is a tool to enable content owners to create and customize their own web properties at PBS.
Bento starts out with the ability to create and modify property promotional pages. Promotional Pages are single page web sites that enables properties that don't have the budget or the means to develop a custom web site to still have a web presence at pbs.org. Through the use a simple and easy to use web site, the property producer/content editor or will be able to insert their promotional story, images, links to videos, site titles and more. These single pages web sites will provide viewers with access to the properties localized TV schedules, promotional video clips, sample information and branded content from the show.
Bento continues to evolve with tools for web editors and site designers to be able to customize and configure the majority of the web site look and feel. Through end-user tools for the configuration of the web site templates, layout, configuration, and content of each of the modules which are embedded on the web sites pages, the site can be customized with a minimal of technical knowledge.
In addition to site customization, Bento can also deliver a full featured pbs web site on top of the powerful pbs infrastructure framework. These full featured templated web sites are ready to be further customized and built upon by web developers to be shaped into a custom user experience. This framework skeleton provides all the tools needed to leverage the pbs enterprise infrastructure services such as the video portal, site localization, user authentication, system wide search, what's related, and many more.