Users can also now take advantage of drag-and-drop forms that bind to data held within the vendor's underlying Force.com platform. In a demonstration, Salesforce.com showed how a user could quickly create a website that showed current job listings as well as allow visitors to submit applications.
The new site-building tools are easy enough for marketing departments and other end users to adopt without help from IT, said Mike Rosenbaum, vice president, Force.com operations.
"Our customers have told us that the frustrating part of the Web development process is waiting for the various people involved in the process to move data," he said. Now that friction is gone, yet developers still have the same range of "very powerful mechanism" to control a website's look and feel, Rosenbaum said.
Rypple is generally available now, with pricing starting at $5 per user per month. A Phenomenal edition, which adds in an employee goals feature, costs $9 per user per month.
Site.com is also available now. It costs $1,500 per site per month, plus $125 per month per publisher user and $20 per month for each contributor user. Salesforce.com is running a pricing promotion through April that offers two publisher licenses, two contributor licenses and one site for $825 per month.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and others are expected to discuss the announcements further during the Cloudforce conference later Thursday.
Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris's email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com.
Correction: This story as originally posted incorrectly stated the title of Force.com executive Mike Rosenbaum. The article has been amended.