Making The Web Go

Sites hum with Vignette's software, which helps publish and manage Net content

It's a beautiful warm spring evening in downtown Austin, Tex., and the patrons are flitting around Serranos bar and restaurant, eyeing name tags and ordering $5 frozen margaritas. More than 1,000 people are here for Austin's High-Tech Happy Hour, a monthly schmooze fest. Most work for the local dot-coms springing up all over, but nearly everyone wishes they worked for Vignette Corp. "Vignette is the dot-com that made it," says Harry Pape, 32, a freelance marketing consultant and longtime Austin resident who co-founded the happy hour. "They're the example that everyone looks up to."

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