Speck is an open-source content management framework built as a library of ColdFusion custom tags which is used to build Internet content management systems. It is distributed with an example CMS that provides a set of out-of-the-box content management capabilities. Speck takes an object-based approach to content management, making it possible to assemble a web site that addresses content management requirements using pre-built components. In addition, the tag library enables developers to rapidly configure and extend the system to meet specific requirements. The object-based approach is similar to that of Macromedia Spectra. However, Speck is smaller in scope and we believe developers will find Speck far easier to work with than Spectra. Speck requires ColdFusion 5 or later but has been designed to be operating system, database and web server independent and has been tested on Windows and Linux with Access, MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Firebird and MySQL and both IIS and Apache.