Rhizomer is a generic semantic metadata browser and editor. It is based on “classic” HTML paradigms (table, form, etc.) in order to provide an easy and accessible user experience. For end-users, it looks like the web pages they are used to deal with. However, the semantics that lay behind are used to improve the user experience through an AJAX-enhanced web interface. The user interface is fed by a metadata storage abstraction layer, which offers a SPARQL endpoint and implements the DESCRIBE SPARQL primitive in order to improve the usability of the resulting metadata fragments. The metadata component is combined with a wiki engine that helps managing the content intended for human consumption. Altogether, both components build a simple yet powerful platform for Semantic Web portals.