Eventually I tested Google Page Creator, a little tool to simply produce websites, on the fly, for free. When I read David Pogue’s NYT column (you need a registration, but it’s free) on page creator, it sounded overly enthusiastic:
Page Creator is so amazingly simple, I had already completed my first sample page before I even discovered that it has a Help screen.
Also, personally I don’t exactly need an online website creator. But usually, Pogue can be trusted when it comes to testing tech, so… Time to give it a try.
What can I say? It’s true. It’s by far the best online editor I’ve ever come across. (Doesn’t match a Dreamweaver in terms of features, of course. But it doesn’t match Dreamweaver in complexity, either, and it doesn’t cost $399 (€555 in Germany!), either.)
That said, this is some serious editor: Extremely simple to use, like drag&drop images and nice & simple formatting. And it’s absolutely free. Not ad-supported, but totally free. Hosting included. This is really good stuff! Bye-bye, cheap online webhosters. You’ve just been voted out.
If you have any interest whatsoever in getting some private or other small website and don’t wanna call your friend’s sister’s nerd boyfriend, go check it out. This is the tool for you.
(Sign-up is still via waiting list, but they’re pretty fast in serving the demand.)
Interessante Geschichte, die Anna Kühne da erzählt, über Herrn Holznagel, der gegen seinen Willen eine Homepage bekommen sollte, und sich dagegenzu wehren versucht. Worauf ihn die Firma, die ihm die Homepage angeboten hat, ihn auf 250.000 Euro verklagt hat: Morgen läuft die Gerichtsverhandlung an…
When I saw the TV ad for the new Osram Dot-Its, I couldn’t help thinking of the near-classic LED throwies… Same concept (cheap LED lights, attachable wherever you need or want them), same style in a way (the image above may be misleading: in the TV ads, Osram have their DOT-ITs stick to turntables, skateboards and other street-cred stuff…). Like, another example of big company adapting to a subculture development.