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Weebly’s not so wobbly

Oct - 3 - 2007
Nicole C. Engard

I had lunch with Janie Hermann today and she told me about Weebly. Weebly claims to be the easiest way to create an publish a website – and I have to say it’s one of the easiest out there – if you don’t know any better ;) What do I mean? Well, I know my HTML and my CSS, so I like to have control, but for those who have no (or minimal) web skills – this tool is for them!!

Weebly lets you drag and drop widgets/page pieces onto the screen, change the layout, change the template and publish you page – bing-bang-boom – you’re done!

On possible use for Weebly (that Janie mentioned – gotta give her the credit) is if you just need a website for a little while – for something small like a family reunion or a presentation – why not create a quick Weebly page (and it is quick) and use that?

The best part is that Weebly will host your site ad-free for free! Also, if you already have a domain name – or have your own domain name – Weebly will host it for free (you just buy the domain).

Sounds like a pretty handy tool and something to keep and eye on.

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5 Responses so far.

  1. Mark says:

    Ad-free? Uh, how do they pay for this wonderful service they are providing?

    See the TOS #11:

  2. Hi Mark,

    We don’t put any advertising on our members sites, and you’re even welcome to put your own advertising on your site and collect 100% of the revenues. Our lawyers just made us include paragraph 11 in case, for any reason, we did have advertising on these pages.

    But to make things clear: We don’t have any form of advertisement on our user’s pages, and we don’t ever intend to do so.

  3. Nicole says:

    Thanks for clarifying David!

  4. Mark says:

    That’s nice to hear. I do have my own venue, though I agree with Nicole then that it’d be a great place for beginners, etc.

    I still really have to wonder how they are making their $$ though. I was taught to look a gift horse in the mouth. And if they have an adequate business/funding model then–lawyers be danged–there’s no reason for that clause at all.

    I guess as with anything, use it as your own risk.

  5. Patricia Thompson says:

    WOW. I’ve been looking for a place to put up a website for our humane society. Maybe this is it. I can’t wait to play around with it!

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