The very easiest way to put up a web page is to use a hosted blogging
solution, the simplest of which is Blogger. Anyone who has an email
address can sign up for a free Blogger account and, in about ten
minutes, have their very own blog website up and running. This site
will be accessible throughout the Internet at an address such as
cincinnatipages.blogspot.com, where the first part of the address is
chosen by the blog owner. The design of each page is automatically
kept consistent by the preselected blog template, which can later be
changed. The blog owner can allow multiple authorized users to edit
the site content. The free version of Blogger is supported by ads that
automatically appear on each page. After an upgrade to a paid Blogger
package, the ads disappear.
The chief drawback of using Blogger is that it restricts the website
contents to a blogging format. This means that its contents consist
primarily of chronologically arranged entries, with the latest shown
first. The Blogger software automatically makes archival pages of
older entries, and allows for non-chronological pages such as "About"
and "Links". The primary thrust of a blog, however, will always be
on chronological information. This makes Blogger ideal for sites that
feature news and views, and less suitable for permanent content.
The chief competitors to Blogger are LiveJournal and TypePad, which offer
greater flexibility in site design and features, though at the expense
of increased complexity. Both services are owned by the same company,
Six Apart. LiveJournal is its free offering, while TypePad offers paid
For a more freeform approach to site layout that does not restrict
administrators to the blog format but still offers simple graphical
design tools, you should consider GeoCities and its main competitor,
Tripod. At one time there were many more services that offered free
webhosting with graphical page design, but most of them folded during
the dotcom crash until these two heavyweight contenders, one backed by
Yahoo! and the other by Lycos, remained. What GeoCities and Tripod have
in common with each other is an easy-to-use, step-by-step approach to
website construction that emphasizes consistency and simplicity.
As with Blogger, both services come in an ad-supported free version with
the option of upgrading to an ad-free paid package. Registration is free,
requiring nothing more than an email address. The GeoCities graphical
site design tool is called PageWizards, while the more advanced tool for
HTML aficionados is called PageBuilder. PageWizards users will be able
to select from a number of basic templates, which can later be swapped
for another template or customized. The Tripod system is very similar,
offering a basic graphical editor called Site Builder and a more advanced
tool called HTML Editor.
Tripod: Build & Edit
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