I am jumping the gun here, but today is my deadline, so I'm just going to do it. I've "launched" a new site: genevawebsites.com.
This is the culmination of many years work. There is still a lot more to do, but at a very basic level it is functional and so I want to start getting feedback as soon as possible.
I have a blog on the new site where I will post about the site as it matures: genevawebsites.com/blog/
And you can use it to build a website of your own by going to: genevawebsites.com/createsite/
There probably isn't enough documentation yet for you to get very far, but you never know. New sites created will initially exist at something.genevawebsites.com where "something" is a name you supply on the /checkitout/ page. You build your site at that URI, and then if someone decides to stick with it they can supply a "real" URI ("whateveryouwant.com") which I can map to your something.genevawebsites.com subdomain.
I'll have a lot more to say in the coming days, but I wanted to give myself a little birthday present by launching at least something today. Have fun.
yahoo, happy birthday to you! this is great, jim. i'm going to try to get our community to get one, i think it wold make a lot of things much easier for us. congrats and clink clink, i'll pretend i have champagne here.
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very cool! Way to see something all the way through.
congrats, now i have absolutely no excuse for not having a website. i cant seem to get anything but the blog today though...
Thanks everyone. MB, I've updated the create a site link above which I moved this morning. The front page of genevawebsites.com doesn't contain anything yet (just "Very Soon...). And, really, as I mention on the blog over there, this isn't quite ready yet since it's lacking enough documentation, and there is only one template so far which is very basic (and without the docs doesn't let you really do anything.) I'll announce here when it's actually minimally ready. Hopefully end of this week or beginning of next.
Assuming this is a for profit venture, will you charge bloggers or finance through advertizing? Shall I reach out to fb friends? Of course I'd give a strong recommendation.
Thanks Steve. More news coming next week. Almost ready...