There are a slew of very low barrier to entry webpage creation tools, one even claiming to be a Simple Content Management System. As if blogging weren’t easy enough, here are a few tools that are quick and dirty but might come in handy.
Displaying text on the web doesn’t get any easier than using jotit.com. There’s no registration, you can create a custom URL (http://walkingpaper.jotit.com) and even change the color of the page. And it spits out a Atom feed if you ask it to.
How many times have you started a blog via blogger.com for practice or as a test? How many times have you forgotten about it afterwards? Here’s a tool that is designed for you to forget about it. disposableWebPage.com is a MediaWiki installation that lets anyone make pages and set an expiration date from 0 to 90 days. This might be useful for those top secret spy communiquÃ©s, or perhaps delivering information to library patrons. I find the idea of intentionally ephemeral webpages interesting.
Here are a few ideas example uses for these quick and dirty webpage creation tools:
- sharing/group editing of meeting/project notes across employees, or across libraries
- creating subject guides, bibliographies, or assignment guides for students
- keeping track of books to buy
- keeping track of which movies the library owns when out shopping for items
- tricking a reluctant staff member into blogging (jk)