[REBOL] What should we bake? Re:(2)
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 22-Sep-2000 16:29
I can see some potential here for small business and individuals that dont
get significant traffic, creating a REBOL a la CGI web site builder and
manager. Wrap up the best of CGI. Market it to ISP's and register.coms? If
it reduces ISP tech support calls, they may be happy to distribute it.
On the downside this market seems to lack good inflection points--areas where
you can gain entrance/acceptance into a market place. ISP's is one, but they
may already set in thier ways when it comes to these things. Register.com's?
They may have paying sponsors that would frown on this. Easily overlooked in
the waft of supposed site builders at download.com. I cant see the
conventional net search and word of mouth working too well for this app
The application could be built in many versions, or with many add-on
I can see such an application highly valuable to some people, but how do you
get in thier hands? In fact this is a problem for any app. It should be
self promoting, self dispensing.
> With companies like Register.com enticing everyone and their
> brother, dog, and grandmother to "register" their own domain, there
> will be increased demand for simple Web site building solutions.
> Tools like Microsoft Front Page are not the answer because the user
> still needs to use FTP and to understand too many other things
> about building a Web site. It is not simple enough.
> The simplest Web site building solution is a server-side application
> with a Web-based control panel. My vision is the following...
> 1. A user goes to a page on the Web where they can use the Web
> site building tool. After selecting which site functionalities they would
> like to include, they enter their credit card number, etc., and then
> move on to the site building process.
> 2. The user chooses the overall structure and layout and design of
> the site from a set of templates. Each template has a set of major
> regions where the user can choose to "plug in" the elements of a
> Web page, including photographs, chat interfaces, tables of links,
> journals, diaries, etc., etc.
> 3. The user finishes and clicks "Done."
> When the user is building the site, the program behind the interface
> could be building a REBOL script which executes upon visiting the
> user's URL and dynamically builds the page. The script is built using
> REBOL "plug-ins," functions designed to display a specific site
> element or designed to call upon some other functionality.
> Of course, the application should be using Cascading Style Sheets
> for better style control and the application would have to be tested
> against multiple browsers in multiple environments for the most
> consistent rendering possible.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is
limited. Imagination encircles the world.