Thursday, February 23, 2006

Google launches an AJAX web authoring and hosting application

Alas, it's toast right now:
Google Page Creator is having a little trouble right now.

This is not because of anything you did; it's just a little hiccup in our system that will hopefully go away soon. We apologize for the inconvenience, and recommend you try reloading this page.
Very interesting if it will allow me to host images, PDFs, etc. Great for small organizations. A significant problem, however, is likely to be moving data from one account to another -- something that's important for small organizations, volunteer groups, etc. Bloglines has the same problem.

I guess this is what will replace FrontPage for most users ...

Update: I got it working. Both this site and Gmail are up and down however, must be one heck of a load! You can upload files, such as PDFs, from the page manager and then link to them from the pages.

At the moment it appears to be a single user service linked to a single account. However, I found out that they've implemented page locks, which can be broken. So it's designed to be multi-user.

I wonder if they'll eventually allow site content to migrate between Gmail accounts? The URLs won't migrate, they include the account owner name. There's a 100MB site size limit at the moment.

Google is going to "own" our digital identities. This makes me wonder when the Google word processor will come out.

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