Websela prototype is now online

Posted on: May 30, 2013

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This is the big day, I guess. I have a prototype here and it’s flopping into life like a small frog that is probably still mostly tadpole.


The idea is simple: register to instantly create a website; and, then upload code from your desktop image to develop the site. You provide a username and email. The username becomes a subdomain of websela.com (i.e. redcar.websela.com ). An automatically generated link is provided to take you to your site.

Download the related development framework, make some changes, dirty a package, and then with the url, username and password (emailed to you) use Monticello to send code changes to the site. You are not sending code to a repository, but instead to a live image.

I have GreenNeon (my framework) up so far. I have Seaside working too. They both use WebClient, so I can use the same code for both. There is only so much I can do in a day, so I’ll add it in the next couple of days. Altitude next week. Then a user will be able to chose by radio button on the form, which framework they want to work with.

If by the time you get to it Websela is returning nothing but walkbacks and proxy errors, oh well. I need to some form validation too, so there’s lots of opportunity for things to go wrong. That’s OK. It’ll harden. I’ll learn every time it falls over.

On internet radio right now (io80s New Wave) Howard Jones is singing Things Can Only Get Better. Yes.




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