Nelson, New Zealand (PRWEB) December 9, 2004
Teenagers just love pictures, posters, scrapbooks and magazines. And where better than the Internet to find images of their pop stars, words of their favorite song or advice on cosmetics, skin care, health and who knows what else. What is missing is a place to gather, organize and selectively share this information with friends or family. Lines of Inquiry (priced at $39.99) is software that addresses this very issue by letting young users (or old) create portable websites that can be emailed. After collecting their images and content users add their own thoughts then, at the click of a button, bundle it off to their friends Â perhaps as a Christmas gift.
But Lines of Inquiry (or LOI) goes past just creating ÂemailableÂ websites. Youthful users can also email their sites to the developers who, for no charge, will publish it on their web server. Now most of us are rightfully dubious about these Âfree hostingÂ offers, because they usually donÂt include the extras and the cost of the domain name. Other hosting services earn revenue from pop-ups, banners and ad-ware to name a few. The developers, GreenRock Software, assure us these ÂfeaturesÂ are not included. They also have overcome the domain name expense by using sub-domains - users get a free web address like Âsusan.sdotcom.comÂ or Âdave.4boss.comÂ. But best of all, users donÂt have to learn any web-tech whatsoever Â in either creating the site or establishing their web presence.
Using LOI to build a portable website is fast and uncomplicated Â with no messy HTML or other troublesome code. In the interests of simplicity, the need to build a website menu has been eliminated altogether. This ÂimpossibleÂ became possible using XML technology to store the entire website content in a single file Â no matter how many web pages it contains. Technically, the location of each web page within the XML file describes where each page appears in the menu.
However, none of this is of consequence to the user who is delightfully unaware of the workings behind the scenes. So much so that when one of my computer-challenged colleagues was heard to say,ÂOk, IÂve created my pages, now how do I make a websiteÂ, it was already finished and ready to be emailed.
LOI is more than just email with pictures; it lets Internet newcomers arrange thoughts and images then selectively distribute them free of cost. IsnÂt that what teenagers are about!
For additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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