If you’ve got a business to run, getting stuff onto your website can be a pain. You’ve got to ask your Web person to do it, or do it yourself. If you’re doing it yourself, it can be confusing. It takes longer than it should, so you hesitate to update your site — and so you lose sales.
What if you could just type onto the Web page, as if the page were a word processor page?
With new Web editor Barley, you seem to be able to do just that. I say “seem” because the developers are only allowing 1,000 people to sign up a day — and there’s a backlog of over 37,000 people who want to get in.
I put my name down, of course. Some of my clients would love to be able to change bits and pieces on their websites themselves.
Barley seems delightfully simple — see the video below.
This article, Barley Aims To Be The Absolute Simplest Way To Create And Edit Websites | TechCrunch, reports:
“When Devroe (product co-founder) discussed the competitive landscape, he first mentioned WordPress, which can indeed be pretty complicated — and I say that as someone who’s writing and publishing this post through WordPress. There are simpler website building tools, such as Weebly, but Devroe pointed out that even in those cases, you still have to use a separate interface to lay out the page and edit the content.”
Agreed, Weebly’s easy to use, as are similar Web editing apps, but I can see the appeal of an app like Barley — I like it myself.
With some 37,000 people ahead of me however, it’ll be a couple of months until I get some hands-on experience with it. (Curses… :-))