Pagebin Launches

A new web service called Pagebin has just launched that provides instant free web pages with no user registration required and does not force advertisements onto user's pages. In the past there have always been free web hosting providers, but never before has there been a Pagebin. Free web page hosting has always been plagued with complicated sign-up processes and annoying pop-up and banner ads. With Pagebin those are now things of the past.


So how does Pagebin work and what does it do exactly? Well, lets take a look. When you first visit you're presented with a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor that Pagebin calls the “Easy Editor.” Right from the start you can begin building a web page. The Easy Editor has a rich feature set for formatting a web page and gives you the ability to upload media such as images and flash content.


There is also a button that allows you to switch to the “Raw Code Editor.” The Raw Code Editor is meant for people who know HTML or other client-side languages and would like to work on the source code of their pages manually. The Raw Code Editor has basic code editing functionality that you might expect such as sytax highlighting and find & replace. You can switch back and forth between both editor types without losing any of your work. It is also worth mentioning that all client-side scripting languages are allowed on Pagebin.


Once you have your page the way you want it you only have to select what posting options you would like to use. The first option is “Page Expiration” which allows you to specify when (if ever) you would like your page to become unavailable. You may choose Never, 10 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day, or 1 month. Next is “Page Exposure.” This simply allows you to set your page as public or private. A private page is the same as a public page except that it wont be listed in the Pagebin directory and it will not be indexed by search engines. Next we have “Page Title” which is self explanatory. Finally we have the “Password” option. This allows you to set a password so that you can edit your page after you have posted it. Both page title and password are optional.


Pagebin also has a searchable directory of all public pages that have not expired. The directory holds information such as page content, titles, date posted, expiry, hit count, and a thumbnail showing you what the page looks like. The last 5 thumbnails generated can be viewed on the home page.


So, Pagebin can give us quick web pages without any hassle but what about creating an entire web site? Creating a multiple page website is most certainly possible with this service. All you would have to do is create multiple Pagebin pages and link them together. You could even register a domain and forward it to a Pagebin page which you could then of course link to the other Pagebin pages that make up your web site.


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