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Web pages generated from text files

Wiki idea

Most web pages or entire website are solely informational: they might have fancy design but do not have any sophisticated features.

An efficient way to create or update such web pages is to generate them (HTML files) from text files that can be edited in a simple text editor available even on a mobile phone.

This is how wikipedia works; the same idea is used at Lean Web Solutions.

Wiki format is indeed for everyone; even if you are an experienced programmer, it is faster to update a text file for a wiki page than HTML-code. My personal website was shutdown for two years just because I never had time to update it before I converted it into a wiki website.

Social networks vs Wiki

Creating a wiki page is as simple as posting on Facebook: one just needs to edit a text file similar to this one, and it will be automatically converted into a web page.

While social networks are more suitable for local news, wiki articles are supposed to remain relevant for longer time.

Personally I could not run my Facebook account because

I prefer to update my texts for months until they finally seem perfect to me. With this philosophy in mind I prefer writing wiki type of articles.

Business and Personal

Prices

There is a *free trial* period (one month). The prices indicated below are valid for wiki websites smaller than 100 megabytes.

Default design

If you choose default (ascetic) design: there is no setup fee, $1.06/month for the service, hosting included.

Custom design

If you prefer custom design, we charge you (one time) for the wiki template creation: in case you already have a website created by Lean Web Solutions and want your new wiki website to have the same design, we will charge you $30.67; otherwise we implement new design for $92 if you provide JPEG pictures or for $138 in case there is only verbal description.

Once the wiki website is activated, $1.06/month for the service, hosting included.

This web page

This webpage's text source demonstrates how to make

Other features supported: images, using icons and tables.

We (almost) follow Wikipedia text format – that is, our wiki files can be converted into Wikipedia format and vice versa. (These formatting rules essentially come from emacs org mode and LaTeX conventions.)

How it works

In order to update this web page I edit text file with the same name. (This file is stored in the cloud in Germany.)

Within 15 minutes the updated web page is ready on (password-protected) draft wiki website, where I can press the button "publish" after I proof read it.

Similarly, you will get a link providing (both read and write) access to your source wiki directory. Your (password-protected) draft.wiki.website will be auto-updated when you add and edit text files in the cloud.

Check the tutorial for more information.