Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Google Web Editor – Rumour

Category: UI, Web20

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Google is *rumoured* to be working on an Ajax web page editor:

Google has a project codenamed trogdor, an ajax webpage editor for creating web pages. = geocities except with a javascript page creator.

Google or not, an Ajax-style GeoCities makes sense. We’ve seen portal-like editors like Dobrado that make light work of page creation by novices. Even Protopage makes a good editor for someone who wants to whip up a quick homepage. We also have many rich text editors being used in production, such as JotSpot‘s use of the Dojo Rich Text Editor.

Tools like these not only make basic HTML generation a breeze, but could also help create some Ajax features too. Imagine a Portlet editor using drag-and-drop to set up the link flow. Another example is a Live Search widget, allowing all pages managed by the user to be searched.

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One can only hope…

Comment by Olivia — February 11, 2006

would love to see what they come up with

Comment by rob — February 11, 2006

HTMLjive, the first JavaScript HTML editor, just celebrated its 10th birthday. So maybe Google is behind the times? :)

Comment by Ray Daly — February 11, 2006

more sites & projects using ajax can be found in http://www.ajaxprojects.com

Comment by Visitor — February 11, 2006

hope they’ll be as good as Neo-CMS http://www.neo-cms.be

Comment by Winnie — February 12, 2006

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Pingback by ABr’s Blog » Blog Archive » Google Web Editor - Rumour — February 12, 2006

Is it going to be something like http://www.carbonmade.com/ ?

Comment by asdf — February 12, 2006

But I don’t want an Ajax web editor!

Comment by Joe Anderson — February 12, 2006

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Pingback by Podcast Browser » Blog Archive » Rumor — Google Web Editor — February 12, 2006

Hey,

I’ve been reading your blog for a while and love it. Speaking of Google, I searched for AJAX forum and the number one site was in Dutch! granted, they had a tiny english section and nothing against Dutch (My wife is Dutch), but to try to learn more about AJAX, I really don’t want to deal with a language barrier as well.

Nonetheless, I’ve since then set up a forum called http://www.discussxml.com which will deal with AJAX as one of the topics. Come on over and visit. It’s new but should get up and running with more members soon. And helpful contributions would be awesome!

Comment by Corby — February 12, 2006

I really don’t see the need of an AJAX web editor.

Comment by Anand — February 12, 2006

Is this just another FCKEditor?
Don’t they already have what they need in Blogger?

Or possibly this is some super CSS-based editor.

Comment by Ernie Oporto — February 12, 2006

Google rumors: Ajax web page creator?

More Google rumors on the horizon. Now it’s an Ajax based web site creator code named: trogdor. Would be interesting if Google comes out with such a thing, although I wouldn’t hold my breath. They would have to launch a…

Trackback by LUX.ET.UMBRA — February 12, 2006

Corby – you probably went to a site about the Dutch football club Ajax by mistake :P

Comment by Someone — February 12, 2006

Interesting idea, I’ll be curious to see what the finished product looks like. Hopefully we don’t see another Gtalk with minimal features and looks like it was just pumped out as fast as possible. I’m worried Google is trying to do too much with too many products, I’d much rather see a few decent innovative products than everything with a Google brand on it. Can someone say monopoly?

Comment by Hyarion — February 12, 2006

Ajax in dutch is a soccerteam from Amsterdam. I don´t think it´s what you´ve been looking for.

Comment by van Oosterhout — February 12, 2006

lol!!! You know what! I realized that after some more research this morning! I was looking through the AJAX section and was thinking to myself? “I know European English is different than North American Eglish???” But after readin in a few pages, I came to that realization! lol

Comment by Corby Simpson — February 12, 2006

Here’s bad news to whoever broke this – every trusted beta tester of that product sees a different ‘codename’ for the product.

In other words, whoever was assigned ‘trogdor’ just told Google they broke their NDA!

Comment by Seth Brundle — February 12, 2006

Google already has an editor. It’s called Blogger.

Comment by Michael Martine — February 12, 2006

Ajaxian.com

More interesting stuff about Ajax at the Ajaxian website. Rumor has it that Google is working on an Ajax

Trackback by Dog Food — February 12, 2006

[...] Ajaxian and Valleywag are talking about the “Google is building a browser-based web page editor” rumor.  We (Homestead) delivered a browser-based (Ajax) web site design tool last year at Demo 05.  We call it SiteBuilder Lite.  SBL is compatible with our primary editing tool, SiteBuilder, and is usually a user’s first stop for customizing their site after selecting one of over 2000 professionaly-built QuickSite designs as a starting point. [...]

Pingback by John Tokash » Web Design in a Browser (with Ajax) — February 12, 2006

The digg effect has begun

Comment by MrBeanie — February 12, 2006

Ok, so if this is true it would mean Google is moving into the hosting space. All their other products are free, so does this mean Google is positioning itself to offer free hosting? They already give you 2.5 gigs of space free for a GMail account.

Forget the editor, free hosting is the real story.

Comment by joe bob — February 12, 2006

Lets wait and see…

Comment by Ivan Minic — February 12, 2006

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Codename Trogdor!? what, where is Codename Strong Bad or Codename Homestar Runner? They should ask me next time. :)

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Pingback by One Last thing at Brandon’s Blog — February 13, 2006

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I think Google should use TinyMCE (http://tinymce.moxiecode.com).

Comment by Mark — February 13, 2006

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This would be great if it turn out to be true – the more applications that we can run from anywhere and that free us from our desktop PCs the better.

Comment by Mike Giffiths — February 13, 2006

omg they stole from http://www.homestarrunner.com i mean trogdor they used trogdor for the code name its not a code name its TROGDOR THE BURNINATER that is a character from there see for yourself

ps its sooo cool u rearly should watch

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail58.html

Comment by Danny — February 13, 2006

[...] Over the last few months they have hired an extraordinary amount of new innovative minds (very reminiscent of the 90’s) and R&D spending and new technology development is at very high levels. What is truly interesting is that where Google developed their core through “business to business” revenues, they are now beginning to shift into uncharted waters and focus on the business to consumer industry. With the Google Video service, their new Paypal-like service, web editor, music service (which was said to be a rumor but it makes sense with the direction they are headed), and who knows what else, the general shift is towards the consumer and moving away from what made them a tech giant. [...]

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Pingback by Tiziano ’s Blog » Google Trogdor Web Editor — February 13, 2006

Trogdor is a Dragon Man Not a Web Application

But everyone knows Trogdor is not a blog editor or a web editor but a dragon with a muscular human arm.

Trackback by Bloggers Blog — February 14, 2006

Trogdor was an editor. No, he was an AJAX editor. Burninating the Angelfire. Burnating the Yahoo. Burninating all the free web sites. And their thatched roof HTML!!!

Comment by Lance — February 16, 2006

what is ajax…hmmm, i search now

Comment by Meimei — February 18, 2006

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Pingback by Geeks On Tech » Blog Archive » GOT Cast #15 — February 20, 2006

Well, looks like you were right…

http://pages.google.com/

Comment by darley — February 23, 2006

[...] In general, the excitement seems a bit low – much like other Google products that have been hyped or rumoured before the actual launch (say Google Base, Google Video, Google Talk, etc). Nevertheless, I think Google Pages is pretty strategic. It is an important component that allows Google to compete with Microsoft’s Office Live services (Minus a domain management service) in capturing the Small Business Market. Imagine free web hosting service – tied to Google Account for accountability – with Google Base for product catalogues, Google Mail +Talk for sales or product supports, AdSense for marketing, and Google Analytics for measuring marketing performance. Why would Google do that? If I put Google payment infrastructure (which is currently used in Google Video) into the picture, Google would be able to tap into a new source of revenues from these so-called long-tailed businesses. Less grander scenario, I hope to see Google Pages and Blogger merge their features – allow bloggers to easily build and customize their blogs [...]

Pingback by albert.tanutama.com » Blog Archive » Google Pages — February 23, 2006

the google incorpore the writely (web word processor)… look
http://www2.writely.com/info/WritelyOverflowWelcome.htm

Comment by Ayres — March 31, 2006

Google Pages is really nice because they are one of the few(if not only) who do not place banner ads on your free site. However, you must use your email for the web address.

I recomend using a free no ads url masking service. http://v2w.org will let you mask any web site to http://WhatEverYouWant.v2w.org

So for instance, if your gmail is johndoe@gmail.com and your google page is johndoe.googlepages.com you can sign up for free with V2W and basically change the address of your google page to JohnsPlace.v2w.org, for example. And you still won’t have to display any banners or ads.

Comment by Scott — April 22, 2006

dsds

Comment by gdg — May 4, 2006

Hello, look at googlepages.com

Comment by Maik — July 11, 2006

very good

Comment by boscohxy — August 22, 2006

Interesting!
I would really love to see what the big G comes up with :-)

Comment by Phil de Fontenay — September 17, 2006

I know really goode Ajax editor – 1st JavaScript Editor.
There are some else not bad Ajax editors.

Comment by Igor — November 10, 2006

which books do you suggest about ajax ?
thanks

Comment by posizionamento google — December 16, 2006

“Foundations of Ajax” and “Ajax in Action”.

Comment by Igor — January 11, 2007

It’s called Page Creator and it definitely exists. It would never work for a real business’ website but it is very Geocities.

Comment by Dylan — May 8, 2007

Excellent web site I will be visiting often

Comment by url redirect — July 13, 2007

this has helped me so much!!! thanks

Comment by Web Hosting Reviews — August 19, 2007

My guess is that these websites will only be accessible through Google AdWords.

Comment by internettmarkedsforing — January 18, 2008

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