I’ve very briefly mentioned Synthasite, a website-building application, in the past. I thought it was okay, but that there were better similar tools out there.
The Webware blog posted today about a pretty major overhaul of the site, and compared it favorably to Wix, which I’ve recently written about.
I checked-out Synthasite’s new look, and also was impressed. I’d say it, like Wix, is a bit too complicated to have my students use, but teachers might want to create resources using it.
I do have one major reservation, though — it took a very long time to load, both at home and at school. It might just be getting a lot of traffic today. But I’d probably shy away from it if this was typical. (Note: A staffperson from the site just left a comment saying they would fix the loading problem shortly)
You can find a link to Synthasite, along with links to many other web-building tools, on my website under Website Development.
Thanks for the review Larry! We’re really excited about the new look and feel. The long load times that you’re seeing in the tool are not at all normal and we hope to have it solved shortly. It usually runs very quickly.
On another note, I’d love to understand what we could do to make the tool friendlier for your students.
Hadn’t heard of this one but there seems to be a lot of these types of sites coming online now. Another one is http://www.weebly.com which lets you create your website and add a blog all in the same place!