Mozilla intros 'ridiculously simple' website creator: Thimble

Summary:Mozilla debuts a simple website creator of its own, Thimble, which allows Internet users to publish sites written in HTML and CSS from the browser window within minutes.

Making it easier than ever to make your own simple webpage to spread the memes of your dreams, Mozilla has introduced Thimble, touted as "ridiculously simple" for making websites.

Taking on the likes of Wordpress, Thimble is targeted at basically anyone interested in creating and sharing their own webpages and other projects in as fast as a few minutes.

The difference here is that Thimble isn't really a blog-type page creator, but rather maybe more like the AOL-owned About.Me splash page maker for those Internet users with a little HTML and CSS knowledge.

Matt Thompson, communications director and chief storyteller for the Mozilla Foundation, described on the official Mozilla blog that Thimble "removes many of the barriers for novice users trying to learn code, and includes a series of starter projects and templates to help anyone get started quickly."

To get started, Thimble is a simple visual editor that allows users write and edit HTML within a browser window, and then preview and publish after that.

Along with Thimble, Mozilla is simultaneous introducing, which will essentially serve as a gallery for promoting how to use Thimble as well as other Mozilla web creation tools. It will also host 3D web pages and projects from partners such as Tumblr, the London Zoo, and the New York Public Library.

Screenshot via Mozilla Thimble


Topics: Enterprise Software


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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