Saturday, 14 April 2018

Microsites, minisites and weblets, part III


A word about weblets

So Microsoft uses weblets to describe features on its Enterprise Portal software; that's not what the guys at NASA (below) were talking about.

Picking up on "usually maintained by a single individual or organization and located at a single site" then sites such as or About.me could be considered as hosting platforms for 'weblets'.


These really do take the micro idea to heart as they are rarely more than a landing page with some (small) amount of content linked through.

About.me originally promoted itself as a kind of online business card (https://about.me/robincatling is mine) but these days is all about them, with paid hosting plans for building complete personal websites. RC

Weblet - Wikipedia
The word Weblet was coined by Al Globus of NASA in 1994. ... The definition this document used in relation to a weblet was as follows: "A highly interconnected portion of the World Wide Web devoted to a particular end, usually maintained by a single individual or organization and located at a single site."

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