What is peg.gd?

peg.gd is an easy way to create web pages without having to know HTML or buy web hosting.

If you've ever had to quickly give someone directions, post a resume, or just save your work, peg.gd is for you. Just type a title and your content, and you can save it with a nice short URL (perfect for tweeting or texting).

Power users can add video, images, maps, and other HTML objects too. We're in the process of making this easier for everybody, but it should work just fine if you're keen to experiment. (Images are super easy to add with imgur.com, and even easier if you use Imgup.)

The best part is that you don't even need an account. You're a person, not a rich vein of data to mine.

How does it work?

First, type a title and a body for your page. Then, click the "Save & Post" button in the upper-right corner of the browser window. You can use Markdown or HTML to format the body of your page.

As you're editing, your document is saved inside your browser using HTML5 Local Storage. So, in the event you accidentally refresh the page, or close the browser window, your work should be saved when you come back to the peg.gd home page. (This is a beta feature, though, so don't absolutely rely on it. Also, it isn't generally available in older browsers).

When you click "Save & Post," you can set a password in case you want to come back to your page and edit it later. If you don't set a password, your page is not editable and on the internet forever (so far as we can promise something like that).

That's cool and all, but what else can it do?

Well, you can tack .json or .txt to the end of your peg.gd URL and get a JSON or plain-text (respectively) version of your page. The JSON and text versions can even be called remotely from other websites.

Who made it?

Honest Code did.

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Last updated over 4 years ago on January 30, 2013 12:47 pm