Here at Bake Radio I’ve decided that its a site that can bring a lot of information to people not just from the blogs that are attached to it but also from its own main domain. For that reason, I have created a spin-off call Bake Radio Stations.
If you’re wondering what on earth are Bake Radio Stations, then think Hub Pages/Squidoo meets simple html and you have a recipe for very simple, one page mini-sites. They contain medium to large articles (500+words) without all the encumbrances of databases, php scripts, complex tagging systems, modules and all the other paraphernalia that other mini site hosts generate.
This is very nice for the server that hosts them and also very nice for surfers because it means the page loads up very fast. The only thing that will slow these down are images, so I’m being careful to use them sparingly and only relatively low resolution images, meaning small files which also load up quite quickly.
They are aimed at the huge proportion of Internet users that still use dial-up connections. They simply can’t load up the more complex mini-site pages fast with 56k max connection speeds, so they leave those surfers waiting around for ages. If you didn’t know, these are still the vast majority of Internet users around the world!
Its not open to multiple users at present as there is no front end editor. I’m just tinkering with the very basics at the moment and writing my own articles to add pages to the subfolder on a variety of different subjects. So the content is going to be along similar lines to other mini-site hosts, but with the difference being that there is currently only one author and there are absolutely no bells or whistles!