How this site works

Why do the pages load so slowly? Why is the information also on blogs? What's going on here?

The idea is to use free tools for easy, no-training input and archives (Blogger's HTML editor and data structure), for dynamic web content (via iframes).

Web page content, text and images, is inserted dynamically from blogs -- a separate blog for each content area. Access for editing can easily be adjusted, there is built-in commenting, email notification, and anyone can subscribe to any part of the site. Content can be sent via email (even cell phone).

It also points to the next step: to include any other tools that make sense (flickr photo group? bulletin board?). Maybe we could even work on a town map mashup (though I don't know how to do that).

This approach does not supply all answers -- no easy FTP upload interface, for example. Maybe you can help with that...

Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

- Lenny