Tripod Revises Web Building Tools

Online community Tripod, part of the Lycos Network, Monday released Homepage Studio 2.0, the latest
upgrade to its suite of homepage building tools and services.

Homepage Studio 2.0 introduces the “One-Minute Page,”a new home page
building tool offering instant homepage building tools to members with no
knowledge of HTML and the ability incorporate more complex homepage
features such as the news, weather and horoscope Info Flashes and search
boxes.

The same program allows HTML dabblers to include their own coding in the
custom design, and advanced builders can add
features such as Smart Ads and participate in a banner exchange program
designed to promote member sites and drive more traffic to them. Homepage
Studio 2.0 expands Tripod’s Info Flashes to include four new categories:
lottery results, best-selling books, TV listings and will soon include
various metropolitan area traffic reports beyond Boston.

Homepage Studio 2.0 expands builders’ privacy options, permitting members
to restrict access to a portion of or all their homepages,
including chat rooms and message boards.

Community members can now use NameSecure, a domain name registration
service, to obtain a personalized domain name for their site.

“Homepage Studio 2.0 is the direct result of great comments and suggestions
we received from members,” said Tim Breen, Tripod’s acting director of
product management. “We were pleased that members with all levels of
homepage building experience shared their
suggestions on how to make homepage building on Tripod a better, more
enjoyable experience.”

Tripod, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lycos, Inc., provides
homepage-publishing tools to its interactive community, including
wide-ranging commerce sites, of more than 3.4 million members.

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