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Revolution Pages is Very Impressive

Think Wikipedia rules? Think WordPress has done a good job of becoming “a personal aesthetic semantic publishing platform” or whatever it is they pitch it as?

You ain’t seen nothin yet. Get ready to meet the grandaddy of all publishing platforms – Revolution Health Pages. If you aren’t familiar with Revolution’s site, they are a health content publisher (think webmd.com) with shiny new bells and whistles.

The sad part is, this is the coolest feature of the entire site, yet all the mainstream tech blogs completely failed to mention it.

Without further ado – Pages is a feature that allows the site’s users to build and publish web pages for any health topic using a rich library of widgets. The goal, then, is to empower users to publish content for tail terms like “autism in San Diego”. For an example Revolution page, see here.

Pages are built using one of two ways: clipping pre-existing widgets on other pages OR adding a widget from out-of-box widgets such as a photo upload and video upload widget.

Okay, so here is an example of how modules can be clipped:

What’s being clipped above is a BMI calculator. Sure, only an idiot would trust BMI score as a measure of fitness, but that’s besides the point.

Then, you go on to your blank newly created page and use your module palette to assemble a page. When I first created a page, I felt not unlike the way Monet felt the first day he painted Water Lilies. Or so I think.

Here is what the clipboard/palette looks like. Check out the kick-ass drag-drop functionality on the page being edited. The design is intuitive enough to allow soccer moms to create a page on kid’s health. Hell, the platform is simple enough that physicians (technical luddites of the highest order, generally speaking) have been creating rich content pages.

Finally, here is what a nicely created output page looks like (okay, I don’t endorse gastro jokes, so this is unintentional):

That’s all, folks. Check it out for yourself.

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  1. June 7, 2007 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for the review–please feel free to ping me with requests or suggestions if you decide to build out some pages.

    Cheers,

    Eddie
    Developer, Revolution Pages

  2. June 7, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    Eddie,

    Thanks for the note – here is a burning question I have. Did you guys see a lot of tech blog coverage for your product? If so, I completely missed it!

  3. June 8, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    Hi,

    Thanks for the review! Fabric is an amazing tool! Glad you found my Digestive Health page too! (And I’m not really about gastro jokes–so no worries!)

    Gastro Girl

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