Never open a HTML page again for a minor text change!
Step 1: Input the text you want on your webpage below. […] Step 2: Copy and paste the Texty into your HTML source code. […] Step 3: Edit your Texty anytime at this website.
I’ve thought about doing this model dozens of times, but while it will likely appeal to a lot of people, the fact that the text is invisible to every search engine on the planet is a fairly big problem.
Now, throw a couple lines of code in there for people to drag the content in server-side if they like, and you really have something. And that’s not a big conceptual leap. Start out with the JS version, then move on to the server-side version when you’re more comfortable.
Irrespective of that, what we’re seeing here is perhaps as simple as content management is ever going to get. Whomever did this has distilled content management down to its absurd extreme, and there’s a lot to be said for that. Knowing where the bottom limit is on simplicity gives you a lot of perspective on what you’re doing in content management.