When Apple first launched the tablet revolution with the 2010 release of the iPad, it was immediately obvious that the possibilities for gorgeous content presentations were staggering. But what wasn't immediately obvious is how simple it might be to publish all these new online experiences. The short answer: it wasn't. While the Apple App Store soon offered a wonderful array of visually-rich, interactive content, especially with the rise of the Newsstand magazines and catalogs, that world was off-limits to mere mortals. Apps like that cost enormous amounts of money to produce, and the technical process is far too cumbersome for the ordinary writer, professional, or small business owner to manage.
The ultimate answer to this dilemma, of course, is our good old friend: the Web. Websites are accessible, cross-platform, and (potentially) much easier to create and more affordable. They also provide standard ways to bookmark pages and share them across email newsletters, social networks, and other marketing campaigns. Plus you can't beat the web for SEO visibility in Google or Bing.
However, when the iPad came out in 2010, the web was all about desktop computers with big screens, mice, and keyboards, and the smartphone revolution had only recently gotten people thinking about how to produce content for mobile devices. The lack of quality in web publishing for tablets was, to put it bluntly, disappointing.
It's taken the web a long time to catch up. But, thankfully, as we near the end of 2012, the wait is now over!
Mariposta: Web Publishing for Mere Mortals gives you all the tools you need to create amazing publications specially formatted for the iPad. You can even use our iPad publishing software to create your website on your tablet — an end-to-end experience. And because Mariposta is 100% based on open web technology such as the new HTML5 framework, your Mariposta websites also work great on Macs or PCs, as well as show up optimized for mobile smartphones.
What makes a website work great on an iPad?
No other online blogging or publishing software on the web combines ease of use with excellence in design when specially formatted for tablets like the iPad. You can sign up for your Mariposta account and get started in minutes, and our pricing is incredibly affordable. We offer quick and painless custom design services if you require it, so your Mariposta publications match your brand and your own personal style.
Mariposta was created by Jared and Rosemary White. We both love art & design, writing, and have been working to help individuals and small businesses launch their online presence and digital marketing for over 16 years. We've put all our expertise and insight into Mariposta and would love to help you today.
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“I’ve had a fair bit of experience with web design solutions that were meant to be easy for the less ‘technical’ user, including both Homestead and WordPress. When I switched to Mariposta, it redefined what “easy” and “intuitive” mean when applied to web design. Compared to other solutions, I found the user interface to be refreshingly accessible and easy to navigate. There is a logic to it that made it possible for me to create and manage my site with a bare minimum of instruction, and the finished product is by far the most gorgeous and professional looking catalog of my work to date. Navigating the completed site is a truly elegant experience, and it is strange to contrast the beautifully polished product with the Zen simplicity of the management tools. I’ve finally found the perfect home for my business!”
Geoffrey Ellis, ellisflutes.com