Create Private Microsites That Are URL's With This Great Web Tool

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itty bitty web tool collageitty.bitty is a web tool that takes html (or other data), compresses it into a URL fragment, and provides a link that can be shared. When it is opened, it inflates that data on the receiver’s side.

I know, you're probably thinking huh? This web tool creates microsites that are stored in a URL or link. They aren't hosted anywhere. The microsites hold about as much data as a printed page, and can be used for a variety of purposes. The links can be used for sharing text and images (check out the one Gizmo made), like poetry, an app, bypassing the character limit on social media, create some ascii art, and more. You can also share the link as a QR code. Some examples:

The URLs are portable, no server needed to host them. They are private since nothing is sent or stored on a server, and easily shared with a link or QR code. The tool works by compressing html or other data, compresses it into a URL fragment and creates a link. The tool was created by former Google designer Nicholas Jitkoff, who is now the vice president of design at Dropbox. More details on how it works are here. Note that scripting is enabled on these sites, which allows for greater flexibility, but can enable malicious use. Approach any content with caution and do not share personal information.

The URL fragments that are generated are quite long, you might want to use a URL shortener to make them easier to share.

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(h/t Gizmo and The Verge)

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