Being an early Internet adopter, I was fortunate to snap up the domain name www.BrianHines.com way back when. After all, there are a lot of Brian Hines' in the world.
(However, I was a bit behind the times with Gmail; some other Brian Hines got his Gmail email address first, so I'm stuck with BrianHines1 -- which is better than BrianHines999, admittedly.)
I've ignored my BrianHines.com web site for many years. My blogs, Facebook pages, and such have occupied my cyberspace attention. Plus, even with an easy to use website builder, maintaining a site isn't my idea of a fun thing to do.
But yesterday I made a whole new BrianHines.com web page -- which has all the functionality of a web "site" that I need -- using Adobe Spark. Check it out.
In fact, Adobe Spark lets me embed the web page right in this blog post. Way cool. (click on your browser's "back" button to return to this blog post)
I've come to love Adobe Spark. I'd cyber-marry it, if I could. (Heck, maybe I can.)
I've used Adobe Spark to make another web page, Salem Can Do Better, which is part of a citizen activism campaign in favor of a wiser approach to building a new police facility here in Salem, Oregon.
What I like the most about Adobe Spark is how little choice, design-wise, it gives the user. Basically the creators of Adobe Spark must have (correctly) thought: Most people are clueless about good web page, post, or video design, so we'll give them a good layout and force them to create within it.
Yesterday I had a sudden urge to dump my old BrianHines.com web site and start fresh with Adobe Spark. It only took me a couple of hours to do the deed. Then, I fiddled with it periodically as I thought of additional blog posts that deserved sharing as examples of my writing oeuvre.
Adobe Spark provides a cryptic URL once a page is published which, unsurprisingly, starts with spark.adobe.com
But it's a simple matter, if you already have a domain name (like www.BrianHines.com), to set a pointer from the domain name to the Adobe Spark URL. I made the pointer "stealth," so people only see "www.brianhines.com" in their browser, not the Adobe Spark URL.
Thus for free, Adobe Spark offers hosting for a cool-looking one page web site. Give it a try, whether or not you have a domain name to use with it. I'm sure some people don't like Adobe Spark, perhaps because it doesn't offer many design/formatting options.
Like I said, though, to me that's a desirable thing, not a drawback.