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Weebly's developer page
Developer(s) David Rusenko
Dan Veltri
Chris Fanini
Stable release Beta
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Website creation
Website Weebly.com

Weebly is a free webpage creation site, funded by micro-seed fund Y Combinator. It uses a widget style format, allowing users to create pages with only a few clicks. The user drags and drops different page elements (such as images, text, and Google Maps) onto a page and fills in the content. It competes with Yola (formerly Synthasite), Jimdo, Webs, uCoz, Wix and other web hosting and creation sites [1]. The site was originally created by David Rusenko, Dan Veltri, and Chris Fanini, all of whom attended Penn State for an undergraduate degree.[2] It was named by Time Magazine as number four of the fifty best websites of 2007.[3]

In June 2008, Weebly added the WeeblyPro feature, allowing users to create password-protected pages and upgrade file size limits, as well as receive additional support services. [4] As recently as October 2008, Weebly has become compatible with Safari and Google Chrome in addition to its existing compatibility to Internet Explorer and Firefox. [5]


Since it is built on its own platform, Weebly cannot take advantage of pre-existing plugins from other popular blogging engines. [6] In December 2008 Weebly reached 1 million users. It released several new templates but at the same time received criticism for not realising the biggest feature request from users: the ability to edit or upload the CSS/HTML of the web pages. [7]. Responding to this request, on February 26, 2009 Weebly released the ability to edit the CSS and HTML of any site[8].


  1. Kincaid, Jason. (June 10, 2008). "Weebly Adds AdSense Support For Drag And Drop Cash." TechCrunch. Retrieved May 14, 2009.
  2. Levy, Stephen. "A Boot Camp for the Next Tech Millionares." Newsweek. Retrieved on May 14, 2007
  3. Weebly.com - 50 Best Websites 2007. Time. Retrieved on October 29, 2007.
  4. Adewumi, David (June 10, 2008). Weebly, a simple web page creator, launches AdSense feature and pro accounts. VentureBeat. Retrieved on November 2, 2008.
  5. Weebly Staff (October 13, 2008. Safari/Chrome compatibility, Nabble forums, and more. Weebly. Retrieved on October 29, 2008.
  6. Gonzalez, Nick (May 9, 2007). Weebly Launches Blog Platform, Closes $650K Investment. TechCrunch. Retrieved on October 13, 2008.
  7. http://venturebeat.com/2008/11/03/weebly-scores-1-million-users-reaches-profitability/
  8. http://blog.weebly.com/2/post/2009/02/announcing-custom-themes.html

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