I’m always looking for new ways to make web content available easily, and Pancake is one of the best (and easiest) I’ve found.

The basic concept is that the application creates a directory in Dropbox, and anything in that directory is hosted as a website. It can handle Markdown, HTMl, plain text and a few other things as well, and has a decent default CSS that makes it easy to get a decent looking website online without having to code anything. There is also a web-based editor which looks useful.

I’ve made a few web pages using this technology, all of which have been written in Markdown using Atom as a text editor. So far I’ve created a basic home page, an example of a blog post (using content copied from this blog), and a page I made as part of the /now movement.

It’s straightforward to do, and all you really need is a Dropbox account.