I’ve managed WordPress website projects that take a whole year to launch with re-design, multiple custom themes, data transformation, data presentation, and (you probably guessed) complicated internal politics. But I do love a website that goes from idea to launched in few hours. This last one went like this, “You’ve done all this great research over the past year. You’ve emailed it around, but it’s not getting covered in the press. People ought to be able to link to your work on Twitter and in news sites. Can I just post all the email content on a web site?” Boom. 3 hours later, I’ve bought a name, put up 11 posts, added users, gotten approval, and launched a site. The domain and hosting is $17 per year at wordpress.com. And it not even ugly!