June 14, 2012 08:00 ET

Gandi Launches Gandi Basekit to Meet Growing Need for iPhone and iPad-Ready Sites

Free Website Development Tool Helps Customers -- From Individuals to Companies and Organizations -- Create Sites That Are Clearly Viewable on iOS Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2012) - Gandi, a leading domain name registrar and cloud hosting provider, today announced Gandi Basekit, a free website creation tool for organizations, companies and individuals hosted by Gandi, allowing compatibility with Apple iOS devices. Now any Gandi customer can create sites that are clearly viewable on iPads and iPhones. Gandi Basekit is the latest in a portfolio of tools offered by Gandi free of charge in order to provide the highest quality experience for customers.

Gandi Basekit allows the creation of websites using HTML5 and CSS style sheets, which are essential to supporting good display of sites on iOS devices, which do not support Flash. Prior to the introduction of Gandi Basekit, customers needed to set up either a PaaS or IaaS system to achieve comparable functionality.

"To adapt to the massive influx of iPads and iPhones in the browser pool, Gandi is enhancing its services with tools for customers to respond to that market need," said Thomas Stocking, VP of U.S. Operations, "Internet browsing is increasingly done via smartphones or tablets, and now it is more important than ever that sites not only display well on these devices, but are built with these devices in mind."

Key features and benefits of Gandi Basekit include:

Ease of use for beginners: With the intuitive WYSIWYG interface, users can build pages without having to know HTML5 or CSS3. Preconfigured, customizable theme templates allow for a quick start.

Powerful for experts: Along with its simplicity and ease of use for the casual or beginning user, Gandi BaseKit provides tools that allow experts to directly edit the HTML and CSS code for their sites. Preset or user-supplied graphics and images can both be used.

Integrated social tools: Modern websites incorporate links to share interesting content via social media. Gandi Basekit includes tools that allow drag and drop installation of links to the most widely used social media sites.

Intuitive content management: Gandi Basekit also provides a drag and drop interface for editing block text, adding another block, repositioning an image or adding a submit button and a navigation menu.

Ecommerce integration: The Google CheckOut Widget allows you to use Gandi Basekit to quickly integrate internationally accepted payment functionality into your site.


Gandi Basekit is available now to all Gandi customers. For more information, please visit:

About Gandi

Founded in 1999, Gandi is a major international domain name registrar and cloud hosting provider. Gandi manages more than 1.3 million domain names and 163 extensions. Offering a world-class alternative to purely commercial registrars, and a low-cost, innovative, cloud hosting platform, Gandi provides hosting for a community of people working on technology that enables the Internet for business, while also advocating for the free and unrestricted sharing of information and the promotion of the respect of individual rights. Organizations that supports include Creative Commons, EFF, and Students for Free Culture, among others. You can follow Gandi on Twitter @gandibar. For more information, please visit: or call 410 429-7402.

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