SOURCE: SynthaSite

September 17, 2008 13:54 ET

SynthaSite User Base Grows by More Than 400 Percent in Three Months

Growth Accelerates Following Release of New User Interface and Partnership With Widgetbox

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - WEB 2.0 EXPO -- SynthaSite, the leading do-it-yourself free Web site builder, today announced its user base has increased more than 400 percent since the end of May, marking its most rapid expansion since the company's alpha launch in the summer of 2007. The user base has grown by more than 4,000 percent since January 2008.

"We've been encouraged by our steady progress since coming out of stealth mode a year ago," said Vinny Lingham, CEO of SynthaSite. "In the last three months, however, our growth has skyrocketed! We've established ourselves as the premier provider in the market, in part, by offering users an easier interface and more than 60,000 new widgets through our integration with Widgetbox."

"We were really excited when SynthaSite decided to add a widget gallery to their site using our Custom Gallery product," said Julia Brunings, director of product at Widgetbox. "In just a few weeks, SynthaSite had one of the most visited and active widget galleries in our network of over 1,000 Widgetbox Custom Gallery partners."

SynthaSite's free Web site builder allows anyone to create and publish a free Web site with ease. SynthaSite's drag and drop technology enables users to easily incorporate a variety of widgets including Flickr streams, YouTube videos, Google Gadgets and many more. Its recently enhanced user interface has streamlined the process for signing up, increased the creation space and simplified key functions such as the saving and publishing process to make Web site building even easier and more intuitive. With the integration of Widgetbox, SynthaSite users can now browse, search and easily add widgets from Widgetbox's wide selection of 60,000+ widgets directly to their sites without needing to login to Widgetbox, leave SynthaSite or see any html code.

What Everyday Users Are Saying

"SynthaSite will free millions from depending on webmasters who are busy with big clients. Now we can design, build and modify our sites as often as we want, ourselves, at no cost," said Ben Gordon from Saratoga Springs, New York,

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About SynthaSite

SynthaSite is at the forefront of the Web 2.0 movement, offering a free Web site creation tool that empowers everyday users and small businesses to easily create professional quality Web sites. Privately-held SynthaSite, backed by venture capital firm Columbus Venture Capital, is the recipient of numerous industry accolades. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For additional information, please visit or call 415-227-0250.

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