A big part of what makes our Cribs series so fun to make is going behind closed doors to get a real glimpse at how a company works (and plays.) But it’s not every day that Cribs take us behind a second set of closed doors — ones that are completely hidden — and enter into top secret rooms.
So our tour of Weebly, the San Francisco-based startup that has helped millions of people start their own sites, was quite the treat. Weebly is based in the Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco bordering North Beach, both historical regions that factored big in the Barbary Coast days and later hosted lots of speakeasy activity during the Prohibition era. Weebly’s office is certainly very clean and modern, but it also has a few nifty features that fit into the more shadowy past of its surroundings.
Watch the video embedded above to see the underground tunnel portal that opens into Weebly HQ, the company’s top secret meeting room (complete with a sneaky bookshelf door), and Weebly’s non-official mascot Lucy, possibly the cutest English bulldog ever.
Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion. They also have a new blogging platform that can be added to the navigation bar of your personal Weebly page. Weebly has opened up its API to outside developers so they can create embeddable widgets for both the Weebly pages and blog platform. Users can track their...