I originally wrote a database-driven, on-line web application called Home & Business Inventory in 2003 when a hurricane got me thinking about how vulnerable all my material possessions were to natural–and not-so-natural–disasters.
Originally, the Home & Business Inventory was a subscription-based web application, which allowed me to offer it free of advertisements and with a level of security that I couldn’t match had I allowed ads on the site. Since then, I am much less dependent on income from my subscription services, and I began a process of converting them all to donation-based sites that remain ad-free.
The new version is another database-driven on-line application called simply “Home Inventory.” It makes heavy use of AJAX to provide a better user experience with a more modern feel. What follows is the marketing copy from the original, subscription-only version with modifications to accommodate the changes in the current, donation version which explains what Home Inventory is all about.