The idea behind Desktop Glass is to provide users with an ability to prepare a website on their desktop and from resources located on their desktop. This will not be a standard website and the purpose of this framework is not to replace the standard website. On the contrary, this is complementary paradigm that takes the advantage of computational power existing on a desktop and Content Glass widgets to provide a new means of personal or private data sharing.

Desktop Glass uses special widgets to represent resources located on the PC and a Layout for arranging the widgets, to create collaborative views that may be shared among friends directly from inveviduals PC and having a controlable access control and safety sandbox. 

The beauty with Desktop Glass is the ability of any user to create personal portal of one own resources, without dealing with Hosting or IT issues. These will not be HTML based websites (although it may contain HTML resources) and the character of these websites will be completely different than conventional websites.