- Site Publisher - [off topic]


#1

Hello,

I am Ben as you know :slight_smile:. In past days, I been thinking, there is a lot of great app builders out there (App Inventor & it’s distros), but what if we would make a same thing just with sites? Well, I started working on this project Site Publisher. It is an “Easy Website Builder”, that allows you to make sites easier than ever. Now, I know you would say there is Wix & Weebly, etc. But Site Publisher would be different. Whole core system and idea of it will be different. It won’t work the way other site builders does. A whole system is being built with following languages/scripts/libraries/frameworks/engines/databases/apis:


  • PHP - a whole back-end (core system), is written in this language making a whole builder powerful.
  • Bootstrap - Bootstrap framework is used for a front-end (design), making publisher beautiful as well.
  • MariaDB - data (users, websites, etc.) is being stored on MySQL’s type of database called MariaDB.
  • Perl - for additional features, I am using Perl to make CGI scripts.
  • Popper - an engine used to make tooltips and popovers (little messages).
  • jQuery - a JavaScript library, which I am using for AJAX. Learn More
  • Tasks - A mini JSON encoding restful API written by me, you can take a look at it on GitHub.

Currently, my project is being actively developed & I am looking for people who can be beta testers.
If you are interested in this, please request access for a beta here: https://goo.gl/forms/27XkI2Mdx8wmMx3j2
Website building hasn’t changed in a while, and I thought it was time for a fresh start. I am on a mission to make easy website builder, that you want to use.


Note: it may take a couple of months, until a beta is available to beta testers.


#2

Hi Ben. I like the idea but i like to give you another idea. Don’t make something that works online. Make something that works on the desktop. A desktop CMS system.

In my younger years i worked a lot with Citydesk by Joel on Software.

I was a beta tester for Encor Pro from South Africa

I was a beta tester for an number of others also. I made for instance themes for Website Baker, a php based CMS system.

Wow a lot of memories come back now. I am talking about ten or fifteen years of (desktop) cms fun. :wink:

I like a desktop based CMS system a lot. You can work on it offline. You generate your pages as static html. For a lot of users this would simple be enough. No need for databases. With the build in ftp module component they can upload.

No need for commandline work for a the python and ruby based static html generators. I know you have experience programming in java. What if you used that?

I googled somewhat and found for instance https://getpublii.com/ they also have a windows and mac version but not a linux one. And i like Linux a lot. :sunglasses: i just see they are maybe making one. https://publii.ticksy.com//ticket/1109971/

Surprised to see that they make publii with electron. https://electron.atom.io/ (i like electron based programms ):grin:

I stop my rambling now. Just trying to give you some ideas.

Good luck with whatever you are going to develop. :+1:


#3

Hello everyone, some news coming! You can find website at http://sitepublisher.tk/ Together with new website, I would like to ask for you guys, to check out http://sitepublisher.tk/cgi-bin/ site, if you can see a following words: Hello World!, that means everything is working! Please tell me, whether you can see those words, as Hello World! is being printed from Perl (CGI Script). Thanks for your help!


#4

UPDATE

In couple hours, I will send an-alpha look of editor.

COMMUNITY

From now on, you can check SP's community at http://sitepublisher.tk/DISCUSSION but you can't register for ot currently.

INFO

Site Publisher has an extensible architecture, allowing you to make extensions (written in JavaScript)

#5

Sorry for the delay, today I will be posting editor picture. Regards.


#6


#7

AJAX Test

Hello there, this is my another test. Currently, I am not using normal pages system. There are no sitepublisher.tk/home, sitepublisher.tk/sites, sitepublisher.tk/help or etc. I am using AJAX, which allows me to navigate through different pages, without opening a new page (in current tab) or reloading current page. I can load a new page, right in a moment. There are 3 tests, that you can find at: http://sitepublisher.tk/


#8

UPDATE

Finally integrated AJAX system & alpha-version design, that you can check a new site at http://sitepublisher.tk

INFO

Currently it is not possible to login or register on this site.

LICENSE

I also, uploaded Terms of Service that you can find here: http://sitepublisher.tk/LICENSE.txt