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15th
Sep 2016
Anthony Blackshaw
@anthonyjb
Sep 15 2016 08:35
@oodavid amazing work - truely
David King
@oodavid
Sep 15 2016 08:41
Standing on the shoulders of giants mate!
I know it's a programmers cliche, but I will open-source it when I'm a bit further along
Only because I need to yank out the private bits and bobs
Anthony Blackshaw
@anthonyjb
Sep 15 2016 08:44
lol - really impressed - we're working on a OpenSource CMS framework currently (about 60% complete, and along the same lines it wont be Open Sourced until it's in a state we're proud of!) - Looking at what your doing here there's stuff I absolutely love (the meta data above the page is so neat) - have being getting everyone in the office to look at it as an example of excellent in context editing
David King
@oodavid
Sep 15 2016 13:44
:')
That's one of the nicest things
TBH, a lot of the ideas came from reading your article, and watching the videos on the ContentTools > CMS page
I was quite proud of the above-the-fold FrontMatter approach; but overall there's a trade-off in flexibility for the underlying static-site. The editor makes some assumptions:
  • The <nav> element can be position: fixed, but the moment the editor is injected it forces it into position: absolute - meaning the static design can't have top or bottom values. ie it can yank left and right OK.
  • The <section> is forced into that stacked style to make way for the addSection() logic - no sidebars allowed
David King
@oodavid
Sep 15 2016 13:49
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I'll likely put other restrictions on the design too as it unfolds. But the idea is to try and cover that particular style of website.
As it has longevity, is mobile first / friendly, is popular
Anthony Blackshaw
@anthonyjb
Sep 15 2016 14:48
@oodavid do keep posting the updates it's really awesome to watch things moving a long :)