These are chat archives for codefellows/sea-b15-javascript

25th
Jul 2014
Andy Ernst
@AndyCErnst
Jul 25 2014 01:18
So about CMS systems. I tried Keystone.js and it's not exactly simple. It uses mongo, express/node, & handlebars (or Jade) but it comes with dozens of files and hundreds of lines of JS. It was taking me hours to understand how it's supposed to work. For this level of project just changing the html directly to update blog posts is faster and simpler. I'll take a look at assemble and Jekyll though
Andy Ernst
@AndyCErnst
Jul 25 2014 01:46
Wow, Jekyll looks WAY easier to maintain and iterate on.
Brian Studwell
@bwstud
Jul 25 2014 07:11
Hey guys, If anyone's interested in NYC I know the Dir. of Programming at a news startup called Mic which bills itself as, "building the New York Times for a younger generation". Pretty legit. He just tweeted that they're hiring. They're looking for Front End Engineers and Node Developers. Wish I had the chops to apply. Check it Out.
Zach Bryan
@ZBryan
Jul 25 2014 15:30
@KuroFluff you should checkout ghost, pretty easy to get up and running. and way easier to work with once you do, post are all in MD so easy that way too.
Chelsea Lura
@ChelseaLura
Jul 25 2014 19:00
@aisapatino I com
*(on phone app) I completely agree! We need to do a game night! :)
Hailey L. Petway
@hlpetway
Jul 25 2014 19:02
@KuroFluff I like Jekyll a lot.
Andy Ernst
@AndyCErnst
Jul 25 2014 19:19
What's the templating language in Jekyll? Is it part of ruby? (knows nothing about Ruby)
Hailey L. Petway
@hlpetway
Jul 25 2014 19:19
It's a ruby gem
I know next to nothing about ruby also. :)
Andy Ernst
@AndyCErnst
Jul 25 2014 19:21
Ah, found it, it's called liquid it seems. Looks like handlebars but seems to have more functionality
Andy Ernst
@AndyCErnst
Jul 25 2014 19:46
I'm looking at Ghost now. It irks me though when a "simple" blogging system comes with 50+ dependencies and a 1000 line grunt file.
Nicholas Harberg
@harberg
Jul 25 2014 19:58
@KuroFluff What are you trying to do with your cms?
Andy Ernst
@AndyCErnst
Jul 25 2014 20:02
This site needs to have a blog, but doesn't need a proper cms. It needs to be very easy to add pages outside the blog, the person maintaining it doesn't know javascript
Nicholas Harberg
@harberg
Jul 25 2014 20:04
What you are describing is WordPress, a cms with a blog and the ability to add/create/edit static pages.
Ghost is fine for nothing but blogging, but won't be easy to add pages without a lot of custom work. It simply isn't designed to do that. You could also use Drupal or Joomla, but those two are simply the worst.
Andy Ernst
@AndyCErnst
Jul 25 2014 20:09
I guess I want WordPress without it being WordPress.
Bottom line, Jekyll wins this round. Nice job Hailey
Hailey L. Petway
@hlpetway
Jul 25 2014 20:10
I'm waging war as we speak on the wordpress front
But I wish I could just use Jekyll :)
Nicholas Harberg
@harberg
Jul 25 2014 20:11
@KuroFluff, dont' know what to tell you then buddy. WordPress will do everything you are describing with minimal work and a built in UI that most people can use to edit and create pages and blog posts.