I'm Cory, the creator of Postleaf, an open source blogging and publishing app built with Node.js. This article will introduce you to the project and [hopefully] convince you to give it a try.
Postleaf was built for the modern publisher. Many of its core values intentionally don't align with those of traditional content management systems. It feels like we've been doing things the same way for so long that it's become impossible to imagine them any other way. Postleaf is bucking those trends by offering a simple, beautiful alternative to publishing.
In a world where designers use Sketch, Photoshop, and other apps to create wireframes, I'm here in my corner holding this old fashioned pencil and a stack of dot paper. Sorry, but for me, these primitive tools do the same thing and I find them easier to use.
I don't know. I guess it's just faster to grab a pencil and paper to transform my thoughts into a wireframe. I also use it for jotting down notes and todos here and there. In fact, aside from GitHub issues, I don't even have a task manager.
Some time ago, a user asked about Google AMP support. At the time, I didn't know much about AMP aside from it made pages load faster on mobile devices. It sounded neat.
A couple weeks ago, I decided to dive in and integrate AMP with Postleaf. But the deeper I got, the more I realized exactly how it works and why it's terrible for the web.
JSON Feed is a lot like RSS, except instead of XML it's formatted with JSON. It's a rather new spec, introduced just last week, but it's been getting some major coverage and a number of applications have already started supporting it.
Since Postleaf was built for the modern publisher, I decided to add support for it in alpha 5. You can check out the relevant commit to see how easy it was to implement.
May 30, 2017 – The funding blitz has concluded! Many, many thanks to my awesome users who contributed a total of $500 towards the original goal. An additional $743.93 was contributed by Surreal CMS, a content management service I created in 2008.
The overflow funds were used to purchase the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is even better since I can cover just about any test case with this device. The total cost was $1,243.93 after iPad, Smart Keyboard, and sales tax. The next step is to follow this issue on GitHub as I work to improve iOS support!