2nd: Works as advertised! Merging git commits from my machine and editing online (Mercury editor, right?) works fine, see both changes live instantly.
Process is really streamlined.
But it's kinda slow, partly I figured that's because you're on HN. But the major advantage of it being statically 'deployed' is that it would be fast. Isn't it deployed on something like S3/Cloudfront?
The editor is Mercury with a bunch of bugfixes and additions. That is probably the thing I need to focus on most through this beta period. Polishing Mercury or building something else. I'm involved with the project and have talked to Jeremy a bunch.
The static sites feel slow? They are not on cloudfront right now, that was a bit too much premature optimization. They are on Varnish.
Any plans on merging those bugfixes and additions back to the Mercury project? :)
The entire thing took almost no time at all and I've received a lot of positive feedback about being able to edit most pages 'live'.
As far as the OP's product goes, I think it mainly helps you in the design & layout phase along with the WYSIWYG editor. It's a CS club, so WYSIWYG is not going to be popular, and we already did the design & layout. So I don't think so, but I do see OP's product as an endorsement of the idea.
I created a site and cloned it. I opened a page in the HTML editor. I edited that page in my git clone and pushed. Finally I edited the open page in the HTML editor and saved.
Both edits are in the repo history, but the edit I pushed via git was clobbered with the content saved via the HTML editor.
I assume this is intentional, but it would seem to me that the HTML editor should note the revision which is being edited, and then upon save if a new revision has been pushed behind its back at least inform the user that the page has been changed in the meantime. (Even nicer would be for the HTML editor to notice updates that happen while the page is being edited and pop-up some sort of notice maybe?)
I'm guessing the same thing would occur if two users edited the same page via the HTML editor?
Edit: On second thought, maybe spintoapp handles multiple users correctly and I only observed this behavior because I used the same account for both edits.
Edit 2: There's a broken link on http://www.spintoapp.com/documentation/controlling_editable_... - "You can learn more about fetching changes with Git." links to www.spintoapp.dev.
And I'll clean up that link!
The symbols instead looks like non-printable characters or something like that
After trying it out for a bit it seems to work fine as a simple jekyll front-end, but it looks very early stages atm. I couldn't figure out how to get the page editor to work properly, and oddly enough there is a separate edit screen for making blog posts which in effect just gives up and leaves you with a basic text box.
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I'd like to be told when I'm about to be sent to a third party site which will try to collect my personal information, thank you.
Oh, and Google is only used for auth. I request nothing but your name and email address, and have no ability to access any additional information from Google.
I think you should define better your target market to be able to seduce them better, maybe move the 'Try it out' to the top of the screen and talk about some use cases of your target market. I'm just trying to help, I'm sure you know better of your business than me.
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Thanks for taking a peek!
How can I edit like that, without a 3rd party?
I've been watching for Columnist to have a source code drop. I'm hoping it will be open sourced: