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Update on the steempress theme bounty
2016-08-28 | Tags: [steempress] [steempress-bounty]
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post[body] ![https://s.blogcdn.com/wow.joystiq.com/media/2012/05/loot-header.jpg](https://s.blogcdn.com/wow.joystiq.com/media/2012/05/loot-header.jpg) At the beginning of August, [I posted a bounty for a custom theme](https://steemit.com/steempress/@jesta/calling-all-web-designers-i-m-offering-a-sbd-bounty-for-the-creation-of-a-default-steempress-blog-theme) for a project I'm working on called [steempress - an open source self hosted blogging platform](https://steemit.com/steempress/@jesta/steempress-open-source-and-self-hosted-blog-platform-powered-by-the-steem-blockchain) based on the steem blockchain. The bounty reached **$775.693 SBD**, 500 from the funds I've contributed and 275.693 SBD from the announcement post's earnings. The bounty period has now ended and this is a follow up on it's progress. ### The entries Up until the last moment, [there was only one entry](https://steemit.com/steemit/@dudutaulois/steempress-mockups-few-early-stage-mockups-to-the-steempress-project) created by @dudutaulois. We worked back and forth through steemit.chat and comments - which @dudutaulois took into consideration while [continuing to refine the theme](https://steemit.com/steempress/@dudutaulois/steempress-theme-update). We have continued that process through steemit.chat and comments to this date. Then, the day things were set to end (the 22nd), @pkattera joined the competition and [created the 2nd entry at the very last moment](https://steemit.com/steempress/@pkattera/my-steempress-io-theme-competition-entry). We conversed over the course of a few days on the theme, and have slowly iterated and added some minor improvements. ### The Award(s?) After thinking over the last week, instead of choosing one, **I've decided to award the full amount ($775.693 SBD) to each of them** for their contributions, bringing the total awarded up to $1551.386 SBD. I figure having two themes for users to choose from while using steempress is better than one - and those who contribute deserve to be rewarded. ### Progress Report This post is primarily an effort in transparency of the process. In my original post, I stated I would conclude the bounty program this week. We aren't completely done yet. Here's the current status of things: - I am currently waiting on the theme files from @dudutaulois. The entry posts ([#1](https://steemit.com/steemit/@dudutaulois/steempress-mockups-few-early-stage-mockups-to-the-steempress-project) and [#2](https://steemit.com/steempress/@dudutaulois/steempress-theme-update)) contained images and a preview through invision, but no actual HTML/CSS. From the conversations we've had on steemit.chat, the code is on the way! - **Update** the theme has been received and implemented. Bounty awarded, see below! - I have received the files from @pkattera, as they were included in his [entry post](https://steemit.com/steempress/@pkattera/my-steempress-io-theme-competition-entry). They are actually [already implemented](https://github.com/aaroncox/steempress/commit/80413cfc2fb024d4ee62758f71d4be139e8571b0) and on github, and I have a few examples of the theme running live (see below). We are both still collaborating on improvements via steemit.chat. ### Bounty Transactions - @dudutaulois - **awarded** - **[view the transaction on steemd.com](https://steemd.com/tx/1f2a3485e02e33780d518e35e65b0aacb6d67733)** - @pkattera - **awarded** - **[view the transaction on steemd.com](https://steemd.com/tx/2085587b066f6b2aa6b4ab2dd1df01cffb09fd96)** ### Themes in action With @pkattera's theme up and running, I can actually now show you how the alpha is shaping up. There are still bugs and the content really isn't optimized, but it's already showing it's potential. 1. I setup [jesta.us as my witness updates blog](http://jesta.us/). It's running on a standard PHP server with steempress configured to show my posts, but only if they are using the `witness-category` tag. 2. Since both themes created really show off imagery well, I've been paying a lot more attention to the photography category. Check out what it would look like for [@anyx](http://steempress.io/@anyx), [@jamtaylor](http://steempress.io/@jamtaylor) or [@daxon](http://steempress.io/@daxon) if they setup a blog using the system. You can actually do this with any username in the URL, feel free to try it out with yours. ### Thoughts on the bounty I'm pleased with how this bounty turned out, and I hope it encourages others to do similar things in the future. Those of us that have been fortunate enough to do well with our posts should devote some of our resources to initiatives like this. Bounties could be a huge initiative for growth within the steem community, and a great way to get people involved. I hope to continue working with @pkattera and @dudutaulois to further refine these themes, and possibly on other projects in the future. I also hope to be running a few other bounties as time progresses and new needs for my projects are identified. I'm also still refining the process and really analyzing what it took to run a bounty like this. If there's additional information you (as someone not participating) would have wanted to see/know, I'd be interested in hearing it. This bounty was a great experiment to test how the system can and should work. Your thoughts would be appreciated :) ### Update #2 I've received @dudutaulois's them files and have them implemented, and have updated the post above with information regarding the new status. I will no longer be able to update this post soon, so any additions will be in a new post or comments. (Screenshot at the top is from [Diablo 3](http://us.battle.net/d3/en/) by [Blizzard Entertainment](https://blizzard.com))
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post[html] <p><img src="https://s.blogcdn.com/wow.joystiq.com/media/2012/05/loot-header.jpg" alt="https://s.blogcdn.com/wow.joystiq.com/media/2012/05/loot-header.jpg" /></p> <p>At the beginning of August, <a href="https://steemit.com/steempress/@jesta/calling-all-web-designers-i-m-offering-a-sbd-bounty-for-the-creation-of-a-default-steempress-blog-theme">I posted a bounty for a custom theme</a> for a project I'm working on called <a href="https://steemit.com/steempress/@jesta/steempress-open-source-and-self-hosted-blog-platform-powered-by-the-steem-blockchain">steempress - an open source self hosted blogging platform</a> based on the steem blockchain.</p> <p>The bounty reached <strong>$775.693 SBD</strong>, 500 from the funds I've contributed and 275.693 SBD from the announcement post's earnings.</p> <p>The bounty period has now ended and this is a follow up on it's progress.</p> <h3>The entries</h3> <p>Up until the last moment, <a href="https://steemit.com/steemit/@dudutaulois/steempress-mockups-few-early-stage-mockups-to-the-steempress-project">there was only one entry</a> created by @dudutaulois. We worked back and forth through steemit.chat and comments - which @dudutaulois took into consideration while <a href="https://steemit.com/steempress/@dudutaulois/steempress-theme-update">continuing to refine the theme</a>. We have continued that process through steemit.chat and comments to this date.</p> <p>Then, the day things were set to end (the 22nd), @pkattera joined the competition and <a href="https://steemit.com/steempress/@pkattera/my-steempress-io-theme-competition-entry">created the 2nd entry at the very last moment</a>. We conversed over the course of a few days on the theme, and have slowly iterated and added some minor improvements.</p> <h3>The Award(s?)</h3> <p>After thinking over the last week, instead of choosing one, <strong>I've decided to award the full amount ($775.693 SBD) to each of them</strong> for their contributions, bringing the total awarded up to $1551.386 SBD. I figure having two themes for users to choose from while using steempress is better than one - and those who contribute deserve to be rewarded.</p> <h3>Progress Report</h3> <p>This post is primarily an effort in transparency of the process. In my original post, I stated I would conclude the bounty program this week. We aren't completely done yet. Here's the current status of things:</p> <ul><li>I am currently waiting on the theme files from @dudutaulois. The entry posts (<a href="https://steemit.com/steemit/@dudutaulois/steempress-mockups-few-early-stage-mockups-to-the-steempress-project">#1</a> and <a href="https://steemit.com/steempress/@dudutaulois/steempress-theme-update">#2</a>) contained images and a preview through invision, but no actual HTML/CSS. From the conversations we've had on steemit.chat, the code is on the way! <ul><li><strong>Update</strong> the theme has been received and implemented. Bounty awarded, see below!</li> </ul></li> <li>I have received the files from @pkattera, as they were included in his <a href="https://steemit.com/steempress/@pkattera/my-steempress-io-theme-competition-entry">entry post</a>. They are actually <a href="https://github.com/aaroncox/steempress/commit/80413cfc2fb024d4ee62758f71d4be139e8571b0">already implemented</a> and on github, and I have a few examples of the theme running live (see below). We are both still collaborating on improvements via steemit.chat.</li> </ul><h3>Bounty Transactions</h3> <ul><li>@dudutaulois - <strong>awarded</strong> - <strong><a href="https://steemd.com/tx/1f2a3485e02e33780d518e35e65b0aacb6d67733">view the transaction on steemd.com</a></strong></li> <li>@pkattera - <strong>awarded</strong> - <strong><a href="https://steemd.com/tx/2085587b066f6b2aa6b4ab2dd1df01cffb09fd96">view the transaction on steemd.com</a></strong></li> </ul><h3>Themes in action</h3> <p>With @pkattera's theme up and running, I can actually now show you how the alpha is shaping up. There are still bugs and the content really isn't optimized, but it's already showing it's potential.</p> <ol><li>I setup <a href="http://jesta.us/">jesta.us as my witness updates blog</a>. It's running on a standard PHP server with steempress configured to show my posts, but only if they are using the <code>witness-category</code> tag.</li> <li>Since both themes created really show off imagery well, I've been paying a lot more attention to the photography category. Check out what it would look like for <a href="http://steempress.io/@anyx">@anyx</a>, <a href="http://steempress.io/@jamtaylor">@jamtaylor</a> or <a href="http://steempress.io/@daxon">@daxon</a> if they setup a blog using the system. You can actually do this with any username in the URL, feel free to try it out with yours.</li> </ol><h3>Thoughts on the bounty</h3> <p>I'm pleased with how this bounty turned out, and I hope it encourages others to do similar things in the future. Those of us that have been fortunate enough to do well with our posts should devote some of our resources to initiatives like this.</p> <p>Bounties could be a huge initiative for growth within the steem community, and a great way to get people involved.</p> <p>I hope to continue working with @pkattera and @dudutaulois to further refine these themes, and possibly on other projects in the future. I also hope to be running a few other bounties as time progresses and new needs for my projects are identified.</p> <p>I'm also still refining the process and really analyzing what it took to run a bounty like this. If there's additional information you (as someone not participating) would have wanted to see/know, I'd be interested in hearing it. This bounty was a great experiment to test how the system can and should work. Your thoughts would be appreciated :)</p> <h3>Update #2</h3> <p>I've received @dudutaulois's them files and have them implemented, and have updated the post above with information regarding the new status. I will no longer be able to update this post soon, so any additions will be in a new post or comments.</p> <p>(Screenshot at the top is from <a href="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/">Diablo 3</a> by <a href="https://blizzard.com">Blizzard Entertainment</a>)</p>
post[html_preview] <p>At the beginning of August, I posted a bounty for a custom theme for a project I'm working on called steempress - an open source self hosted blogging platform based on the steem blockchain.</p><p>The bounty reached $775.693 SBD, 500 from the funds I've contributed and 275.693 SBD from the announcement post's earnings.</p>
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Calling all web designers - I'm offering a SBD bounty for the creation of a default SteemPress blog theme
2016-08-01 | Tags: [steempress] [web-design] [bounty] [steempress-bounty]
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post[title] Calling all web designers - I'm offering a SBD bounty for the creation of a default SteemPress blog theme
post[body] I figured it's time for an experiment in crowd sourcing using steemit.com as the platform. [My name's Aaron](https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@jesta/hey-everyone-i-m-aaron-aka-jesta-i-m-a-developer-sysadmin-gamer-and-lover-of-new-technologies-let-me-tell-you-how-i-ended-up) and I've been working for the past few weeks on a [project I'm calling SteemPress](https://steemit.com/steempress/@jesta/steempress-open-source-and-self-hosted-blog-platform-powered-by-the-steem-blockchain). It's evolving into a steem powered blog engine that anyone can run to create a standalone blog based on the steem blockchain. I am offering a bounty to all the web designers out there for a modern blog theme. I haven't focused at all on the design of SteemPress, and I'm tired of it looking like crap! I have been way busy working on the more technical aspects to dedicate my (bad) design skills to the task. So I'm putting my money where my mouth is, let's see what the designers in the community can come up with! ## Here's what it looks like currently ![Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/Fv8MPfB.jpg) It needs love in a bad way. You can also see the code live on [steempress.io](https://steempress.io) (which is currently serving up all content by the @steemitblog account). ## The booty for the bounty: - $500 SBD out of my wallet. - All of the SBD rewards I get from this root level post, both 12hr and 30d. - Credit within SteemPress repository for the default theme and a link in the credits as long as it's included as the default theme. ## Understanding the SteemPress vision is important The goal is to create an open source project that competes with applications like Medium, WordPress, Ghost and other blogging platforms. This platform needs a default theme for the users who don't want to customize it, but still want a nice looking blog. Keep that in mind with your design, as these pages should draw heavy inspiration from those you feel are best in the blogging world. ## What's expected of a theme The theme itself needs to be clean and easy to read on all types of devices. The typography and color scheme should be used to draw users focus to the content presented on the specific page. The colors should be easy on the eyes and the layout should be that of a modern blog. The theme itself should be a **combination of HTML/CSS**, not just a photoshop mockup. Currently there are **two pages** needed for this theme bounty: - [The blog list page](https://codepen.io/aaroncox/pen/NABoLq) - a landing page for users to browse different blog posts, each with summarized information and controls. - [The blog post page](https://codepen.io/aaroncox/pen/xOJrQW) - a destination page that contains the content of a specific blog post. All details of the post should be visible here. Currently I'm using foundation 6 (the same as steemit.com), but am open to other frameworks if it suits your design. I'm partial to semantic-ui for most of my projects, but figured it might be wise to use foundation 6 to match steemit.com a little. All pages should contain a few global/common elements: - A global header. It should include the title of the blog (defined by the user) and an area for links/buttons. The links will likely be a way to log in, a search, and ways to way to learn more about the author. - A global footer. It should include an an area for more customizable external links, some of the most recent content, and an area at the very bottom that says "Powered by SteemPress, built on Steem". ### Other modular page elements include: - A post preview element, including the title, the categories/tags, an **optional** image, an article summary, the date, author, voting controls/count, comment controls/count, and a link to read the entire article. - A sidebar element template. The functionality of the sidebar is currently being explored, but elements like "Recent Replies" and "Recent Comments" will likely be a part of this area. A generic element can be designed and reused in this area. ## How to submit your theme: - Use the provided HTML templates ([blog list page](https://codepen.io/aaroncox/pen/NABoLq) & [blog post page](https://codepen.io/aaroncox/pen/xOJrQW)) to create your theme. You are free to move HTML elements around to fit your design and add custom CSS to accomplish your vision. - Submit your design by posting here on steemit.com. - Make sure to use the tag `#steempress-bounty` in the tags field on your post (putting it in the body doesn't work anymore). - Include screenshots as well as a link where we can see the HTML/CSS in action! - You are free to iterate and improve on your design until the bounty expires. ## Feedback will be provided on your designs! Over the duration of this bounty, I will be engaging as much as possible with the designers to provide feedback. There are two ways to get feedback: 1. I'll be watching any posts that use `#steempress-bounty` tag and giving my initial feedback. 2. Join [steemit.chat](https://steemit.chat/) and join the #steempress channel. More than happy to provide feedback live via chat (if I'm online). If you leave messages, I'll respond once I see them. **I'd also invite the entire steem community to provide feedback as well!** ## How the bounty will be awarded: All submissions posted on or before August 21st, 11:59PM will be considered! That's approximately 3 weeks from today. The week of the 21st (through the 26th) I will spend time evaluating each submission. I will be taking community feedback into consideration, confer with some of the designers I know, and ultimately make a decision on which is best suited for the engine. At the end of the week (the 26th), I will select a theme to award the bounty. ### What all the themes are terrible? I reserve the right to not accept any themes if this experiment falls flat on it's face and no one submits anything worth while. Hopefully I've built up enough trust in the community thus far that this won't be a concern. SteemPress needs a theme, so I have incentive to accept one. ### What if my theme doesn't get picked? The good thing about the way I'm building SteemPress is that it's 100% customizable. People will still be able to use your theme if you build it! This could spawn an entire market for custom-built themes, people posting/announcing themes (and earning rewards), and draw an entire community of designers into the steem ecosystem. Another little win is that rou're likely to get some upvotes on your posts for efforts, since you're contributing original content :) For anyone interested in building themes for the platform even beyond this bounty program, I'll make sure I work with you to help promote your creations. ## Project Requirements - The theme must be easy to read - it's a blog after all. - The theme must be MIT licensed and free to use. - The theme must not be a blatant ripoff or stolen from elsewhere. - The theme must use only assets that are open source or free to use. - The theme must not include more than 2 fonts. - The theme must be responsive and scale down to mobile screen resolutions. - The theme must be visibly running on a site like codepen.io (wherever really) ## Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? If you have any feedback, concerns or questions, just leave a reply here and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I'll also keep amending the original post to help point out more information as required. This is the first time I've ever offered a public bounty like this, so I may have missed some important information that I haven't even thought of. You're also free to send me messages on steemit.chat, I'm @jesta there as well.
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post[html] <p>I figured it's time for an experiment in crowd sourcing using steemit.com as the platform. <a href="https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@jesta/hey-everyone-i-m-aaron-aka-jesta-i-m-a-developer-sysadmin-gamer-and-lover-of-new-technologies-let-me-tell-you-how-i-ended-up">My name's Aaron</a> and I've been working for the past few weeks on a <a href="https://steemit.com/steempress/@jesta/steempress-open-source-and-self-hosted-blog-platform-powered-by-the-steem-blockchain">project I'm calling SteemPress</a>. It's evolving into a steem powered blog engine that anyone can run to create a standalone blog based on the steem blockchain.</p> <p>I am offering a bounty to all the web designers out there for a modern blog theme. I haven't focused at all on the design of SteemPress, and I'm tired of it looking like crap! I have been way busy working on the more technical aspects to dedicate my (bad) design skills to the task. So I'm putting my money where my mouth is, let's see what the designers in the community can come up with!</p> <h2>Here's what it looks like currently</h2> <p><img src="http://i.imgur.com/Fv8MPfB.jpg" alt="Imgur" /></p> <p>It needs love in a bad way. You can also see the code live on <a href="https://steempress.io">steempress.io</a> (which is currently serving up all content by the @steemitblog account).</p> <h2>The booty for the bounty:</h2> <ul><li>$500 SBD out of my wallet.</li> <li>All of the SBD rewards I get from this root level post, both 12hr and 30d.</li> <li>Credit within SteemPress repository for the default theme and a link in the credits as long as it's included as the default theme.</li> </ul><h2>Understanding the SteemPress vision is important</h2> <p>The goal is to create an open source project that competes with applications like Medium, WordPress, Ghost and other blogging platforms. This platform needs a default theme for the users who don't want to customize it, but still want a nice looking blog. Keep that in mind with your design, as these pages should draw heavy inspiration from those you feel are best in the blogging world.</p> <h2>What's expected of a theme</h2> <p>The theme itself needs to be clean and easy to read on all types of devices. The typography and color scheme should be used to draw users focus to the content presented on the specific page. The colors should be easy on the eyes and the layout should be that of a modern blog.</p> <p>The theme itself should be a <strong>combination of HTML/CSS</strong>, not just a photoshop mockup.</p> <p>Currently there are <strong>two pages</strong> needed for this theme bounty:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://codepen.io/aaroncox/pen/NABoLq">The blog list page</a> - a landing page for users to browse different blog posts, each with summarized information and controls.</li> <li><a href="https://codepen.io/aaroncox/pen/xOJrQW">The blog post page</a> - a destination page that contains the content of a specific blog post. All details of the post should be visible here.</li> </ul><p>Currently I'm using foundation 6 (the same as steemit.com), but am open to other frameworks if it suits your design. I'm partial to semantic-ui for most of my projects, but figured it might be wise to use foundation 6 to match steemit.com a little.</p> <p>All pages should contain a few global/common elements:</p> <ul><li>A global header. It should include the title of the blog (defined by the user) and an area for links/buttons. The links will likely be a way to log in, a search, and ways to way to learn more about the author.</li> <li>A global footer. It should include an an area for more customizable external links, some of the most recent content, and an area at the very bottom that says "Powered by SteemPress, built on Steem".</li> </ul><h3>Other modular page elements include:</h3> <ul><li>A post preview element, including the title, the categories/tags, an <strong>optional</strong> image, an article summary, the date, author, voting controls/count, comment controls/count, and a link to read the entire article.</li> <li>A sidebar element template. The functionality of the sidebar is currently being explored, but elements like "Recent Replies" and "Recent Comments" will likely be a part of this area. A generic element can be designed and reused in this area.</li> </ul><h2>How to submit your theme:</h2> <ul><li>Use the provided HTML templates (<a href="https://codepen.io/aaroncox/pen/NABoLq">blog list page</a> &amp; <a href="https://codepen.io/aaroncox/pen/xOJrQW">blog post page</a>) to create your theme. You are free to move HTML elements around to fit your design and add custom CSS to accomplish your vision.</li> <li>Submit your design by posting here on steemit.com. <ul><li>Make sure to use the tag <code>#steempress-bounty</code> in the tags field on your post (putting it in the body doesn't work anymore). </li> <li>Include screenshots as well as a link where we can see the HTML/CSS in action!</li> </ul></li> <li>You are free to iterate and improve on your design until the bounty expires.</li> </ul><h2>Feedback will be provided on your designs!</h2> <p>Over the duration of this bounty, I will be engaging as much as possible with the designers to provide feedback. There are two ways to get feedback:</p> <ol><li>I'll be watching any posts that use <code>#steempress-bounty</code> tag and giving my initial feedback. </li> <li>Join <a href="https://steemit.chat/">steemit.chat</a> and join the #steempress channel. More than happy to provide feedback live via chat (if I'm online). If you leave messages, I'll respond once I see them.</li> </ol><p><strong>I'd also invite the entire steem community to provide feedback as well!</strong></p> <h2>How the bounty will be awarded:</h2> <p>All submissions posted on or before August 21st, 11:59PM will be considered! That's approximately 3 weeks from today.</p> <p>The week of the 21st (through the 26th) I will spend time evaluating each submission. I will be taking community feedback into consideration, confer with some of the designers I know, and ultimately make a decision on which is best suited for the engine. </p> <p>At the end of the week (the 26th), I will select a theme to award the bounty.</p> <h3>What all the themes are terrible?</h3> <p>I reserve the right to not accept any themes if this experiment falls flat on it's face and no one submits anything worth while. Hopefully I've built up enough trust in the community thus far that this won't be a concern. SteemPress needs a theme, so I have incentive to accept one.</p> <h3>What if my theme doesn't get picked?</h3> <p>The good thing about the way I'm building SteemPress is that it's 100% customizable. People will still be able to use your theme if you build it! This could spawn an entire market for custom-built themes, people posting/announcing themes (and earning rewards), and draw an entire community of designers into the steem ecosystem. Another little win is that rou're likely to get some upvotes on your posts for efforts, since you're contributing original content :)</p> <p>For anyone interested in building themes for the platform even beyond this bounty program, I'll make sure I work with you to help promote your creations.</p> <h2>Project Requirements</h2> <ul><li>The theme must be easy to read - it's a blog after all.</li> <li>The theme must be MIT licensed and free to use.</li> <li>The theme must not be a blatant ripoff or stolen from elsewhere.</li> <li>The theme must use only assets that are open source or free to use.</li> <li>The theme must not include more than 2 fonts.</li> <li>The theme must be responsive and scale down to mobile screen resolutions.</li> <li>The theme must be visibly running on a site like codepen.io (wherever really)</li> </ul><h2>Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?</h2> <p>If you have any feedback, concerns or questions, just leave a reply here and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I'll also keep amending the original post to help point out more information as required. This is the first time I've ever offered a public bounty like this, so I may have missed some important information that I haven't even thought of.</p> <p>You're also free to send me messages on steemit.chat, I'm @jesta there as well.</p>
post[html_preview] <p>I figured it's time for an experiment in crowd sourcing using steemit.com as the platform. My name's Aaron and I've been working for the past few weeks on a project I'm calling SteemPress. It's evolving into a steem powered blog engine that anyone can run to create a standalone blog based on the steem blockchain.</p><p>I am offering a bounty to all the web designers out there for a modern blog theme. I haven't focused at all on the design of SteemPress, and I'm tired of it looking like crap! I have been way busy working on the more technical aspects to dedicate my (bad) design skills to the task. So I'm putting my money where my mouth is, let's see what the designers in the community can come up with!</p>
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post[body] ![https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/730961175182073860/AY9SsNuk.jpg](https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/730961175182073860/AY9SsNuk.jpg) # SteemPress Alpha - 0.0.1 - Contributors wanted! SteemPress is an open source project providing a simple, customizable, self-hostable blog engine powered by the steem blockchain. The goals of the projects are as follows: **create a blog platform that anyone can host on any web host**. It should be as simple as downloading a zip, editing a few config files, and uploading to a server running PHP. [The initial proof of concept](https://steemit.com/steem/@jesta/introducing-steempress-an-experiment-view-for-steem-s-blockchain-blogging) launched almost 2 weeks ago was an interesting experiment, but was using some technologies preventing it from being truly portable. The version released today is a complete rebuild from the ground up using all open source technologies that should theoretically run everywhere! Interested in viewing the code? Want to help? https://github.com/aaroncox/steempress I currently don't have a demo site setup but will have one setup in the coming days. My plan is to setup a blog for updates to SteemStats. ### Discussion on technologies used Before the project gets too far along I wanted to release an alpha and start engaging with developers, designers and bloggers here on steemit. This project will take a community to foster and raise, as most open source initiatives do. As a collective, we just need to make sure the right tools are being used and it's accessible to everyone. To kick things off, here's a list of technologies currently in use by SteemPress, along with my reasoning for choosing them: - [PHP](http://php.net) - Almost every web host supports it. - [Silex Framework](http://silex.sensiolabs.org/) - Microframe work powered by Symfony. Small footprint and based on rock solid Symfony. - [Twig Templating](http://twig.sensiolabs.org) - Easy to use HTML templating. - [Foundation 6 CSS Framework](http://foundation.zurb.com/) - The same CSS framework that's used here on steemit.com. I am open to all of this changing as long as it fits our goals and needs. If you've got ideas, let's chat! ### Get involved and opportunities There's a lot to do to bring this project up to what could be considered 1.0, and I can't do it all alone! If you're interested in contributing, here are some ways to help: **Designers** SteemPress could use a default theme that's fitting of being a Steem project. Currently it's using Foundation 6 CSS as the base, but an amazing theme could be build on top of this. If you're interested, I'd currently recommend just building an HTML/CSS template of how you imagine it would look (with sample data) using foundation. I'd be more than happy to help implement it into SteemPress's core code. Right now it looks pretty crappy :) ![Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/CbQHOvX.png) In the future, we could have an entire theme marketplace. People creating and sharing themes, posting screenshots, and potentially earning rewards/tips from other users who then use their themes. As much as I hate to say it, the potential for "premium" themes also exists. **Developers** There's a lot of work that needs to be done, and I'll be hitting it hard over the next couple days implementing new features and continuing to setup the foundation of the project. Pull requests, opening issues, hell, even just installing it and seeing how easy it is to get running would help at this point. Take a look at the future features list below for some ideas. Currently I think one of the highest priorities for development is getting a JS layer implemented that allows users to login with their `posting` key. From there, we could allow users to comment and vote on posts as they are reading. To get started, just clone down the code and run `composer install` to install the dependencies. I've also included a [sample nginx config](https://github.com/aaroncox/steempress/blob/master/examples/configs/nginx/steempress.conf) in the repo. If you have problems, just let me know. **Bloggers** Do you have an idea for a blog that you'd like to be steem powered, yet on it's own blog style website? I'd love to hear what you'd want out of a system like that. It will help shape the direction of the project and hopefully help you get running! There will also be opportunities for "how-to" articles on how to setup your own blog using steempress! ### Places to further discuss this Feel free to leave a comment! I've also started #steempress on our [new rocket.chat server](https://steemit.com/steemit/@cass/steemit-chat-foss-alternative-to-slack-deployed-with-rocketchat). You're welcome to join the channel and help in whatever way possible! ### Currently supported features - **User Blog**: Visiting `/@username` on the application loads a blog style list of that users posts. Each piece of content is previewed, displaying the title, first 2 paragraphs of text, the author and date. - **Full page posts**: Using the same URL structure that exists here on steemit, you can access posts for a full view of the content. - **Localization Support**: Using the configuration file, you can set the default language of the site to customize the non-content elements. These localization files will need to be expanded and defined. ### Features yet to be developed - **Homepage**: A default homepage needs to be created that reads the site's configuration and creates a blog based on the configuration provided. The site should be configurable to automatically host the blog of the specified user(s) and could even match specific tags. - **Tag Browsing**: Create an in-site navigation that allows for browsing of all content by that user. - **Theme Support**: `resources/templates` should contain different "themes", which users can download to customize the look and feel of the blog. - **User Authentication**: Implementing a solution like [steemjs](https://github.com/adcpm/steem) by @fabien to allow for user authentication. From there voting, commenting, and even authoring tools could be added. I imagine all user-related activity will happen in the browser, much like steemit.com, and never communicate with the server. - **Deployment Scripts**: Setting up scripts to allow for easy deployment to Heroku and similar services for microhosting. - **Caching Layer**: A simple caching layer should be added to cache content (statically) on the server for X amount of time. Currently each request calls the blockchain for content. - **Full Test Coverage**: The testing framework exists using `phpunit`, but needs to be built upon. I plan on integrating it with TravisCI in the very near future for public testing results. ### Future of SteemPress.io The last bit of the puzzle is where the original concept ([steempress.io](http://steempress.io)) fits into this equation. It's still running on the proof of concept design I did a few weeks ago, but I will be upgrading it to use this new format in the near future. We will use it to showcase all things steempress related - themes, updates, tutorials, etc. ### Let's build something awesome together! Thanks again steemians - this community has produced some amazing works over the past few weeks. Let's keep this ball rolling and keep adding more and more value to the steem platform!
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post[html] <p><img src="https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/730961175182073860/AY9SsNuk.jpg" alt="https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/730961175182073860/AY9SsNuk.jpg" /></p> <h1>SteemPress Alpha - 0.0.1 - Contributors wanted!</h1> <p>SteemPress is an open source project providing a simple, customizable, self-hostable blog engine powered by the steem blockchain. The goals of the projects are as follows: <strong>create a blog platform that anyone can host on any web host</strong>. It should be as simple as downloading a zip, editing a few config files, and uploading to a server running PHP.</p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/steem/@jesta/introducing-steempress-an-experiment-view-for-steem-s-blockchain-blogging">The initial proof of concept</a> launched almost 2 weeks ago was an interesting experiment, but was using some technologies preventing it from being truly portable. The version released today is a complete rebuild from the ground up using all open source technologies that should theoretically run everywhere!</p> <p>Interested in viewing the code? Want to help?</p> <p>https://github.com/aaroncox/steempress</p> <p>I currently don't have a demo site setup but will have one setup in the coming days. My plan is to setup a blog for updates to SteemStats.</p> <h3>Discussion on technologies used</h3> <p>Before the project gets too far along I wanted to release an alpha and start engaging with developers, designers and bloggers here on steemit. This project will take a community to foster and raise, as most open source initiatives do. As a collective, we just need to make sure the right tools are being used and it's accessible to everyone.</p> <p>To kick things off, here's a list of technologies currently in use by SteemPress, along with my reasoning for choosing them:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://php.net">PHP</a> - Almost every web host supports it.</li> <li><a href="http://silex.sensiolabs.org/">Silex Framework</a> - Microframe work powered by Symfony. Small footprint and based on rock solid Symfony.</li> <li><a href="http://twig.sensiolabs.org">Twig Templating</a> - Easy to use HTML templating.</li> <li><a href="http://foundation.zurb.com/">Foundation 6 CSS Framework</a> - The same CSS framework that's used here on steemit.com.</li> </ul><p>I am open to all of this changing as long as it fits our goals and needs. If you've got ideas, let's chat!</p> <h3>Get involved and opportunities</h3> <p>There's a lot to do to bring this project up to what could be considered 1.0, and I can't do it all alone! If you're interested in contributing, here are some ways to help:</p> <p><strong>Designers</strong></p> <p>SteemPress could use a default theme that's fitting of being a Steem project. Currently it's using Foundation 6 CSS as the base, but an amazing theme could be build on top of this. If you're interested, I'd currently recommend just building an HTML/CSS template of how you imagine it would look (with sample data) using foundation.</p> <p>I'd be more than happy to help implement it into SteemPress's core code. Right now it looks pretty crappy :)</p> <p><img src="http://i.imgur.com/CbQHOvX.png" alt="Imgur" /></p> <p>In the future, we could have an entire theme marketplace. People creating and sharing themes, posting screenshots, and potentially earning rewards/tips from other users who then use their themes. As much as I hate to say it, the potential for "premium" themes also exists.</p> <p><strong>Developers</strong></p> <p>There's a lot of work that needs to be done, and I'll be hitting it hard over the next couple days implementing new features and continuing to setup the foundation of the project. Pull requests, opening issues, hell, even just installing it and seeing how easy it is to get running would help at this point. Take a look at the future features list below for some ideas.</p> <p>Currently I think one of the highest priorities for development is getting a JS layer implemented that allows users to login with their <code>posting</code> key. From there, we could allow users to comment and vote on posts as they are reading.</p> <p>To get started, just clone down the code and run <code>composer install</code> to install the dependencies. I've also included a <a href="https://github.com/aaroncox/steempress/blob/master/examples/configs/nginx/steempress.conf">sample nginx config</a> in the repo. If you have problems, just let me know.</p> <p><strong>Bloggers</strong></p> <p>Do you have an idea for a blog that you'd like to be steem powered, yet on it's own blog style website? I'd love to hear what you'd want out of a system like that. It will help shape the direction of the project and hopefully help you get running!</p> <p>There will also be opportunities for "how-to" articles on how to setup your own blog using steempress! </p> <h3>Places to further discuss this</h3> <p>Feel free to leave a comment! I've also started #steempress on our <a href="https://steemit.com/steemit/@cass/steemit-chat-foss-alternative-to-slack-deployed-with-rocketchat">new rocket.chat server</a>. You're welcome to join the channel and help in whatever way possible!</p> <h3>Currently supported features</h3> <ul><li><strong>User Blog</strong>: Visiting <code>/@username</code> on the application loads a blog style list of that users posts. Each piece of content is previewed, displaying the title, first 2 paragraphs of text, the author and date.</li> <li><strong>Full page posts</strong>: Using the same URL structure that exists here on steemit, you can access posts for a full view of the content.</li> <li><strong>Localization Support</strong>: Using the configuration file, you can set the default language of the site to customize the non-content elements. These localization files will need to be expanded and defined.</li> </ul><h3>Features yet to be developed</h3> <ul><li><strong>Homepage</strong>: A default homepage needs to be created that reads the site's configuration and creates a blog based on the configuration provided. The site should be configurable to automatically host the blog of the specified user(s) and could even match specific tags.</li> <li><strong>Tag Browsing</strong>: Create an in-site navigation that allows for browsing of all content by that user.</li> <li><strong>Theme Support</strong>: <code>resources/templates</code> should contain different "themes", which users can download to customize the look and feel of the blog.</li> <li><strong>User Authentication</strong>: Implementing a solution like <a href="https://github.com/adcpm/steem">steemjs</a> by @fabien to allow for user authentication. From there voting, commenting, and even authoring tools could be added. I imagine all user-related activity will happen in the browser, much like steemit.com, and never communicate with the server.</li> <li><strong>Deployment Scripts</strong>: Setting up scripts to allow for easy deployment to Heroku and similar services for microhosting.</li> <li><strong>Caching Layer</strong>: A simple caching layer should be added to cache content (statically) on the server for X amount of time. Currently each request calls the blockchain for content.</li> <li><strong>Full Test Coverage</strong>: The testing framework exists using <code>phpunit</code>, but needs to be built upon. I plan on integrating it with TravisCI in the very near future for public testing results.</li> </ul><h3>Future of SteemPress.io</h3> <p>The last bit of the puzzle is where the original concept (<a href="http://steempress.io">steempress.io</a>) fits into this equation. It's still running on the proof of concept design I did a few weeks ago, but I will be upgrading it to use this new format in the near future. We will use it to showcase all things steempress related - themes, updates, tutorials, etc. </p> <h3>Let's build something awesome together!</h3> <p>Thanks again steemians - this community has produced some amazing works over the past few weeks. Let's keep this ball rolling and keep adding more and more value to the steem platform!</p>
post[html_preview] SteemPress Alpha - 0.0.1 - Contributors wanted!<p>SteemPress is an open source project providing a simple, customizable, self-hostable blog engine powered by the steem blockchain. The goals of the projects are as follows: create a blog platform that anyone can host on any web host. It should be as simple as downloading a zip, editing a few config files, and uploading to a server running PHP.</p>
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Introducing SteemPress.io - mixing a traditional blog style with the steem blockchain
2016-07-19 | Tags: [steem] [steempress] [technology] [cryptocurrency]
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post[body] Every blog I start needs a few things: a custom domain, a theme and an engine to power it. Wordpress? Ghost? Why not steem? I decided create a proof-of-concept showing how it's possible to use the steem blockchain to create a personal blog. ## Introducing SteemPress.io [http://steempress.io](http://steempress.io) ![http://i.imgur.com/niTXSFE.png?1](http://i.imgur.com/niTXSFE.png?1) [SteemPress.io](http://steempress.io) is a website for viewing steem blockchain blog posts (not comments, yet) in a traditional blog format. It is the result of a mini-hackathon over the past 24 hours and is in no way complete. **It's likely there's a few bugs**. If you'd like, you can continue reading this post on my blog over on SteemPress: - [http://steempress.io/@jesta](http://steempress.io/@jesta) - [http://jesta.steempress.io](http://jesta.steempress.io) It's powered by the steem blockchain, templated and routed through PHP (I know, I know), and uses a custom theme I downloaded off github. Can you see where this could go from here? Developers can use it for software documentation, companies could use it for their blogs, prominent bloggers could have their own websites - the possibilities are endless. All while integrating into the steem ecosystem and earning rewards. Here's a few blogs that I caught up on by using SteemPress: - [http://steempress.io/@steemitblog](http://steempress.io/@steemitblog) - I @steemitblog found some really interesting articles from a month ago that I hadn't read yet. - [http://steempress.io/@xeroc](http://steempress.io/@xeroc) - @xeroc has been building some awesome software, I've learned a lot from looking at what he's done. As a web developer, this kind of blockchain tech blows my mind, **especially steem**. ### The "why" behind SteemPress.io Yesterday [I started thinking about ways to organize the tags on steemit](https://steemd.com/steemit/@jesta/tags-on-steemit-the-issue-and-potential-solutions) in an effort to help people surface their blog content. If I start a blog, I want it to be easy to find. Tags are the area to address, right? The problem was that I was a bit too laser focused, specifically on tags. Then I started thinking about what it's going to take for me to use the steemit platform for blogging. I want a few things: - A custom domain I can give to people (instead of steemit.com/@jesta). - A way to customize the experience for my readers. - SEO relevance for the subject matter I'm writing. Why not just use the blockchain? Why not let **everyone**? Poof, [steempress.io](http://steempress.io). ### Fun fact: BYOD (bring your own domain) Did you notice above how I used [http://jesta.steempress.io](http://jesta.steempress.io)? You techie/web folk out there should realize the potential in this. Any username can be used as a subdomain in the URL. Which also means that you can use cname DNS records to point your own domain to the service... [blog.jesta.us](http://blog.jesta.us) I created a `cname` record of `blog` on the jesta.us domain that points to [jesta.steempress.io](jesta.steempress.io). Now my blog on [jesta.us](http://jesta.us) is powered by [steempress.io](http://steempress.io), which in turn is powered by the steem blockchain! Steemception! **A warning for those interested in cname/subdomains (thanks @dasher!)**: Please be aware that if you use a CNAME record, the cookies you set on your domain will be passed to SteemPress.io while visiting. Please make sure you're not passing any sensitive information or session information in your cookies! ### Where does this go from here? Well, it depends on how many of you like this idea. Like I said, this is a project that's less than 24 hours old. It could go a million ways though: - Should it be an open source thing you can install on any server? - A commenting interface could be added - A voting interface could be added - The ability to create blogs based on multiple users - The ability to create blogs based on tags - Support for youtube videos (not working yet) - It could load more than 10 posts (infinite scrolling) - Custom Layouts/CSS/Themes so you could make it look however you want I'm really excited by the potential of steem. I've been lurking in the crypto space since 2013 when the bitcoin rockets caught my eye. I haven't been this excited in a long time. I hope this small project helps inspire you and helps everyone realize the potential here. This type of technology opens the doors to so many people who wouldn't otherwise bat an eye at cryptocurrencies.
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post[html] <p>Every blog I start needs a few things: a custom domain, a theme and an engine to power it. Wordpress? Ghost? Why not steem? I decided create a proof-of-concept showing how it's possible to use the steem blockchain to create a personal blog.</p> <h2>Introducing SteemPress.io</h2> <p><a href="http://steempress.io">http://steempress.io</a></p> <p><img src="http://i.imgur.com/niTXSFE.png?1" alt="http://i.imgur.com/niTXSFE.png?1" /></p> <p><a href="http://steempress.io">SteemPress.io</a> is a website for viewing steem blockchain blog posts (not comments, yet) in a traditional blog format. It is the result of a mini-hackathon over the past 24 hours and is in no way complete. <strong>It's likely there's a few bugs</strong>.</p> <p>If you'd like, you can continue reading this post on my blog over on SteemPress:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://steempress.io/@jesta">http://steempress.io/@jesta</a></li> <li><a href="http://jesta.steempress.io">http://jesta.steempress.io</a></li> </ul><p>It's powered by the steem blockchain, templated and routed through PHP (I know, I know), and uses a custom theme I downloaded off github.</p> <p>Can you see where this could go from here? Developers can use it for software documentation, companies could use it for their blogs, prominent bloggers could have their own websites - the possibilities are endless. All while integrating into the steem ecosystem and earning rewards.</p> <p>Here's a few blogs that I caught up on by using SteemPress:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://steempress.io/@steemitblog">http://steempress.io/@steemitblog</a> - I @steemitblog found some really interesting articles from a month ago that I hadn't read yet.</li> <li><a href="http://steempress.io/@xeroc">http://steempress.io/@xeroc</a> - @xeroc has been building some awesome software, I've learned a lot from looking at what he's done.</li> </ul><p>As a web developer, this kind of blockchain tech blows my mind, <strong>especially steem</strong>.</p> <h3>The "why" behind SteemPress.io</h3> <p>Yesterday <a href="https://steemd.com/steemit/@jesta/tags-on-steemit-the-issue-and-potential-solutions">I started thinking about ways to organize the tags on steemit</a> in an effort to help people surface their blog content. If I start a blog, I want it to be easy to find. Tags are the area to address, right?</p> <p>The problem was that I was a bit too laser focused, specifically on tags. Then I started thinking about what it's going to take for me to use the steemit platform for blogging. I want a few things:</p> <ul><li>A custom domain I can give to people (instead of steemit.com/@jesta).</li> <li>A way to customize the experience for my readers.</li> <li>SEO relevance for the subject matter I'm writing.</li> </ul><p>Why not just use the blockchain? Why not let <strong>everyone</strong>?</p> <p>Poof, <a href="http://steempress.io">steempress.io</a>.</p> <h3>Fun fact: BYOD (bring your own domain)</h3> <p>Did you notice above how I used <a href="http://jesta.steempress.io">http://jesta.steempress.io</a>? You techie/web folk out there should realize the potential in this. Any username can be used as a subdomain in the URL. Which also means that you can use cname DNS records to point your own domain to the service...</p> <p><a href="http://blog.jesta.us">blog.jesta.us</a></p> <p>I created a <code>cname</code> record of <code>blog</code> on the jesta.us domain that points to <a href="jesta.steempress.io">jesta.steempress.io</a>. Now my blog on <a href="http://jesta.us">jesta.us</a> is powered by <a href="http://steempress.io">steempress.io</a>, which in turn is powered by the steem blockchain! Steemception!</p> <p><strong>A warning for those interested in cname/subdomains (thanks @dasher!)</strong>: Please be aware that if you use a CNAME record, the cookies you set on your domain will be passed to SteemPress.io while visiting. Please make sure you're not passing any sensitive information or session information in your cookies!</p> <h3>Where does this go from here?</h3> <p>Well, it depends on how many of you like this idea. Like I said, this is a project that's less than 24 hours old. It could go a million ways though:</p> <ul><li>Should it be an open source thing you can install on any server?</li> <li>A commenting interface could be added</li> <li>A voting interface could be added</li> <li>The ability to create blogs based on multiple users</li> <li>The ability to create blogs based on tags</li> <li>Support for youtube videos (not working yet)</li> <li>It could load more than 10 posts (infinite scrolling)</li> <li>Custom Layouts/CSS/Themes so you could make it look however you want</li> </ul><p>I'm really excited by the potential of steem. I've been lurking in the crypto space since 2013 when the bitcoin rockets caught my eye. I haven't been this excited in a long time.</p> <p>I hope this small project helps inspire you and helps everyone realize the potential here. This type of technology opens the doors to so many people who wouldn't otherwise bat an eye at cryptocurrencies.</p>
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