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Kunuk Nykjaer

Browser only CMS

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This is an idea for a very minimalistic CMS solution.

You only need a browser to run the CMS solution. No web-server or DB are needed to host your CMS solution.

The content is separated to a resource folder (the content folder).
Text resources are stored inside a JavaScript file and not on a markup (html) page.

Here’s a snippet example of multiline text in markdown format stored in the resource file.

app-data.js = {
        multiline: function() {
# browser only cms

any modern browser and your favorite text editor.

Open the index.html with your browser.

  * Your browser is the server
  * Your CMS is the content folder
  * Your CMS editor is your favorite text-editor.

To edit the content open the 
`content/text/app-data.js` file 
and refresh your browser to see the update.


Browser only CMS is available at


Written by kunuk Nykjaer

February 24, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Posted in Development, Javascript

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  1. quite original I would say… but why it would be useful ?

    GIANTWeb (@giantapp)

    May 26, 2015 at 3:32 am

    • When I was building a prototype, I needed a setup where the customer could manage the content without the customer had access to any specific developer environment or IT systems. The content might be private/confidential and the customer only needed a browser and a text editor on hes/her laptop.

      kunuk Nykjaer

      May 27, 2015 at 2:15 pm

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