Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:42 AM

MyWord Editor gets more beautiful

Remember MyWord Editor, the silo-free text editing program in JavaScript?

Last time I wrote about it, it was only 1/2 Medium. It could store stuff using your Twitter identity, and publish beautiful documents, but the editor was just plain old HTML forms. Not very beautiful to anyone but its creator.

Then in May I tripped over a project on GitHub, called medium-editor, that promised to take care of the beauty part of it. I just had to figure out how to replace the plain Jane editor with the nice one. It took a couple of approaches to figure it out, and now it's working. Couldn't be happier.

We're much closer now to having a fully open source silo-free way to publish single-page documents to the web in a way that's reasonably future-safe.

It's quite a stack

  1. The editor is a JavaScript app running in the browser. Open source, MIT license.

  2. It talks to a nodeStorage server, which implements storage and identity.

  3. Which in turn talks to Twitter API to handle identity.

  4. Storage is on Amazon S3.

  5. The API is documented in source, hopefully soon a wiki.


The medium-editor guys are great. And they've got quite a nice bit of uptake. They were very helpful when I had questions, even though they didn't know what I was working on.

We're ready to take more leaps. We just need help from users. How? Use the stuff. It's pretty easy now, and getting easier all the time.

Last built: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:04 AM

By Dave Winer, Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:42 AM. Yeah well, that's just, you know, like, your opinion, man.