In the beginning of this year, I’ve started into a new direction, exploring unknown territory. Exciting times are lying ahead and I already learned a lot in the past month:
In march I joined forces with some amazing people and we founded a company called “Penseo”:https://www.penseo.de.
Working in such an early phase of a startup gives me a lot of freedom. There is room for experiments and I can decide myself what I like and want to try out! For sure, there are a lot of things, that need to be done. Luckily, I can try to find the best tool for the job.
One thing that I was investigating right in the beginning were Rails based CMS solutions. To make it short, none of them are amazing…
This is why we went with “Webflow”:https://www.webflow.com (special thx to Paul for the recommendation)!
It’s composed of 3 main elements:
* The Webflow-Designer, which is kind of a Photoshop for the Web, embracing Web-technologies at it’s core.
* The Webflow-Editor, a WYSIWYG, inline on site, content manager.
* The Webflow-CMS itself, where one can define collections and relationships similar to a RDBMS.
On top of that you get a “proper RESTful API”:https://developers.webflow.com/ which is actually really useful!
Since there were no Ruby API bindings, I “created a thin wrapper”:https://github.com/penseo/webflow-ruby in order to make my life a little easier.
I hope that someone else might find it useful too. I’d also love to get your feedback, or even better, pull-requests!