Build a website (webtorrent.io) #29

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feross opened this Issue Feb 24, 2014 · 16 comments

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@feross
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feross commented Feb 24, 2014

WebTorrent needs a website. Something simple and clean like the NodeOS site.

  • What is webtorrent
  • What are we building
  • How to try it out, getting started
  • Subscribe for updates (email list)
  • Blog (for project updates)
  • Documentation for all the webtorrent node modules
@feross feross added the enhancement label Feb 24, 2014
@weblancaster

Let me help you on that @feross

@feross
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feross commented Feb 24, 2014

@weblancaster feel free to take a stab at it. if it's good, we can use it as a starting point.

@wtfaremyinitials

I might take a stab at it as well

@feross
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feross commented Feb 24, 2014

Cool, thanks guys!

I think we should use bootstrap so we get something clean and maintainable, and it's easy for others to contribute. I've never used it before (I always write all the css myself, like on studynotes) but I think it will be a good starting point.

@weblancaster

Sounds good to me @feross .. we can even meet if needed @wtfaremyinitials looks like you are in Chicago as well.

@mauvm
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mauvm commented Apr 17, 2014

If you guys need some help with HTML/JS/CSS/slicing or whatever, please let me know. 👍

@fisch0920
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Adding atom.io as a great example open source site.

@feross
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feross commented May 14, 2014

yeah, http://atom.io is great! http://browserify.org is also excellent!

@feross feross removed the enhancement label May 18, 2014
@KeizerDev

Any progress so far?

@feross
Owner
feross commented Aug 12, 2014

Yes, there's been progress towards a website. There's a repo for the webtorrent website here: https://github.com/feross/webtorrent-website if you want to take a look.

Currently, there's a simple express stub site as well as a live bittorrent and webtorrent tracker hosted at http://tracker.webtorrent.io. The homepage http://webtorrent.io just redirects to this github repo. The trackers are using the bittorrent-tracker and webtorrent-tracker modules. The public webtorrent tracker, in particular, has been quite useful for developing the webrtc parts of webtorrent which is still ongoing.

There's also a page http://webtorrent.io/create where you can create .torrent files by just dragging-and-dropping files onto your browser. It's all done client-side with create-torrent.

Obviously, what's missing from all this is a nice, beautiful website that explains how everything works, documentation about the protocols, modules, and how to get started as a new user/developer.

@feross
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feross commented Mar 12, 2015

We'll track progress for this here: https://github.com/feross/webtorrent-website

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@feross
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feross commented Jul 29, 2015

A basic website is live at https://webtorrent.io now. It was designed by @sashahilton00 - thanks!

Help needed! If you're looking a way to get involved with WebTorrent, please help improve the website.

@feross
Owner
feross commented Jul 29, 2015

Folks who send good PRs to the website will get commit access! The site automatically deploys whenever there are new commits.

The repo is here: https://github.com/feross/webtorrent-www

@sashahilton00

@feross, sorry I didn't manage to get any further, life got busy. i will try to add some more to it in the future, but for now the framework to easily add content is there :)

@feross
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feross commented Jul 29, 2015

@sashahilton00 No problem! It's a great design and I really appreciate the work you put into it. I'm going to add a few new pages to it, but still looking for PRs to make it even better!

This will really help with WebTorrent adoption!

@feross
Owner
feross commented Jul 29, 2015

@sashahilton00 I just gave you the commit bit on the webtorrent-www repo!

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