steembin - read-only steemit viewer in 8.7% of the bytes
On my first or second day of finding out steem and steemit existed, I ran to try to create something that could get me acquainted with the basic developer API (Application Programming Interface) of the steem network. I ended-up pushing
steemcli up, even though that wasn't really what I'd set to myself to build over those two afterwork programming sessions.
Initially I thought I'd build a custom themeable version of steemit, to fix what I didn't like in it, by scrapping all Ghost themes and making small modifications to them.
That actually is implemented but buggy; if you want to take it over there're 140+ open-source ghost themes I think are perfectly legal to make available with proper attribution. I'm not really eager to continue trying to do that, so I'm open-sourcing and announcing a less buggy version of that code-base, which simply is a lean read-only front-end for steemit.com running on heroku's free tier at steembin.herokuapp.com.
I just thought it was funny that in the end, the hacky, old-fashioned, unsophisticated way of trying to build a little front-end as a regular web-application without doing a SPA was actually pretty good for me to navigate, even though it's a crappy script.
Check a webpage test here, comparing steembin on Heroku's free tier against steemit.com's current React.js front-end.
Enjoy or mock the code on GitLab, published under the GPLv3 license. I'll probably give you full rights if you ask.
All the best, @yamadapc