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pub-server

pub-server

pub-server, or pub for short is an HTML generator+editor entirely written in javascript.

The generator+editor can run in-browser, providing a serverless-CMS for non-technical users to edit markdown source text fragments, and instantly preview the generated HTML, without first having to install pub-server themselves.

When you publish onto a static hosting service like netlify, you can include the generator+editor together with the published HTML.

To see this in action, check out the docs at http://jldec.github.io/pub-doc/. The editor appears when you click on the edit button at the top right. Feel free to play around - in this instance, your changes will not be recorded.

Other examples include a presentation theme, a flexbox design, and a blog.

installation

running pub-server locally requires node.js.

npm install -g pub-server

OSX and Linux are working, Windows support is coming - PRs welcome.

usage

  • pub (with no options) serves *.md in the current directory or looks for a pub-config.js. The default theme is useful for previewing Github README.md files. The server will watch for changes and update http://localhost:3001/ whenever markdown files or CSS or other static files are saved.

  • pub -O generates .html and other static files (including generator + editor) to ./out.

  • pub -S <dir> serves static files from any directory. It will mimic the behavior of Github Pages, looking for index.html files in folders, and redirecting from /folder-name to /folder-name/

  • pub -h shows usage summary.