Text file publishing plattform.

  • Dropbox based – just save and it’s published
  • Outstanding typographic features
  • One free responsive theme out of the box
  • Create your own themes and page-templates
  • Custom domains
$ 6/mo

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The idea and story behind Txtport

99% of todays cms’s is at its worst a glorified database interface or at its best a rich platform where an organization can manage it’s content and businessactivities. Most cms’s is about site structure and business management rather then content creation.

«Content management system» – it lies in the name itself that it is more about publishing and not not writing. Publishing is about retrofitting already written texts into that pre defined schema that fits the technical infrastructure created to distribute your writing.

Most content managements is not about reading eighter since ti’s lack of automated typography.

Writing is about creating.

The biggest drawback is that this setup forces us to duplicate our work and keeps our writing environment from being synced online and offline / publicly and locally.

A lot of efforts are being put into creating even nicer and more friction-free writing interfaces on top of those database schemas. Ghost and Medium is two really good examples, they are great to write in, don’t get me wrong. I use both for the stuff I write for Nansen and Type & Tell. But they come with some requirements; you need internet access, you are forced back into that same interface when writing, it’s pretty damn hard to get your writing out and back in there if you want to continue writing in some other apps or services.

Publishing, branding, site structure and cmss.

Publishing is distribution of content. Branding is design and functionality that visually and tonality fits the how the brand, person or author of the content whats to be percieved. Site structure is the organisation of the site or page and also possibly the organisation owning the content.

In my mind writing, branding and structure are completly separate things. Writing is an recurring activity that demands peace, quiteness and inspiration … or at least perspiration.

Branding and structure is, generalised, a less frequent activity.

Yet we force the writers into an interface that is often dictated by branding, technical limitations and site structures.

Branding and structure is also tools we use to get the user/reader to make our writing more attracitve.

Thos two has very little to do with the creative process of writing. To give the site-owner maximum control of the brand/user-experience we need to have a very flexible theme-engine that does not limit what the site-owner can do.