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#1 2012-03-24 15:42:09

michaelkpate
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Svbtle and Obtvse

Meet Svbtle, the beautiful blogging platform you’re not invited to, and Obtvse, its open-source clone

Striking contrast in the statements about whether Svbtle will ever be available to everyone: “The goal is simple: when you see the Svbtle design, you should know that the content is guaranteed to be great.” and “Just wait until Svbtle is finished and open to the public.”

I just can’t bring myself to be interested in anything running on Ruby on Rails, though.

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#2 2012-03-25 23:24:00

mistersugar
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Re: Svbtle and Obtvse

Michael, I read about these two while I was in the airport yesterday. I’m finding it very interesting how many bloggers are going for simple designs, and just-as-simple blogging engines. I’m fiddling my way through a redesign of mistersugar.com, using the Bootstrap CSS framework, with Txp naturally, but as pared down as I can go.

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#3 2012-03-28 19:06:24

michaelkpate
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Re: Svbtle and Obtvse

I want to delve into Bootstrap sometime soon. Gina Trapani said it made putting together http://narrowthegapp.com/ very easy.

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#4 2012-03-28 23:15:16

MattD
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Re: Svbtle and Obtvse

michaelkpate wrote:

Gina Trapani said it made putting together http://narrowthegapp.com/ very easy.

Looks like basically the example site.


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#5 2012-03-29 14:54:30

michaelkpate
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Re: Svbtle and Obtvse

Matt,

Gina is a great programmer, but she said used Boostrap because she had no design skills. :)

I think it was near the end of http://twit.tv/show/this-week-in-google/138

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#6 2012-03-29 19:49:27

maruchan
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Re: Svbtle and Obtvse

If you check out Bootstrap design galleries, you see a lot of common stuff, like the bar across the top. A few sites actually do stand out, but one very common theme is, “I just need this up, fast.” I have used it for that purpose and it was incredibly fast to work with.

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#7 2012-04-04 01:08:58

sunmaker
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Re: Svbtle and Obtvse

michaelkpate wrote:

“I just can’t bring myself to be interested in anything running on Ruby on Rails, though.”

Same here. Surely there’s a PHP version of Subtle or Obtuse or whatever they’re calling it.

And Bootstrap is cool but I think Zurb Foundation is awesomer.

My TXP sites from now on will be built on it.

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