/ Why saisho?🤔

Why did I make Saisho? To be honest with you, I didn't think I was going to use it. In a sense, at least that's what I thought initially, Saisho was too minimal.

I wasn't sure I was ready to give up on a GUI to edit the content of my blog/website/whatever. It's comfortable.

Thing is, we humans have a very good ability - we adapt. Saisho was a challenge to myself - get out of this comfort zone and create something that, I myself, will use. Bonus points if others will too.

The starting point was perfection1 to which I will only add the things that matter, no bells, no whistles.

I believe I have managed to achieve that (albeit with messy code) - Saisho takes MD files (with some extra metadata2), parses them and saves a cached HTML file to be served. Now there's also an RSS feed thrown in.

That's it.

And while my code is a mess and template support could be done much better, I don't think Saisho needs any extra features besides this.

Features are there to answer a need or solve a problem. If a feature does neither, we don't really need it.

  1. “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey 

  2. The basics are title, date and description but Saisho will parse any [[metadata]]

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