TL;DR.Roughly a year ago today, I wrote a blog post entitled "Diazo theming is great, now we need a snippets library". It is therefore somewhat appropriate that I am able to reveal my first simple attempts at addressing the snippets library problem in a blog post almost exactly 1 year later.
A Diazo Snippets LibraryOne year later to the day, we now have a basic Diazo snippets library. You can check it out at http://pigeonflight.github.io/lessArcane/.
Not much to see, but it scratches an itch I've had for while. The library makes it possible to filter by different categories, not much more yet.
It all started with GistboxTo pull this off, I first started aggregating snippets from around the web in Gistbox and also solicited help from others to submit their own snippets.
|After shopping around a bit I came upon Gistbox which supported the idea of groups. So I set up a group for Diazo snippets.|
The drawback with using Gistbox groups was that the snippets were only available to persons who joined the group. I wanted them to be more public so I set about working on a way to export the snippets. It turns out that Gistbox passes around their data in JSON format, so I was able to "sniff" out the JSON data and export it as a data file.