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.
update April 16, 2015: Now available as a Chrome Extension
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 a while. The library makes it possible to locate useful Diazo rules snippets, filtered 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.