Mark Catalano

Brooklyn NY Co-Founder of TakeShape Joined almost 2 years ago

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  • Posted to TakeShape, a Headless GraphQL CMS and SSG for Designers, in reply to Phil Smith , Sep 24, 2018

    Hi Phil, I don't think anyone has used TakeShape to build a design system site yet, but that would be a great way to use TakeShape! You can check out some of the sites that people have built here - https://www.takeshape.io/customers/.

    If you end up building a design system site make sure you let us know so we can feature it on the TakeShape site!

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  • Posted to TakeShape, a Headless GraphQL CMS and SSG for Designers, in reply to Bill Columbia , Sep 19, 2018

    Hi Bill! Currently our cloud instance is that option that's offered. We're working on a self-hosted option for enterprise customers who want to deploy TakeShape to their own private cloud.

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  • Posted to TakeShape, a Headless GraphQL CMS and SSG for Designers, in reply to Randolph Wiafe , Sep 19, 2018

    Hi Randolph, Thank you for this feedback! It is incredibly valuable!

    We've been debating on how users should access the setup steps after they navigate away from it. Totally agree with you that it's currently home in the floating "?" button isn't obvious enough.

    If you have any additional questions don't hesitate to reach out to us via the live chat.

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  • Posted to TakeShape, a Headless GraphQL CMS and SSG for Designers, in reply to Tony Gines , Sep 19, 2018

    Hi Tony, One of the Co-Founders of TakeShape here. TakeShape comes out of our experience running a design agency (Ronik Design) for the past 7 years.

    We set out to create a CMS that allowed us to be more expressive with our design work while not having to manage a CMS on the backend. TakeShape requires only the basic web dev skills that most designers have while freeing them to be more creative.

    We've loved using TakeShape in our own work and now we're sharing it with everyone.

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  • Posted to What website design trends do you think are coming to WordPress in 2017?, in reply to Alex Hoffman , Dec 30, 2016

    There are some products out there that focus on making Jekyll easier to use. A few of these services are Siteleaf https://www.siteleaf.com/, Forestry https://forestry.io/ and CloudCanon http://cloudcannon.com/. We've used Siteleaf in our agency for a few projects and we like the approach of making static sites easier to use. These services solve real problems and the developer experience is much more pleasant than WordPress. But, Jekyll and WordPress are slow and started their lives focused on blogging. That means you have to bend them to be more general purpose content management systems.

    Starting projects with caveats didn't sit well with us. We decided to take our experience building hundreds of websites, using all sorts of CMSes, to build a new kind of CMS platform from scratch. It's called TakeShape http://www.takeshape.io/. TakeShape is currently in a private beta but we've got some big ideas about the future of content management. Some of the fun things we've got cooking: drag-and-drop data modeling, instant GraphQL API, super fast static site generation and built-in hosting. Our concept focuses on optimizing content creator UX and developer UX. We want to allow developers to focus on adding value to content instead of battling their CMS.

    If this sounds interesting please sign up to stay up to date about our progress.

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