DEVELOPMENT

You can take part in developing Superglue software. Go here to see the code.

Learn more about how the Superglue personal server and in-browser authoring tool works. Try it at Superglue demo page!

Authoring Tool

The Superglue authoring tool comes as an in-browser add-on that allows you to create pages, and save them directly to your Superglue personal server.

Advantage:

The advantage of this is: what-you-see-is-what-you-get. This mode is like live editing, as what you create in the moment, is what appears on the page. Once you hit save the page is immediately published. Another key advantage is that you do not need to worry about coding as our graphical interface will assist you in designing the page you want.

How does it work?

  1. The authoring tool is a browser add-on or browser app.
  2. To get this add-on you can download it from your personal server. Currently we support Firefox/Chromium/Chrome browsers. You can learn more about how to download the add-on here.
  3. Once you have installed the extension in your browser (it will appear as the diamond Superglue symbol) you can now change the add or change the content you have stored on your Superglue server.
  4. This is done by loading your web page and breaking it into editable parts, which you can edit and save immediately.
Personal Server
Our personal server is an off-the-shelf networked device, which you
can either:

  1. Buy with the preload Superglue firmware on it, or
  2. You can install the firmware yourself.

The Superglue firmware transforms the device into a personal web hosting platform. In the future we are also planning to add further functionality, which would allow independent and self-hosted applications to exist.

Advantage:

With the Superglue personal server you become more self-reliant as you can now host your own websites and avoid some of the extra costs, which commercial companies change.

How does it work?

  1. Buy a compatible network device from a shop
  2. Upload the Superglue firmware (aka our micro operating system), this turns your networked device into a personal server
  3. Once your personal server is configured, it hooks up to your home Internet connection
  4. Along with networked device you will also need a usb storage device (usb stick, hard drive etc) so that you can store your content and websites
  5. Now you have all the components installed you are ready to create and edit the content, which you will store on your mini server

Making your website

The Superglue web authoring tool allows you to edit web pages by manipulating creating and manipulating objects in the web browser.

Advantage

The advantage of this is what-you-see-is-what-you-get. This mode is like live editing, as what you create in the moment, is what appears on the page. In this way the editing and viewing mode are the same. Once you hit save the page is immediately published.

How does it work?

  1. Click on the Superglue diamond symbol in your browser window to switch to authoring mode.

  2. Create an element on the page by clicking and keeping clicked while pulling your cursor over the page.
  3. An empty box with a menu appears on the page and you can decide if you want to fill it with text, image or video.
  4. You can easily edit, move or link all objects (texts, images, videos) on the page. Just click on the object and select an action in the menu that appears.
  5. You can change fonts, resize the object, create a background, create a border, change colour or layering – anything you need. More detailed information on how to make and edit pages can be found here.
Superglue is developed by Danja VasilievJoscha JaegerMichael Zeder 
in collaboration with Teresa Dillon, VERBALVISUAL and zerbamine

Facilitated by: WORM
Supported by: Greenhost

Funded by: European Commission, LGRU, Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie and WORM
BUY A PRELOADED PERSONAL SERVER
Go to our webshop and buy a preconfigured device.
OR

SET-UP THE PERSONAL SERVER YOURSELF
Download Superglue firmware here.

START CREATING AND EDITING
YOUR WEBSITE

Download Chrome/Chromium or Firefox Superglue browser add-on here.

INSTRUCTIONS

Getting started with Superglue in a second.
Just have a look at our instructions and screencasts and you are ready to roll: discourse.superglue.it