Open Publishing Space with Git Sync is designed to publish, share and collaboratively edit Markdown-based content using the modern flat-file Grav CMS. I am happy to share the news that a customized version of the new Grav default theme Quark, using the Lightweight, Responsive and Modern CSS Framework Spectre CSS Framework, is now the standard Open Publishing Space theme!

Open Publishing Space Blog List Figure 1. Open Publishing Space Blog List

The original Open Publishing Space theme, a customized version of the Antimatter theme, is still available.


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I recently tweeted the key highlights of the new Grav Open Publishing Space, and I thought I would share them here:

  1. Leverages a modern flat-file (no database) CMS for the creation, presentation, and maintenance of open content
  2. Supports collaboration and version control of open content (e.g. GitHub, GitLab, etc.), critical for sustainable #OER
  3. Makes open content more future-ready through CMS-independent access (GitHub, GitLab, etc.)
  4. Provides direct access to open content files for site visitors (i.e. Markdown, images, etc.)
  5. Display collaborative Markdown-based open content within other systems (via ‘Chromeless’ mode that presents content-only pages)
  6. Ability to quickly and easily update open content locally, using the text editing tools of your choice
  7. Provides a mobile and multi-device friendly visual presentation of your open content
  8. Optional Creative Commons license display, plus various additional features like custom menus and a Markdown-based sidebar widget

Sound of interest? Learn more about the Open Publishing Space project, and explore a live demo, at learn.hibbittsdesign.org/openpublishingspace