If you have questions about Little Card Editor this is a great place to post them!

07/01/14; 04:48:04 PM

Little Card Editor is a simple app that creates and tweets cards that consist of a picture with a bit of text in front of it. When you're ready, you can tweet the card to your followers with a single click of a button. It couldn't be easier! (That's the idea.)

Examples

Here's a page of examples of Little Card Editor posts.

They're all exactly the same size (by design) and follow a familiar pattern.

You can change the color of the text. And there are some settings that allow you to do a little customization. But it's designed for simplicity. Not to be too much. Just enough. :heart_eyes_cat:

How to get started

  1. Go to the Little Card Editor site.

  2. In the right corner of the menu bar, you'll see a blue Twitter icon say says Sign on here. Click, a menu drops down. Choose the last command, Sign on Twitter.

  3. You're transported to Twitter, where you can give Little Card Editor permission to access your account. See the section below that explains how and where we store your credentials.

  4. Find a picture you want to use and save it to your local disk.

  5. Drag it onto the box in Little Card Editor.

  6. Type some tweet text in the box at the top of the page.

  7. Click the Tweet This Card button below the box.

That's all there is to it!

Making it beautiful

There are a lot styling options in the left sidebar. You can open it by clicking on the icon in the upper left corner of the page. More information on it are in the update notes for v0.60.

It also works with Facebook

Starting with version 0.54, you can publish cards using either Twitter or Facebook or both.

If you want to use Facebook instead of Twitter, visit the Settings dialog, which is accessed through the menu at the right edge of the menu bar. In the first panel, Platforms, uncheck the box for Twitter and click OK.

And of course choose Sign on Facebook instead of Twitter.

Important note about info we retain

We don't retain any information about you, nor do we retain any ability to post to Twitter, or read anything from your Twitter account. That information is stored locally only on your own computer. You can erase it simply by signing off.

This is kind of new

I'm a little afraid of how much din a person with Little Card Editor can create.

So try to remember, especially at first, that you're also repping the product, and a new activity on the web. Let's be careful out there! :kiss:

Where do we go from here?

I have a load of ideas, but first, let's see how it works.

Does the server scale? Are people creative with it?

The users will drive the process, as always. With the limits of technology.

Thanks to

Many thanks to Chuck Shotton and Dan MacTough who helped me through the most difficult parts of the coding. Rendering on the client side, and getting pictures through Node into Twitter are fraught with difficulties, mostly due to scarce docs. But we did it. These guys are my best programming goto friends. Thanks!

07/01/14; 04:34:53 PM

Last built: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 4:29 PM

By Dave Winer, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM.