Simpla Redefines Content Management with Editable HTML and Polymer.js

With so many frameworks and libraries it’s almost unreasonable for a developer to start any project completely from scratch. But sometimes this can be worthwhile if you’re unable to find exactly what you’re looking for – like for instance, a CMS which lets you edit content directly in the browser. Sound a little far-fetched?

Simpla is working to change all that. It’s based on the WebComponents Spec and runs on top of Polymer.js. It’s a truly dynamic application that could redefine what we think of in regards to “user-accessible” CMS’.

Currently the Simpla team has created a Kickstarter for the project with close to 50 backers already supporting the idea. Developers are continuing to work on the project with a tentative release schedule as follows:

  • Late October 2015 – Developer preview(Kickstarter backers only)
  • November 2015 – Private beta(Kickstarter backers & waiting list users
  • December 2015 – Full public beta

There is only a tentative schedule for releases and there is no word as of yet regarding when the v1.0 release would hit open source websites and repositories. But the hope is by early 2016 we’d be hearing a whole lot more about Simpla and how it makes content management simplah!

Here’s a quote from Simpla’s press overview explaining how it’s meant to work:

For users, Simpla is instinctive. The best user interface is one that barely exists, and Simpla has no admin areas, no forms, and nothing to learn. We leverage devices’ native input tools, so everyone gets a seamless experience everywhere. You can try the prototype at

Simpla is not a website builder. Rather than bury the problems of the modern web under graphic abstractions or one-size-fits all platforms, Simpla extends the underlying technology. So anyone can build modern, dynamic experiences with just HTML and CSS.

Where this will go is anyone’s guess. Simpla is just in the early stages of life and has plenty of time to reach its potential audience.

As more info becomes available(along with a beta) we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Author: Jake Rocheleau

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