The App allows you to “Combine videos, images and social media posts from the web to create web pages” with the choice to “Keep your pages private and encrypted or make them public.”
Much like the NoteRiot – Decentralized Note App, DPage uses the Blockstack single sign-on option which allows me to use my existing Blockstack account to access various decentralized services. You can check out the NoteRiot blog post to get a look at creating a Blockstack Account.
Blockstack powers a Decentralized App ecosystem consisting of apps such as Kanstack (Decentralized Kanban Board), Dappy Wallet (Multi-currency lite Wallet) and Graphite (Encrypted, shareable, decentralized personal data) just to name a few.
How to Create a Web Page with DPage?
Simply Login using your Blockstack account after which presents a dashboard much like the image below which allows you to create a new web page. You are provided with a url based on your id like yourusername.dpage.io which your webpage will be attached.
Once clicked the button to create a new Page, You are presented with the following UI consisting of input for the pages title and a wide area textbox.
Just start typing and your updates to the page will be stored in real-time. The text box generates a floating plus icon for each empty line which allows you to embed pictures, videos and even code.
Pasting a URL which contains an image or video will generate an automatic embedding of the image into the article or/and create an anchored text.
Select the text your editing and you will be given the option to change the format of the text Bold, italic, H2, numbered list etc.
A page can be public wherein anyone will be able to view it or private where it’s only visible by the creator. The ellipsis on the top right of the dashboard provides a drop down housing options to Make Page Private, Set the Page as Home(root), copy a link, unlock URL and delete the page.
You can checkout the page created in this screenshot at https://vishtany.dpage.io/
Pros: Ultra easy to use and great user interface.
Cons: A few bugs (a previously published page cannot be edited) and Needs additional features such as Analytics
Conclusion: Building web pages for the decentralized web should become reflectively simple for anyone given tools like DPage which is a superb tool.
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Updated on 12-21-18 to include Pros and Cons