When I’m making this blog for the first time, it never cross my mind that I’ll be building the new kind of CMS. However, overtime, I realize that all of this effort will be worthless if I’m keeping it for myself. The CMS will also be worthless if it can only be used by certain class of people (in this case, people who can express them self through writings).
After thinking about it over and over again, I decided that I will make a feature plan for this blog. The most important thing of all is the way user interact with the blog. The web would be ideal if you can feel it with all of your senses: hearing, sight, touch, taste, smell. However, let’s focus first with 2 of our main senses: hearing and sight. With the future version of this blog, you will be able to let anyone hear and see you. You will be able to held an orchestra, a live concert, a live painting tutorial, a live handwriting tutorial, a solo piano concert, or a full 3D first person shooter battle, all happening in your blog through web browsers. Don’t worry, you will still be able to post videos, music, or writings in your blog.
Don’t get too excited yet, as I’ve just got started on learning HTML 5 and how to integrate javasript into it for a rich web experience. However, to make sure that I don’t forget that I have plans for this blog when I’m busy doing something else, I’ll make a release cycle for this blog. Because I’m a fan of Ubuntu, I’ll use the same release cycle as it, which is once every 6 months. The first release of this blog will be published on August 2011. The next will be on February 2012 and so forth. However, incremental updates (e.g. 1.2, 1.3, etc) will be published immediately after it’s finished. For the first release of this blog (version 1.0-stable) I wont be integrating it with rich HTML 5 multimedia blogging yet (like orchestra blogging, concert blogging, or paint blogging) because I need to make sure that the most used presentation media of a blog (writings) is correctly and beautifully implemented. There are still several features that haven’t been implemented or fully implemented yet like WYSIWYG editor, email notification, social media integration, customizable sidebar, etc. So, version 1.0-stable will be about making another CMS like wordpress, drupal, joomla, and so forth. And then, for the next release, I’ll be integrating every type of rich HTML 5 multimedia blogging one for every release. It will be a slow process, since I’m currently doing this all by myself.
In the mean time, I wont opensource my sourcecode until the first release of this blog. However, if anyone offer a help in developing the platform, I’ll try to find a way to give them limited access to the code, which will not be happening for a while, at least until the next two months.
The web is changing, that’s not a fiction. To contribute or not, it’s your option.