WordPress is by far the most popular application that is used for blogging and managing other types of websites.
Ghost, an open source blogging application that started with an idea by John O’Nolan and got thousands of backers at Kickstarter, is now live.
It is created “not as a powerful CMS” but for only blogging and focuses on improving the blogging experience in all means.
The application is built with Nodejs and has a lovely dashboard that presents all the important information a one place.
We can browse through the posts easily, view their stats or edit them quickly and create new ones.
It has support for theming and available as either open source/self-hosted or hosted.
AdminJS is a framework for building admin pages that allows us to manage the database of apps/sites.
The framework is backend-agnostic. It is a self-contained Ember.js application and will work with any backend that supports EPF.
It provides an interface that lists the data in a filterable and searchable datagrid.
Any number of views can be created (customers, orders, etc.) and it is possible to add, edit or delete records.
Requirements: Ember.js with EPF
When it comes to blogging, WordPress and Drupal are the apps that everyone think of at the 1st place.
Besides their popularity, they can easily empower any level of complicated websites with the features offered.
Anchor CMS is again an open source CMS/blogging app (PHP-MySQL) but focuses on blogging, less features and simplicity.
It is easily themable and extensible, installed quickly and small in size.
The app accepts both Markdown and HTML when it comes to writing posts. Custom JS or CSS can be used per-post by simply drag ‘n’ dropping the files.
Anchor CMS is also very well-documented and multilingual (many language files exist already).
Requirements: PHP 5.3+, MySQL 5.1+
Let’s say we have a product or service and want to prepare a documentation of it. Or, our app has an API and we want to present its usage nicely.
Daux.io is a free and open source app that can generate documentations by using markdown files and a simple folder structure.
It comes with 4 ready-to-use themes (with flat UI) where all of them are responsive.
The homepage and navigation are created automatically. Syntax highlighting exists for featuring code and the URLs are SEO-friendly.
Photographer.io is a fresh “photo community” web application (that is in beta status) for presenting + sharing photos and getting feedback.
The code powering this community is recently open sourced (GitHub repository) so that anyone can either contribute to the code or create their own site.
It is built with Ruby on Rails, CoffeeScript, SASS and PostgreSQL + Redis for storing the data.
The system has a powerful “photo exploring” feature where you can find photos by category, latest uploaded, random, recommended or via searching for keywords.
Each user has a profile page where his/her photos are listed and each photo can be recommended or commented on too.
And, the EXIF data of photos are available, if a location is included, it is displayed in a map as well.
Requirements: Ruby on Rails, Redis