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Interface Fall 2010 Update

Posted November 30, 2010 by Justin Lewis. Filed under Interface.

Here’s what we’re working on for future Interface releases:

  • WYSIWYG Editor – We have decided to move away from the simple textile editor in favor of a full WYSIWYG editor.
  • File Repository – We are going to expose the file structure within Interface to allow a better file browsing experience.
  • Page Models – Imagine that you can treat each page in your site like a model with custom content fields.
  • Content Folders – The ability to group content items into folders allowing you to simply visual clutter and increase organization.
  • UI Improvements – Many more to come including dashboard updates, search improvements, content ordering, etc.
  • Rails Style MVC System – Interface was built on the Rails MVC philosophy. This next year we are going to expose this architecture to allow developers to use harness Rails knowledge while building sites and applications in Interface.
  • Technology Stack Upgrade – We are in the process of moving Interface to Ruby v1.9.2 and to Rails v3.0.3.
  • Local Development Application – We are currently in beta of a desktop app that will support local Interface development.
  • Environments – Imagine that you can seamlessly move data, structure, and templates between local, dev, and production environments.
  • Commerce – Selling stuff is one of the reasons the Internet is great. Interface, meet Shopify.
  • Search – We’ve tried and failed at adding a true search index to Interface so we’ve decided to bypass the plugins and roll our own this next year.
  • Email – We’re revamping the current Mailers system in favor of more robust Email capabilities.


  • Expect a new account center and several updates to the website.

Thanks for using Interface!



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