We were inspired by wanting to provide a solution to break the entrance barrier to web development and lower the entry cost for the millions of people worldwide who do not have access to high-speed internet.
What it does
Our service takes a user's text file formatted in Markdown and converts it into an HTML website that is nicely formatted and easily accessible.
How we built it
We developed a frontend to accept the user's text file and provide information on the service, as well as a backend that took that file and parsed through each line to transform Markdown text into a website.
Challenges we ran into
Our biggest challenge was finding a way to get the frontend and backend to communicate and send data between one another.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of coming together with little to no hackathon experience and ending the weekend with a product that we feel good about and provides a tangible service.
What we learned
What's next for webtext.tech
Possible future changes/improvements could be the potential to submit multiple text files at once to get many websites created at once rather than going one at a time, as well as taking user feedback to make the changes that the users want to see, since this is ultimately a service for them. We also want to add the ability for users to use custom URLs and the ability for users to edit their webpage after converting.