What is the purpose of this website?
Released in early 2020, Custom Start Page is a website which collects custom built startpages and allows users to customise and use them.
Browsers come with a default homepage but some users like to have something a bit different. There's a subreddit devoted to this (r/startpages).
But in order to design one of these, you'd need web development knowledge. My site aims to make it possible for anyone to have a nice homepage.
I used a specification called JSON Schema to define what is customisable on the page. A React component (called React JSON Schema) then uses this schema to generate a user friendly form.
The result ends out like this:
The MVP project only allowed users to customise existing startpages and store custom data in their browser's local storage.
Features I'd like to implement are:
- allow user sign up
- store customisation server side
- allow users to upload their own startpages
- allow other users to use and configure uploaded start pages
- startpage rankings and ratings