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Sir Trevor is a structured editor and lightweight content integration tool. It's an intuitive rich content editor for the web that does not presuppose anything about how it will be rendered. It allows developers to create controls for specific content types like images, YouTube videos or anything that they can imagine. It's incredibly easy to create custom content types and get up and running quickly. It was borne out of the work Made by Many did with ITV for their news website and developed specifically to solve the problem of composing content for their website and mobile apps.
Made by Many, Company
Stuart Eccles, Co-Founder & Product Developer
Product Developers: Alex Barlow, Chris Bell, Dan Brown, James Higgs, Raffi Jacobs, Oli Matthews, Ilya Poropudas, Andrew Sprinz, Andrew Walker. External contributors: Johannes Baiter, Martin Bean, Alexandr Bordun, Philipp Bosch, Dmitry Chestnykh, Andrew Cobby, Chris Cressman, Fred Delrieu, Romaric Drigon, Maxim Dubrovin, Matt Field, Jack Jennings, Mike Kendall, Jeffrey Ling, Callum Locke, Julian Lupu, Alex Martin, Andrew McDonough, Yasin Okumus, Claudio Ortolina, Nick Payne, Wouter Sioen, Simon Smith, Marc Stöcker, Andres Suarez, Jack Weeden, Fredrik Wollsén, Aaron Zhang
We increasingly live in a world where content needs to be responsive to multiple screen resolutions and compatible with output on many devices. As such Sir Trevor does not presuppose how content will be output and does not attempt to mirror how content will be rendered in its final form. As such Sir Trevor does not save HTML. Rather, it creates a JSON structure that represents the data associated with created content and it's order. This allows the content to be templated in any number of ways for any number of platforms such as mobile apps, websites or connected TV's. Templates can be easily updated at any time which gives the designers and developers vary fine control over the layout and display of specific pieces of content.
Since creating the project and open sourcing it, Sir Trevor has been downloaded thousands of times and used by companies such as the BBC, ITV and The Times and Sunday Times.
This particular project was very, very simple, very straightforward, very elegant.
Most importantly, it generated responsive design, which is important these days to make sure that your content can be readable on both computers as well as mobile devices.