What is a block?🔗

A block is a program created by a user on Nitoku platform that you can embed in your own Nitoku web pages.


We want to get people working together in communities to create and construct things, to achieve this, it is critical that they are able to collaborate on small chunks of work, not whole pages but instead collaborate on components, blocks are those components. Blocks enable users to combine, reuse and extend bits and pieces of other web pages on their own. We believe that blocks will incentivate users to collaborate and help them to avoid reinventing the wheel every time that they need to create a new web page.


For example, you can use blocks to enhance the visuals and functionality of your page. For example, if you click on the "Edit" icon of this page you will see that this page uses one markdown block; the title block, link grid block at the beginning of the page, we use this block to display a centered image, with a text below the image. The configuration of the block is self explanatory:

image : https://img.icons8.com/ios/200/53977b/sugar-cubes-filled.png
color : #53977b
image-height : 200px


Block name.🔗

The name of the title block descrived above is @nitoku.public/title, if you have used markdown before on other platforms you probably have seen similar approach to enhance markdown block content. For example Github uses markdown blocks starting with ```javascript to highlight the block contents as javascript code.


Block access.🔗

If the team where the block was created was public, any user in the platform can used it, if the team was private only users that are member of the private team can use the block.


Using blocks.🔗

Follow this link to know how to better use blocks and see some examples of frequent use-cases.


Nitoku platform does not provide any block on their own, however as a user @nitoku is creating blocks on the @nitoku.public team. You can find on this link a list of popular blocks on the platform.


How to create a block. Developers.🔗

Nitoku platform provides tools and APIs that enables users on the platform to create their blocks. To create blocks on Nitoku you need to have at least a intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript. Follow this link to read the documentation for developers.



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