Making Website Editing Seamless with Thaditor

Recently, I started a company, Tharzen, that serves the fruit of my academic research as a ready-to-use product: Thaditor. Installing this folder on a (mostly static) website makes it possible to edit it using ?edit after any URL. After advertising for this website, I compiled some of the ads I have been serving below, which can give you a taste of what Thaditor can do. If you have questions, I wrote a multi-lingual FAQ that might answer them.

Legacy Websites To Become Live Editable.
Tharzen, spin-off from UChicago, just released Thaditor, a patent-powered visual interface to update legacy or hand-coded websites. The interface is inserted inside the page, ensuring the same visual rendering editing vs. viewing. Drop images, change text, inline CSS style tags and attributes, from browsers. The free version is compatible with DevTools, business & trial versions are mobile-friendly and have an awesome toolbar e.g. for editing CSS files in context.

Augmented Reality-like Website Editing
Tharzen Inc. builds on UChicago’s bidirectional programming patent to provide a folder to upload on websites. It enables appending ?edit to web addresses and, after logging, the webpage is served augmented with some toolbars and editing capabilities. The technology supports full static HTML, a subset of PHP and statically generated websites via the Hyde Build Tool; With a bit of work it works even if some JavaScript is present.

The Future of Website Maintenance Just Started.
Tharzen Inc;’s long-term goal is a true visual way to maintain any owned website, even custom CMSs with plugins, hand-coded or pipeline-generated websites. Tharzen’s editor Thaditor will understand JavaScript and its frameworks, PHP, MySQL, Python, CSS and other languages. Visually, adding ?edit to web addresses will add a google-doc-like edit button that makes it possible to edit anything and save the changes back to source code or databases.

Multi-lingual Website Made Easy to Maintain
Everyone thought it was impossible, so Tharzen did it. With our visual editor that works even on hand-coded websites, it becomes possible to create several versions of a static HTML website in as many languages as desired, in such a way that each version can be maintained visually : If some translated text is updated, the translation table is updated; if the layout changes, the change is applied to all versions.

Tired of WordPress? Try static HTML with a universal CMS.
Static websites are 5 times faster than WordPress websites (better SEO), do not suffer from PHP vulnerabilities that recurringly impact on WordPress (where average websites have 20 to 50 plug-ins).
Tharzen’s universal CMS makes static websites live editable, even statically generated HTML pages, or (currently a subset of) hand-coded PHP. It supports plug-ins to both customize rendering and editability. Its single entry point is as secure as your email account.