Idyll-lang: Make your app stand out with interactive data-driven stories

Trevor-Indrek Lasn
The Startup
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4 min readAug 3, 2018

Idyll is an open-source markup language and web runtime

Do you know what’s hot right now?

Explorable explanations.

Explorable explanations are data-driven documents which have interactivity. You have seen many EE’s on the web, everyone loves them!

Take this carefully crafted graph for instance.

It’s a well-designed graph with animations and it’s very informative.

Explorable explanations make things fun — The way we receive the information is compelling.

Traveling Salesman Algorithms

We crave new information, especially with great delivery and aesthetics.

Traveling Salesman Algorithms

Here’s a great article going in more depth on being an active reader, reactive documents and contextual information.

What is idyll?

Idyll is an open-source markup language and toolkit for producing interactive web pages. You give Idyll a markup file, and it compiles that file to a full bundle of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS that can run in anyone’s web browser.

Idyll is a new markup language

Trevor-Indrek Lasn
The Startup

Building (AI powered job search and hiring platform)