UK publisher built upon Vox’s open source meme generator to help make social packaging more efficient

Developers at The Times & The Sunday Times sought to reduce unnecessary or time-intensive tasks in its editorial workflow. After a suggestion to look at Vox’s open source card generator for social sharing, Meme, the team spent time with the newsroom determining how it might expand upon the tool to create social sharing imagery that fits the style of the publisher, and saves time. The result was CardKit (now actually CardKit v2), still being tweaked for production but also open-sourced and now available for others to build upon.

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