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Exploring "do it yourself" mint UIs!
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Dear Bankless Nation,
Earlier this summer I walked you through how to use Bueno to generate and deploy your own PFP NFT collection.
But what if you don’t know how to create your own webpage to launch your new mint through?
No worries, as there are a handful of no-code resources available that make it simple to create a basic UI for your NFT smart contract.
For today’s Metaversal, let’s run through these resources and highlight some things you can look out for if trying them.
5 no-code minting UIs
In July 2022, Andy Chorlian released Battle Royale, an on-chain PVP game, as a weekend experiment. The project was a no-frills affair, so Chorlian simply dropped the game’s smart contract into mint.fun to generate a UI for players to mint through. Voila! Thus the game was able to quickly begin.
You could do the same with your newly deployed NFT project, too. You’d just copy your smart contract’s address onto the end of www.mint.fun/, and after some mints the UI automatically generates mint button(s) for your collection. Boom, no bespoke webpage needed!
Additionally, your mint.fun collection page will show key stats like unique minters, top minters, minting velocity, and more.
Earlier this year, web3 publishing project Mirror introduced Midwit, a generative UI tool that works with any smart contract on Ethereum plus the Arbitrum and Optimism L2s.
Using Midwit is very easy. Let’s say you’re writing your mint announcement post with the Mirror text editor. Press the Enter key to start a new line, and then press the / key and select the “Contract Function” option.
Doing this will bring up a UI bubble you’ll need to fill out, so paste in your contract address, select your desired network, and then choose the appropriate contract function to display. For example, if you’re using a Bueno generated NFT collection you’ll select “mint” here and opt for the “Show Function” option so people can readily input how many NFTs they want to buy.
After you’re finished setting up your parameters, you’ll have a simple minting interface embedded right in the heart of your Mirror post, which you can then publish and share around.
Are you a fan of Curve’s retro UI design? Then you might enjoy Eth95.exe, a Windows 95-themed UI that you can use with any Ethereum smart contract. The charm and feel of this tool won’t be right for every NFT project, but it does offer all the basics you’d need from a minting UI if you’re looking to use something other than Etherscan directly.
Studio 721 Mint
Built by Devin Abbot, Studio 721 Mint is another free UI builder tool that NFT creators can check out. The initial release is experimental, and Abbot has recommended trying it out via testnet first accordingly, but the system is certainly an easy way to customize a streamlined mint page.
A grant project that’s being built up by Max Georgopoulos is Formie, which lets users “turn any smart contract into a form.” Since Formie is so young you can’t currently edit or delete your forms, but the site does let you create as many forms as you’d like, and the creation process feels very smooth. The project’s worth keeping on your radar accordingly!
🔍 Check out the mint.fun, Midwit, Eth95.exe, Studio 721 Mint, and Formie NFT UI tools
🌳 Read my previous primer NFTs are going green if you missed it!
William M. Peaster is a professional writer and creator of Metaversal—a Bankless newsletter focused on the emergence of NFTs in the cryptoeconomy. He’s also recently been contributing content to Bankless, JPG, and beyond!
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