Favorite Quotes (Alpha Release)

Much like my ~/bin page that keeps track of shell scripts I’ve written I took the time to make a small site to host my favorite quotes. Again, this lets me experiment with some things. This is an alpha version showing some progress. Its just 2 hours of PHP, a text file backend, some CSS, and a bunch of minute JS animation. But its a neat site that I hope can become useful to me:

quotes

Some semi-novel concepts are that when you scroll 75% down the page the next 10 quotes are automatically loaded and added to the DOM in the background. This way you can continuously scroll forever and load quotes without ever noticing! Well, unfortunately you can’t quite test that yet, because there are only 10 quotes, and 75% is not perfect, it should really have a fixed size from the bottom. Minor details!

Also, this project allowed my to test my new auto-project-setup shell script. It worked great. it got me up and running in a matter of seconds!

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Dave on April 22, 2009 at 11:48 am  #

Very cool page — I like the idea. My saved quotes are still in some disorganzied txt file hehe.

I feel I should mention that tumblr.com is a free service that fits perfectly for your problem. They make it dead simple to share photos, music, videos, quotes and more. If you made a tumblr page and only posted quotes, It would probably look very similar to your project here. Anyways, keep up the good work :)

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Joseph Pecoraro on April 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm  #

@Dave That is good advice and its something I’ve secretly been looking at. I’ve taken a look at both tumblr and Sweetcron and I have been toying with the idea of aggregating my small projects (such as ~/bin, quotes) into a single system like one of those two. I just have to really sit down, design it, and grind away at the implementation.

So, its been on my radar and until I can leverage enough time from school I’ll be satisfied with these mini-projects that let me play around my JS/CSS ideas without a major commitment. This quarter, for my more major side-project, I had decided to go with learning WordPress theme development because of how useful that would be to me (my design was turning stale).

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