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Roll up!, Roll up! [Jun. 28th, 2007|09:02 pm]
come and see a web-application being developed and deployed. You could even influence how it is developed and created.

if not, it could just also be fun to watch, and point out mistakes :p

find out more (though not much more atm) at


please leave comments here atm :)

[User Picture]From: greatred
2007-06-28 09:05 pm (UTC)

Neat. Looks nice for a start, and the lizard is cool :) Are you going to support:

  • Atom, not just RSS?

  • Enclosures

  • Private feeds, with HTTP basic auth

  • Aggregated feeds, merging item IDs from two different feeds that came from the same original source

Oh, so many more things that can be done with feeds... :D Btw, I've just started using Google Reader, probably worth a look at that for features and UI ideas.

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[User Picture]From: zmerlinz
2007-06-30 09:34 pm (UTC)

1) Atom yes, should support that fine
2) what do you mean by enclosures ?
3)hopefully yes, but maybe not from the beginning
4)again most likely, but as another update, not in the first iteration

glad you like the lizard, i think he is cool as well

i have used and had a quick glance at google reader, i shall look at it more to do research :)
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[User Picture]From: greatred
2007-07-01 08:23 am (UTC)
Enclosures are likely to be pretty much essential for subscribing to podcasts. It's basically a link to a resource (like an MP3/OGG/something) that is associated with and item in the feed. The Atom specification talks about enclosures briefly. I haven't looked at support in the RSS standard.
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[User Picture]From: opal_koboi
2007-06-28 10:13 pm (UTC)
It looks really good! Your design skills have come a long way - you're much better than you give yourself credit for.

I like the idea as well - simple :)
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[User Picture]From: zmerlinz
2007-06-30 09:35 pm (UTC)
awww thank you :) hopefully you can help me come up with some design ideas for the final public pages for the feed reader.
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[User Picture]From: beccasaurus
2007-06-29 03:48 pm (UTC)
Being colourblind means I can't see it in all in it's glory, but I asked a friend of mine to look at it and they say it looks great. They're pretty reliable when it comes to commenting on software - not of the pretend it's fine persuasion if you know what I mean.

On a different note that possibly you didn't consider (though I'm really impressed if you did!) it looks fine when colour filters are used though the lizard doesn't show up.

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[User Picture]From: zmerlinz
2007-06-30 09:37 pm (UTC)
i have do have some wonderful software on another machine at work, in which we can emulate different colour blindness and vision problems.

i really should of checked the website with this.

Needless to say this isn't a concrete design (layout or colours). I will consider your comments and look into some other colour schemes at some point.

You could be very helpful in helping me choose the correct colour scheme that will work with most people as possible :)
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[User Picture]From: beccasaurus
2007-07-02 06:49 pm (UTC)
I don't mind looking at it for you - I looked at many major projects for ppl in my third year and have continued to do so for those I'm still in contact with. I should warn you I have an odd varient of it, but am quite happy to offer comments.

The main thing to remember is not to protect any colours on a page (an annoying number of programmers do that) which means if the colour settings are altered in IE to block various colours it doesn't work. Wht ppl expect to achieve with that I have no idea!
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