Friday, March 16th, 2007
It must be Friday. Web-O-Random is a new website I created to spend hours exploring random websites the Ajax way ;). A list of URLs is fetched from the server, placed into an animated carousel/slider component, and you can then navigate through the carousel to preview the websites.
- Server is Rails-based, accessing URLs from the Open Directory Project (as Active Records). Uses the Prototype Carousel component by Sebastien Gruhier, in turn based on Yahoo!’s carousel Scriptaculous is used for some effects.
- URLs are fetched via JSON calls.
- As with WebWait, site is loaded into an IFrame with event handler to determine when it’s been loaded (in Firefox).
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:19 pm