I’ve been wanting to set up a blog to help document everything I come across at work, freelancing, as well as music, movies, skateboarding. I’ve been stting up this website for a few months now. Its using jQuery with PHP on the main site and this blog is setup with WordPress. I want to customize this theme in the future including setting up a better logo. I have a logo in mind but I need a drawing pad which will be arriving soon.
My most resent project was on Reddit.tv. Reddit.tv was a video aggregater but just stopped working one day. I was able to take the design and breathe new life into it. Now it’s up and running and getting hundreds of hits a day. Check it out at chadday.net/reddit/ All the videos come from the social news site reddit.com.
Reddit is an awesome source for news and entertainment. Its all user submitted and voted on by the users. The design of this site was already done and so good I didn’t need to imporve upon it. All the work I put in was in the back end of the site. It uses an RSS feed as it’s source for the video feed. The page loads new videos every time a new category is clicked. Right now it only views youtube videos but I’ve just been turned onto and awesome API that turns just about any link to an embedded video. So I won’t have to set up a new player for each site Reddit.tv plays. Enjoi.