Ask DN: What side projects are you working on?

over 5 years ago from Sam Solomon, Product Designer at SalesLoft

  • Geoff YuenGeoff Yuen, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Appsmarthttp://appsmart.geoffyuen.com

    This is a quick and dirty page I made that shows iOS/Mac apps that are on sale. The name is just temporary. I'm still working on this (branding, design, code) but the main reason for it was learning some js templating libraries and figuring out how to do that drawer type ui.

    'Pegcity Newshttp://pegcity.geoffyuen.com

    Another quick and dirty page that aggregates all the local news sources in my town (Winnipeg). It's really just a fancier js/php rss feed reader. Just a small project to learn some more js.

    I've got a lot of other projects but most are frontend type tools that I'm too lazy to put on Github.

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    • Sam Solomon, over 5 years ago

      These are both cool, although, it took me a while to realize that the white bar at the top of Appsmart was a search field.

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    • Nick Wittwer, over 5 years ago

      Any chance you're going to Open Source your Pegcity News project? I've been trying to get something similar (for personal use) for a while.

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      • Geoff YuenGeoff Yuen, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

        It's not that complicated. I use some ajax to read those feeds and display them with a small js templating library called t.js (https://github.com/jasonmoo/t.js). The ajax function calls a PHP file (using filegetcontents) to download the RSS feed to get around CORS.

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        • Nick Wittwer, over 5 years ago

          I guess what I'm confused about is the PHP file that avoids CORS and threads the downloaded JSON data (previously XML) into the HTML output. Can you tell me how you did that? I have very little experience with this sort of thing. I appreciate the help.

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