Friday, April 25, 2008

Ajax

I have been wanting for some time to use jeremymcneal.com as a way to view my blog, but I've never really taken the time to do it. Google has some sweet APIs that really allow you to do whatever it is you want with your blog data if you're willing to take the time. What have I done? Well, you can now view the latest blog entry from jeremymcneal.com. It also makes Blogger to me the very best in blog services. Not that you couldn't do the same thing with wordpress, but you don't get the Google Web APIs to work with. I also added a sweet fade-in effect, that really makes the site cool(er). And a Loading gif so people know to wait if the connection is slow.

2 comments:

ZackMan said...

As somebody who uses an 'unsupported browser', the 'unsupported browser' alert is really annoying, especially when everything works perfectly*.

Put the message in the page body if it's that important. But I think I'd figure it out if nothing showed up.

*Just because Safari doesn't have any features doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

McNeo said...

That's interesting. Google must be showing that Alert in their code. Which is interesting, you'd think they'd support Safari considering Kanakuk.com has 8% safari visitors, it's a significant amount of people to ignore. Regardless, I bet it goes away in a couple of weeks.