As you can see, the layout of the blog has changed a bit! I’m now using my new ‘tumblelite’ app to power the header with some bits of illustration work. You can find out more about the new tumblerlite app and it’s current development by visiting:
It takes an tumblr blog and represents it in a flash based app…
Further playing with the tumblr blogging system, a new blog reader. I’ll be adding features and will update this post, but here’s a link to the current build …
The science bit:
Built in Flash and AS2, it uses the tumblr’s excellent API to pull out the data from a users blog. You can retrieve 50 items at a time. The reader sit’s in the background and request’s 50 items which it then orders. After a short pause it fetches the next 50 items and so on.
At the top of the reader is a little counter called ‘total pull’ which displays how many item’s have been read in.
Also used was a little Mod Rewrite so that user’s can type in their username’s after the trailing slash to customise the readers feed, for example:
There’s still a lot to do like sorting pagination so that a user can’t overrun past how many ‘pulls’ it’s collected. Also will be adding commenting to users feeds and some customisation, but so far it’s not bad for 2hours work