Articles from December 2011

Paynedigital.com - a brief retrospective

Three months ago paynedigital.com was relaunched on a completely bespoke hand-written platform, replacing a stop-gap Wordpress site. It's the perfect time of year for a bit of reflection, so I thought I'd write up how the site has evolved in the time since its launch. It's a bit of a self-indulgent, stat-heavy and technical affair, so if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea then feel free to enjoy something more useful instead.

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Nodeflakes - real time tweet powered snowflakes

The snowflakes you can hopefully see gently floating down your screen are real-time representations of tweets, taken live from Twitter's Streaming API. The size of each flake is loosely based on the author's follower count, and hovering over each flake will reveal the tweet it represents complete with highlighted hashtags, usernames and URLs.

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