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koschei (147)

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Um. Me. Iain Truskett. Can be found as either Spoon or Koschei around the place, and as Braxiatel in rare circumstances. Um. Cool. Ta.

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Journal of koschei (147)

Monday March 03, 2003
07:08 PM

Books, books, books.

[ #10871 ]

I'm a slacker. I really am. I've been working on the books.perl.org site for a number of months now. I'm closer to getting it to where I like it, but have some problems.

Number 1 is: page design. It's great, except for the actual book page. I've had one suggestion for an alternate design. [1] But that only affects the outside material, not the actual page content.

 

Suggestions welcome.

 

Also, there's the data front. Need lots of data in the system. We have basic details of 95 books. 8 of those also have blurbs and such. Most are categorised somehow. And I've got a mozilla bookmark folder containing another 20-30 books to be added; mental notes of another dozen.

Shame XML::Simple broke. There goes my nice 'grab details from Amazon.com when adding a book' feature.

 

Covers are another fun thing. Currently, we've misappropriated most of them. We have permission from a number of publishers to put up whatever we like, which is nice. However that still entails getting nice images. Mostly using Amazon.com images currently, and they're somewhat crap.

 

[1] Yes, the tabs don't actually work yet. Mockup rather than proof of concept.

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