Last month, some of my project work slowed down – so I took the time to redesign and rewrite a useful single page application for reading the Interesting Finds blog entries.
The new site design is now out at http://ifreader.com (I have also started moving my other sites to the same style … the blog site is next).
IFReader.com has been around for awhile, but only provided the ability to see a daily or weekly listing. The new app, allows you to filter and load more items of any of the sections that you want. This is something I often want to do – just browse some links for a particular subject instead of all links for only a single day.
The new style uses bootstrap3, so it looks decent on a mobile device too. I purchased a template from https://wrapbootstrap.com/ – which I first learned about from one of Shawn Wildermuth’s PluralSight videos (big thanks to him for mentioning it). Saved me a ton of time.
The Views Count is incremented whenever someone clicks on the link (and yes if you click it multiple times I currently still increment each time). The view count functionality has been there since the beginning – though now it is tied together using a custom knockout binding.
If you want to see all Sections, just click on the Show All link below the buttons to view all the sections that have links related to them for the past year and a half.
Once you have selected a section filter, you will need to click on the Remove Filter link to go back to the all loaded view.
I’m hoping to add a feedback button and some other features soon (like search functionality).
If you have any suggestions for additional features, please feel free to send me a message from my http://jasonhaleyconsulting.com/contact page.