I have been working on a website to aggregate funny technology related content across the internet. So far, I have been able to integrate pictures, YouTube videos, and some RSS content from fmylife and clientcopia
I have created the site using ASP.NET and SQL Server. I made this decision solely because I use Microsoft’s platform every day for my professional work.
Picture Uploads and Thumbnails
The pictures page (http://www.bootbootreboot.com/pictures) allows visitors to add their own pictures. Upon uploading a picture, a thumbnail is also generate for that picture. The code below shows how to create a thumbnail of an uploaded image.
Ajax using jquery + .NET Web Services
Recently, I have also been introducing some new ajax functionality using jquery and .NET web services. This combination has allowed me to easily introduce a “preview” feature for uploading images and YouTube videos.
The site is being updated to use the Youtube play list as the content manager for the videos page. Comments and ratings will be retrieved for the detail page and visitors to bootbootreboot.com can add their own comments and ratings.