I decided to combine my HTML5 project and my dynamic web project to make something for my dad who hates writing prescriptions (mostly cause of his own inscrutable handwriting).
My code is available on git hub here
Till I actually come up with a name that isn’t as bad as ‘Prescription Pro’, I’ll stick to the randomly generated name by heroku. Besides, it’s pretty cool sounding for once
I got a basic three page app to work on heroku.
1. A form input page
2. Data display page
3. An archive page of all data inputted so far.
4. Comics not found page
Page 1 - Form Input
Page 1 - Input
Page 2 - Display Data just entered with Screenshot of comic
Page 3 - Archives
This week totally felt like I was hacking the mainframe.
Finally got my little Hello world app to deploy on Heroku using the tutorial i found here. For a while I was having a lot of issues with it, then figured out that the problem was that I had tried to rename the app in my heroku account. When I would try to push something through, it just couldn’t find the git repository for the old app name.
Once I changed it back to the old name, everything went fairly smoothly.
I did try to see if I could get the Node HTTP server with form input to work, but that sort of crashed and failed. For now, I’m more than happy that this works.
For a while now I’ve been harboring an idea regarding a comic reader of sort.
I’m a huge webcomics fan and my main source of finding new comics is Reddit’s comics subreddit. Once I’ve found something I like, I add them to my rss feed and let it build up and rarely check it.
The big idea in simple words -> pandora for webcomics
To flesh it out a bit more, I’d describe it as a site that lets you randomly find comics on the internet and asks you if you like it, dislike it, would like to read more from the same artist or not and builds an algorithm for the sort of comic you like.
My inspiration for this is largely to do with Scott McCloud’s book Understanding Comics and whether or not our ‘preference’ in comics can be broken down with some of the parameters for comics he sets out as much as it can be through subject matter keywords.