Tuesday's Coming

Welcome to Tuesday's Coming - a blog by me, Jamie Bicknell. Over the next months (and hopefully years) I'm gonna be posting here, whether it be some photos I've taken, something I'm currently working on, or maybe even the odd code snippet. I've been getting more into photography lately so hopefully it will be a showcase of some of the better photos I've taken.

Firstly let me explain the simple, Tumblr-esq design for this site. I'm a coder, and am pretty damn good at it, what I am not is a designer. I simply wanted to go back to basics and let the main attraction of the site be about the content. The idea is that once I start adding some content, I can tweak the design and build it up over time.

I originally designed this to be used within Tumblr, but got put off by the amount of problems they've been having recently with downtime. To be fair, Tumblr offer a free service so I don't think it's fair to moan at them, but it was easier for me to build my own blog engine, which I then have more control over.

Here are a few details about the site:

  • Custom built PHP backend using the awesome PHP Markdown for easily creating and editing the format of posts
  • Integrated with CloudApp, in conjunction with a custom short domain tues.co
  • Use of the Twitter, Flickr and Dribbble API to generate sidebar feeds
  • Use of the Flickr API to generate the Markdown code to embed a linked 500px image based on the URL of any Flickr page. More details on this can be found in this shot
  • Icon Sweets 2 for post information icons
  • Gedy Rivera's Social Media Icons

Hope you enjoy the site, feel free to hit me up on Twitter for whatever reason.

02-Apr-2011 at 1:40pm
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