Thread: Work in Progress
Work in Progress 12 May 2011 @ 23.11
Still requires much work as far as design goes for up till now the focus has been on getting the backend working and stable. A process hampered somewhat by the fact I can't afford professional hosting and am making do with I can get for free.
Job Hunter Project Real time retrieval of job vacancy data from the web.. without cURL
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13 May 2011 @ 02.48
I can give you a hosting account on my VPS for free. I don't want you hogging my bandwidth, but a few megs shouldn't hurt. Send me a PM.
As far as design goes: Really like the header. Everything below it is really generic and boring, especially with the white 3D dudes. Liven it up with some color (splash some more red on like in the header) and perhaps some pictures of real people. Also, I'm not digging the sidebar. The links seem useless -- I'm much more likely to navigate around using the header. Perhaps a "recent job posts" or something similar?
13 May 2011 @ 10.28
Thank you CloudedVision for the offer of hosting but could not take advantage of your generosity. The backend information gathering is very bandwidth hungry as you suspected as quite a few pages data have to processed for each town before we get the distilled results. Just getting it to function at all required a master class of web hosting workarounds, now that it's stable I can finally get down to polishing the design/ layout.
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13 May 2011 @ 12.18
I wouldn't go with free hosting. If it's bandwidth hungry like you say, I'd take $5/month and invest in some non-free hosting. 000webhost will shut your account down at whim if they feel it's using up too many resources.
btw, how exactly do you do site scraping without cURL?
13 May 2011 @ 15.37
Scraping is such an ugly word, especially if you have permission
How's it done... Believe it or not some seriously messy plumbing with Yahoo Pipes.
This also allows the free hosted site to sidestep all of the data retrieval bandwidth and processing.
16 May 2011 @ 07.55
I think the design is simple and looks standart. I prefer more creative design with personal designer's style. Your website looks general. I suggest you to add colors and different images.
24 May 2011 @ 00.28
I like the simplicity of the site, and I like the color scheme. I would suggest two small changes. First, the bright red background used in the navigation header draws a user's attention away from the main content. Make the navigation links a little less tame and draw the attention to the center. Second, the image carousel controls look like those of a VCR from the 80's. There are plenty of free buttons available online. Lastly, I found my free webhost using this site: http://www.freewebhostingtalk.com
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24 May 2011 @ 16.22
Is the cookie prompt in response to the EU law coming in?
25 May 2011 @ 14.54
Yeah, thought I better have something rough in place just in case the cookie law bites hard lol. Like many others I'm waiting to see what the larger internet players do.
Though at the moment that's the least of problems as one of the sites we use content from has made some subltle changes that require me to rewrite a chunk of the retrieval process and server number 11 over at 000Webhost has gone slightly flaky causing delays with testing the YahooPipes.
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