This is my Stack Exchange API contest entry. You can view the app at “http://sr.ericbae.com” and read my entry here http://stackapps.com/questions/3177/stack-reputational-user-rankings-in-detail
More to come in next few days to improve this hopefully.
Had to dig around a few places to get this going. “Placeholder” attribute is a nice addition in HTML5, but browsers like IE8 doesn’t like it so much. Rather than paraphrasing, this site tells you the best way to go about it using Modernizr and jQuery.
StackExchange is currently running a contest that involves using their API v2.0 and I thought it would be a great way to kick off a new project that has a deadline! I know for sure that this one will at least finish one way or another.
I’m calling my app “Stack Reputational”. It’s a way of providing a detailed look at how each user is rated throughout the Stackoverflow site.
I’ve been coding it for a few hours per day now, and it’s going great and I shall publish very soon. By the way, prize is iPad 2. Why wouldn’t anyone NOT enter the contest!
Two of the biggest online tech companies have been rumoured to open offline retail stores.
Google – http://www.hindustantimes.com/technology/Events/Coming-soon-Google-s-retail-store/SP-Article1-809479.aspx
Amazon - http://blogs.ajc.com/business-beat/2012/02/07/report-amazon-to-open-retail-store/?cxntfid=blogs_business_beat
Is this the new trend in retail? While many offline retailers are struggling to get online, those who have primarily been an online entity are now moving into the offline ground.
Mind you, it seems only the established ones are able to afford such move, since for many small online retailers, it’s still far easier to stay on that course.
But it is indeed interesting to see that what is considered as a dead-end for some, offline still does have its place in our life, so long as you innovate.