Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Welcome to the new Scripting News

It took a long time to get here!

There are six tabs, and three menus, in the new interface.

The six tabs

  1. Blog -- essays from Scripting News that I write in Fargo.

  2. Photos -- from my Flickr feed.

  3. Links -- from Radio3.

  4. Cards -- from Little Card Editor.

  5. River -- from River4.

  6. About -- which I wrote in the OPML Editor, for old times sake.

Why so many tabs?

I create lots of different kinds of content. I write, I take pictures, and make cards, and curate news. I select feeds to form a river.

All of it should come together in a place that represents me, online, as a person.

Scattering it all over the place is cool! As long as there's one place where it all comes together. That is this place, my blog, Scripting News.

The menus

They seem kind of self-explanatory. I expect to add more to the menus.

It's a feed reader

If you like software, and this is a blog about software, among other things, what's interesting is that there isn't actually any content in the home page. Three of the tabs are built from RSS feeds: Blog, Photos and Cards. The Links tab comes from a JSON file that Radio3 outputs, and the River tab uses the River.js file that River4 outputs, again in JSON. The About tab is in OPML, of course.

It's more of an application than a web page, but I guess that's the way we do things these days.

Should work well on phones, tablets

This part is getting pretty routine. Give it a try, let me know how it goes.

Last built: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 5:50 PM

By Dave Winer, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM. What a long strange trip it's been.