I wasn’t in too creative of a mood when I named it, but I was enchanted by the concept. I forget where I saw it, exactly, but someone had built a beautiful way of surfing between user’s favorites. It was wonderful, but: it required giving up personal info (email address, or logging in) and the images in all screens were too small for my tastes. Some of the behavior wasn’t all that I wanted, either.
So I built my own.
You see the results to the right – and the link to the far right.
OK, so this should be pretty easy to get the hang of. See the pictures below? They’re just drawing pictures on how to get there & get started:
So, you use the link & go to the page. Then search by user name. In this case, I decided to abuse Jason From Duluth. He’s wild and zany (just look at that icon!) – he’s got to have super-crazy faves! On closer inspection, how not true. I’m just destroyed, man!
But nonetheless, it makes a couple of points: if you search & you get the message from the “Favebrowsr-search” icon, then you’re doing it wrong. Do it right, and all will be OK.
Once you get a valid search in, you’ll see a list of images appear. It might be slow. Deal with it – I’m not gettin’ paid for this. You now have two options. Click anywhere on a thumbnail (well, small image in Flickr terms), and you’ll see that photographer’s images added to the list. Click on the small “I” icon that usually hovers over top-left corner of the small image. That will pull up a nice, larger image:
That’s all there is to this guy. Surf around, browsing only by user favorites. All links are pointing back to Flickr, all info comes directly from there, and I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to go to that user’s photostream. In a little over a day of programming & debugging, I’ve found far more interesting photos this way than I do via explore.
The Barely Alive Part
OK, so the last thing. You might experience trouble with this. I tested in Google Chrome and Firefox: no probs whatsoever. IE8 is failing, though. So for you? It’s probably a crapshoot. I’ll try to get IE running, but… well, it’s not a high priority for me. Maybe in a month or so…
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