A random Gif
A while back I posted about the DS106 random gif api, a rather daft piece of fun: 106 drop in » Blog Archive » Gif Scraping and a DS106 Gif API. The api seems to be working well and I’ve used it on DS106 GiF TV which is still a work in progress.
Yesterday I had a thought to make a simpler example of using the API and that an idea might be to riff off Alan’s pechaflickr making a version that showed animated gifs.
This afternoon I took a first run at this. I’ve not copied any of Alan’s code just borrowed the idea. The pechaGif loads 20 random gifs and them displays a start button. Clicking that will full screen 20 gifs for 20 seconds each.
I did not expect anyone to make use of this, but Mariana suggested:
#ds106 OMG we must make this into a writing assignment: a story from this http://t.co/ZgAtkIeYNb @johnjohnston @cogdog
— Mariana Funes (@mdvfunes) April 21, 2014
So I guess I may add that to the assignment bank, might give it a go myself first.