I wrote this book with tinkerers in mind—that is to say, tinkerers of various levels of familiarity with del.icio.us in particular and Web development skill in general.Whether you’re just getting on your way to being a power user at del.icio.us, or whether you’re a hardcore Web development guru who’s running your own hand-built blogging package, I hope you’ll find something of interest within these pages.
The chapters in this book are organized into three parts. The first is intended as a general introduction to del.icio.us and to offer some tricks for power users; the second delves into more in-depth programming and hacks that use the del.icio.us API and XML data feeds; and the third part of the book examines a few of the options offered by clones and competitors.
About the Author
- Share the wealth–del.icio.us is a publicly viewable bookmarks manager that allows users to easily add favorite sites to a personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords (tags), and to share a collection not only between browsers and machines, but also with others
- It really is delish! del.icio.us is an excellent tool for tracking Web popularity, hot topics (or memes), and can provide RSS feeds for any tag
- Adventurous readers with some basic Web design and scripting or programming skills will sink their teeth into these tasty treats on tweaking, modifying, and hacking del.icio.us
- Hacks include: geotagging del.icio.us bookmarks, mapping del.icio.us tags with Google Maps, building and watching tag clouds over time, and integrating bloglines and del.icio.us
- Some additional unique projects are del.icio.us tagging using browser keywords, combining del.icio.us and blogs, programming with the del.icio.us API, and hacking Firefox and Safari
Leslie Michael Orchard is a hacker, tinkerer, and creative technologist working in the Detroit area. He lives with two spotted Ocicats, two dwarf bunnies, and a very patient and understanding girl. On rare occasions when spare time comes in copious amounts, he plays around with odd bits of code and writing, sharing them on his Web site named 0xDECAFBAD (http://decafbad.com/).