Thursday, July 19, 2007

Adding AJAX features

I'm currently adding AJAX functionality to the show subscriptions page, so that users' subscription lists will update automatically in the browser when a new subscription is added or a current one updates. This is my first foray into AJAX, so it promises to be interesting...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Welcome to Subscribable! This is an example of the sort of content that you can subscribe to using your Subscribable account. You can also subscribe to private content, like conversations, photos, and videos, with much more on the way. Since you're new to Subscribable, take a look around your account and let me know if there's anything your are curious or confused about by leaving a comment here. I'll try to help you however I can. Happy subscribing!

Monday, July 9, 2007

What's in a name?

I've decided to rename the site Subscribable, which actually was the original name of this project. I switched it to Inbox2 on a whim about a month ago, in the hopes that it would provide non-techies with a clearer picture of what the system does, just by hearing the name alone. But the helpful feedback of users has made me realize that while it does a respectable job of this, it's just too much of a departure from how the site works. Subscribing is what this site is all about. It has nothing to do with email or inboxes. And while the new name's vagueness instantly puts it out of reach of the general population, that doesn't really matter, because those folks wouldn't be interested in it anyhow. New technology like this has to earn it's worth in the techie population. And techies don't like confusing names, especially ones chosen for their marketibility alone. And that's the reason why I've renamed it.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Running around

Spent the past week moving to Texas and then visiting Kansas for family matters. Will be back working on the developer section again by Monday...