IMDB Fetcher is an experimental, free and easy to use REST API for getting movie, series and artist data from IMDB and returning it as serialized JSON objects ready to use on web applications or websites.
REST API Methods:
get/title: The method retrieves data (release date, running time, embeddable poster, writers, directors, cast, synopsis, country) for the requested title.
get/search: Search IMDB for titles, actors, companies, writers, directors, etc.
get/name: The method returns info about the person, who has been searched for – name, date of birth, short bio, productions, photo, etc.
img/: Images on IMDB cannot be hot-linked. This method circumvents the limitation.
Just before the weekend, here’s a pure CSS3 implementation of a rating star system with support for selection and hover, made-up by radio buttons, rtl, generated content, minimal markup and sibling selectors.
“Just take those old records off the shelf I’ll sit and listen to ‘em by myself Today’s music ain’t got the same soul I like that old time rock ‘n’ roll”
Remember that old Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet song? Well, this is exactly what I was listening to today, when I decided to create a this CD shelf with HTML5 and CSS3. Here’s the demo and excuse me for the creepy CD cover art I’ve used – somehow it reminds of the old days when I was discovering music. The truth is that I still love these albums, so here they are – a CD shelf with some of my favorite 80s and 90s metal albums, made out of minimal HTML and CSS3:
To fully view a CD, just hover it and observe the smooth animation.
… Or you can just have all of the CDs displayed frontally (by removing the .acidjs-cases-tilted from the topmost element):
Speaking of markup, once you download the experiment, and add the style sheet to your page, all you need to do is to use simple bulleted list markup to add your favorite CDs. If you take a look at the CSS, you will notice that you can also set a poster behind the shelf, and everything is pretty simple and easy to modify.
So… Rock’n’Roll and thanks for reading this one! Hope you like it! Want to see it in action with a huge list of my all time favorite albums?
Late at night, when humans and little kittens fall asleep, the Great Ceiling Cat would come and stuff each little kitty as if it were a plush toy, so on the very next morning it’s grown bigger and stronger.
During the Christmas holidays I finally found the time to spend a couple of days to tackle something I’ve been planning to do for quite some time – to fully redo (in terms of code and design) wemakesites.net, my portfolio/personal website. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I should announce it here, but I am pretty happy with the result, so this is why I am doing it – version 7.0 is now up and running!