Series Categorizer15 May 2015, 17:30
List of Series
Welcome to my Series Categorizer!
For the last few years I’ve been making my past-year review of TV shows in this form. The best show are more towards the upper border of the box, the worse ones further down. Horizontally, I roughly categorize the shows by their genre.
I will explain all the features in the following (shorter explanations are available on a mouse over on the boxes/buttons).
Have fun with the tool!
The administration console can be shown or hidden with the upper right button. If you’re accessing this page with a parseable Series URL, the admin panel is hidden by default. In all other cases it should fold out.
You can select the height of the box. Also, you can opt for having a purgatory area at the bottom of the box. Use it as you like. For me it’s for shows which I objectively wouldn’t watch anymore but for some reason do anyway. I also call it the Big-Bang-Theory-Area.
The center-piece of this page is the series box in the center. Shows are created on the canvas and can be modified afterwards.
The New Show field creates a new show by the input name, when clicking »Create Show«. Setting a checkmark create the entry with an additional link (use for writing about the show further down on your own page). As soon as a show is created, it’s placed in the center of the map and in the List of Series in the right margins of this page. The list is sorted alphabetically.
A show can be modified if it’s selected in the right box. Modification means:
- Changing the name with Name of Current Show;
- Changing Vertical and Horizontal Position with the respective sliders;
- Changing the Font Size of the current entry.
The Cookies line deals with saving the current setup of shows. It can either write all current settings into a cookie or load it from there. Saving automatically overwrites any previously saved entry, be careful! Loading from cookie will append the current list of series by those stored in cookie.
A URL for the current setup of shows can be generated. Since there is some data for every show, the URL can become long quite quickly. There’s a button to be hit if you want to shorten the generated URL with Google’s URL shortener. I haven’t tried it yet for very long URLs – it might not work. If the shorten button does nothing for you, you probably have Google stuff blocked with a browser plugin (Disconnect, AdBlock). Add the current page to your white list.
If you’re accessing the page with a parseable URL, the admin console will be hidden, since I expect you’re an user coming here by someone else’s instruction.
The current HTML code of the series box can be displayed with HTML Code for Box. The according
.css file should be included, making the code self-containing. Use it on your own page! But, if you don’t mind, backlink to my page.
- Sometimes, shows are not really selected, although they seem to be. You see that when you want to modify the show’s position and nothing changes. Just re-select it in the right box.
- Deleting shows is not possible. Use rename instead! There’s some implementation, code-wise, but since the shows are an array, not a map, deleting something will lead to the rest of the code to break. Solution: Use a map for the list of shows, not an array. Next version.
If you have any suggestions of improvements, ideally with the fitting code snippets, just sent them over.
The page, generally, is CC NC-BY-SA and made by Andreas Herten in May 2015.