Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortenin’ Shortenin’

Don’t ask what the title means. I have no idea. No, really.

I probably don’t talk about as much as I should (there’s not even a link to it on the site), but I really like the RUWT? Beta Projects page. If you’re interested in seeing code I’m working on before it gets launched, it’s the place to go. Here are a few projects that have recently graduated to full-fledged site features.

A few months ago I launched the RUWT? River, a feature inspired by Techmeme, my favorite Tech site these days. It took a little while, but I finally had a “duh!” moment when I realized it was really just the Bleachers on steroids—it has a slider! Click on any “more…” link at the bottom of any “From the Bleachers” section, or just head to to check it out.

Beta Scoreboard
The beta scoreboard has been out for a lot longer and needed a little kick in the pants to get it closer to full launching on the site. I haven’t figured out the best way to slam it onto the home page, but that’s still the eventual goal. Kick the tires at and let me know what you think.

Dynamic Page Titles
This never hung out in Beta, but cool little feature nonetheless. If you’re looking at a specific game page on RUWT?, the title in your browser will update whenever there score or time left changes. If you can’t use the Toolbar, but you want to keep track of a bunch of games, you can open new tabs while you continue to surf the Internets.

2 Responses to “Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortenin’ Shortenin’”

  1. alamowx says:

    I can’t say it enough, Mark: great work on the site. I just noticed the dynamic page titles while watching the Detroit/Pittsburgh game on one screen and keeping up with RUWT? on the other. I like it, and good to see you using FF3!

  2. mark says:

    heh, the funny thing is that i was a loyal IE user since v4, but FF3 brought me over and i’m not looking back…

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