Saturday, December 02, 2006

Top Ten Lists with a Twist

One of Ideas2Executables' projects is officially open to friends and family (and if you are reading Ben's blog, he considers you a friend or family). The site is, and while we can't take credit for the idea, we did help implement it. The site is the brainchild of Gavin Purcell (of fame) and is a really cool take on the top 10 list, if we do say so ourselves.

The site can be used for top 10 lists of any kind, from Top 10 Greatest Athletes Ever to Top 10 Microbrews. (And, of course, there's Ben's favorite, Top 10 Simpson's Characters.)

Among the neatest features of the site are the ability for anyone to edit any list, a drag-and-drop interface for rearranging lists, the ability to insert a dynamic view of a list in your blog, and finally, the ability to get a shared view of the list which gives a view of the list with everyone's opinion.

Here's a list in action:

You can see Ben's version of this same list here.

Don't forget the disclaimer that this is in Friends and Family beta mode. If you find bugs, let us know, and be gentle with it!

A special thanks to Jordan Rose for contributing to the design and to Alessandro Colomba for developing the SISCweb framework which powers the site.


  1. Anonymous11:17 AM

    I suggest emphasizing the fact that this runs on SISCweb if you plan on submitting it to geek-frequented outlets like reddit. Those kids will buzz about anything if Scheme is involved.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I was actually going to post a "Look, here's a real application written in Scheme" post although I wanted to wait to work the kinks out before declaring victory.

    I honestly believe that SISCweb and Scheme gave me a huge advantage in writing the application over other technologies.