Favicons (the little icons that appear next to the address bar) are small, but when you put many together they become a formidable entity! This project takes search queries (which are actually delicious tags) and finds related favicons, displaying them on the grid. Clicking on an icon spreads a related icon to a surrounding cell.
What did I learn? Doing dozens of page fetches to arbitrary sites in response to a user query makes for a very sluggish UI. . .
Posted on 2008-11-29 at 14:42. trackback