waterloser @ 2007-03-14T01:23:00
I have a lot of written assignments. So that means I've been doing my own coding projects to keep myself sane. The project of the weekend is a "re-imagining" of the waterloo off-campus housing site. Now to be fair to the off campus housing site as waterloo websites go, it might be the best. But as it's not exactly what I want, thus is wrong :). When I'm looking for in a place to live it is all about the location and since I don't know every road in waterloo, I always send up searching places on google maps. So I wrote a screen scrapper for the housing sites search results that redisplays the results on a google maps api. Oh, I also added in a drop down under the Available section, that lets you pick terms rather then months... since I imagine that is how most people use the site.
The normal version should work with most modern browsers (I'm not in love with how it looks in IE), the beta super fancy ajax version seems to only work in firefox 2.0 (I'll fix it for other browser later). At some point in the future I might try to make the page look a little more sexy.
So give it a try, Saul's Off-Campus Housing Map Search is waiting you.
Syndicated 2007-03-14 05:44:51 (Updated 2007-03-15 02:09:46) from Saul's Blog