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noobtester
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Hello all,

 

I thought I would put my JQuery, PHP, AJAX and web design noob skills to the test

 

Please criticise ruthlessly: w ww.geta udiofro mvide o.com [remove spaces]

 

The above isn't a new idea and has been done time and time again but I just wanted to practice and put new skills I have learnt to the test.

 

Thanks all

 

(comparing reviews)

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I think that "rule" and the evangelical worshipping of validating websites nowadays is ridiculous. This ridiculousness is shown by the number of high profile sites that exist today that do not refer to this unnecessary rule. Example, facebooks front page has over 30 Errors, yet it is a beautifully crafted site, simple and elegant.

 

Don't get me wrong, following web standards is very important and it is in everybodies interest to produce sites like this. However, to have it as a prerequisites before a site gets judged on such forums is over kill.

 

Please critiuqe it and please disregard validation as an assessment factor in this case.

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It is however a prerequisite for this site. I think when you join a group, purely out of respect, you should abide by the rules or at least try to, not dismiss them entirely. The rules are there for a purpose however ridiculous you may think they are.

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I think that "rule" and the evangelical worshipping of validating websites nowadays is ridiculous. This ridiculousness is shown by the number of high profile sites that exist today that do not refer to this unnecessary rule. Example, facebooks front page has over 30 Errors, yet it is a beautifully crafted site, simple and elegant.

 

Don't get me wrong, following web standards is very important and it is in everybodies interest to produce sites like this. However, to have it as a prerequisites before a site gets judged on such forums is over kill.

 

Please critiuqe it and please disregard validation as an assessment factor in this case.

 

To your point about Facebook - just because something is popular doesn't mean it is correct. By and large, we are professionals here, and this is pretty much a teaching forum. You will almost always get a criticism before you get a compliment here. Its just the way it works.

 

The rule is in place on this forum to push people on the right path - if you don't know what validation is, then you likely need to start there anyhow, and your site isn't as "done" as you thought it was.

 

The errors on your site are not there because it would be a hack to get it to comply. They are there because you didn't escape characters reserved in XML. XHTML is a dialect of XML. If you page was being served correctly - which it isn't - then it would not display at all. You also didn't specify the type of style you are using in the

 

The site is really cool, and I'd love to see the code behind it - but your understanding of the mechanics of markup is obviously flawed. You asked for a critique.

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To your point about Facebook - just because something is popular doesn't mean it is correct.
For me, Success = correct. ;)

 

You will almost always get a criticism before you get a compliment here. Its just the way it works.
Thats exactly what I am looking for. Compliments do not bring improvement. :)

 

The site is really cool, and I'd love to see the code behind it - but your understanding of the mechanics of markup is obviously flawed. You asked for a critique.
Wrong conclusion, not "obviously flawed" but obviously lazy!

 

The way it works: Video is retrieved from youtube as an FLV file using a shell script that is initiated by a PHP script which in turn is initiated by Javascript using an AJAX call using JQuery. I strip the audio/sound as an MP3 using one of the best tools in the world, FFmpeg.

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Whats with the chat box?

 

Why would someone want to steal Youtube videos then announce that publicly on meebo?

lmao :lol:

 

To be honest, people do use the chat box and seem to make small talk while they wait 2-3 mins for each conversion. I was trying to think of other ways to get users to kill those 2-3 mins such as watching youtube videos, playing a game. I thought the chat thing was the best option. Disagree? What else could I do?

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It is however a prerequisite for this site. I think when you join a group, purely out of respect, you should abide by the rules or at least try to, not dismiss them entirely. The rules are there for a purpose however ridiculous you may think they are.
I couldn't agree more, but I think there is a fault with that rule and there is nothing wrong with stating that.

I will validate my site in a few days to keep in line with this forums rules. You can still all be assured that I still don't agree with it though. :)

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What else could I do?

 

The text is a bit hard to read. I just wanted to throw that out there... Oh, I also couldn't find a link back to the home page after following the "Terms" link.

 

I think a youtube style sidebar filled with the recent uploads might keep people around for the wait.

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