Rachel "Sparks" Blackman (seattlesparks) wrote,
Rachel "Sparks" Blackman
seattlesparks

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So, I actually tinkered around with some ideas for an LJ client if I write one.

Basic features:
  • Blink icon/notification on new friends posts, like any proper client does.
  • Edit window for post is in a single dialog along with security level, current music, current mood, current picture, active journal and all those other useful post options.
  • Client allows jumping directly to the journal page of any of your friends.
  • Client allows jumping directly to the page of any community you belong to.
  • Core functionality is in a DLL so other programs could use it.


Possible advanced features:
  • Ability to see /which/ friends have updated. (I.e. 'oh, look, a short update by amurderofcrows, I know three more will be along shortly, I'll wait...' -- sorry for using you as the example, Mandy!)
  • Ability to view/post comments directly from in client?
  • Ability to create and edit mood sets from client?
  • Ability to create and edit journal themes from client?
  • Ability to upload/manage userpics from client?
  • Ability to plug client into Trillian as a messaging option (I actually discussed this with the Trillian folks, sadly)


The advanced features all require workarounds, or additions to the LiveJournal protocol... and I'll probably never actually /do/ this, but it's still a vaguely tempting idea. :)
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