One thing that I love to do is build pages which collect and present a variety of data. You are connected to a variety of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) to present content drawn from data collected from various places. In much the same way as new sites and social media platforms, this page shows examples of dynamically generated content from the following sources:
- Weather from Darksky API
- Maps from Google
- News from NASA
- Images from Unsplash
- Blog content from the Contentful Content Management System
Contentful is what is known as a 'Headless Content Management System (CMS)'. This can be connected to the website to provide a user-friendly admin area where clients can easily update website content including Blog content and text or images elsewhere on their website.
With a combination of these techologies, I can build completely customised websites which run fast and efficiently and are friendly to the end user.
The Weather - from Darksky API
Looking at you... - from Google Maps API
CORONA Virus Statistics
NASA News - NASA API
Supernova in NGC 2525
Big, beautiful, barred spiral galaxy NGC 2525 lies 70 million light-years from the Milky Way. It shines in Earth's night sky within the boundaries of the southern constellation Puppis. About 60,000 light-years across, its spiral arms lined with dark dust clouds, massive blue stars, and pinkish starforming regions wind through this gorgeous Hubble Space Telescope snapshot. Spotted on the outskirts of NGC 2525 in January 2018, supernova SN 2018gv is the brightest star in the frame at the lower left. In time-lapse, a year long series of Hubble observations followed the stellar explosion, the nuclear detonation of a white dwarf star triggered by accreting material from a companion star, as it slowly faded from view. Identified as a Type Ia supernova, its brightness is considered a cosmic standard candle. Type Ia supernovae are used to measure distances to galaxies and determine the expansion rate of the Universe.
Inspiring stuff from Unsplash API
with a random image from Unsplash
snow covered mountain under starry night