USSCM Scrolling Marquee project assignment:
Source is lists of links to albums on Amazon provided by RSS feed and locally.
Output is a 100 pixel high scrolling list of album covers that stops scrolling on mouseover. User may click for a unique link. Application for this implementation is a navigational marquee on website. Logic is required to interpolate 100 pixel high navigational icons within the album art.
The results are beautiful, accidental, relevant and educational. Viewers may see album title by hovering and purchase albums by clicking on them; these features are provided entirely by Amazon.
Parse RSS feeds (eg, Amazon) once per hour and re-create a database of ANSI (product) numbers and associated small (8K) graphic files.
Generate link values that are invoked when the user clicks on the associated graphic (also handled by the java class). These links take the user to purchase the product.
Push the database changes to the site.
Parse a user-created list of AMAZON URLs for their ANSI product numbers. Locate the associated graphics on pages. Proceed as before.
Develop logic to interpolate locally available navigational icons into the scrolling stream.
STEPS FOR IMPLEMENTATION:
Steps to take:
Locate and test a scrolling module that 1) scrolls smoothly, 2) loads quickly and 3) allows html graphics overlay. Module should stop scrolling when user hovers over graphic.
Parse Amazon RSS feed for URLs and graphics.
Implement demo version. Provide this to USSCM for review.
Write logic code to interpolate navigational icons according to a formula we will supply.
Overlay US School of Music logo and provide demo for review (see [url removed, login to view]).
Provide alternate version which uses a locally supplied list of AMAZON product URLs.
BUDGET: $300 US
Potential bidders MUST provide ONLY samples of their work RELEVANT to this project. Please don't waste our time!