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Pinterest Clone with GLinks?
Hi all,

I have not used my G-Links licences for some time, but now I have had the idea of using G-Links software to build some sort of Pinterest.com website.
I do think that G-Links would be ideal to build something like this.

Is there anyone out there to build a Plug-in in order to make this happen?

It does not have to work exactly like Pinterest, but merely having the layout ouf Pinterest and submitting images.

There is already the bookmark-feature and the comment/rating-feature build-in, so there should not be much left in order to make this happen.....?

http://www.quora.com/Pinterest/What-technology-is-used-to-generate-pinterest-coms-absolute-div-stacking-layout

http://masonry.desandro.com/

http://www.binpress.com/app/pinterest-gridview-for-ios-masonryview/836


Please let me know what you think about this idea and if you can come up with a solution.

Many thanks!
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Re: [erichcyber] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Hi,

Its certainly possible - as I'm at the last stages of finishing a site doing it :) (I cant' give a URL at the moment as its not live). Its not exactly like Pintrest... but it uses Masonry, and also a "Bookmarklett" bar thing (so they can add images on the current page they are on).

Its a bit complex to be a plugin really I'm afraid.

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Re: [Andy] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Hi Andy,

I would be interested in having a look at it once you are live with it and could tell me if you are willing to share the code and how much it would cost.

Otherwise I would go with some other solutions like Drupal, etc......

Anyway I do have some G-Links licences around so I might use them for something like this.


Please let me know via PM.


Many thanks!
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Re: [erichcyber] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Hi,

Sure, although the code was written pretty much from the ground up , just using GLinks as a "core" for the template system / login / SQL stuff. The adding, "categories" etc are all done using my own custom system - so not really sure how flexible it would be for another site :)

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Otherwise I would go with some other solutions like Drupal, etc......

Have you considered something like: http://www.brillthemes.com/...emes/pinterest-plus/

Not ideal for me, as its in a PHP (and I'm not too comfey working in PHP)... but if you don't mind it, then its a pretty nice out-of-the-box solution Smile

Cheers

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Re: [Andy] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
thanks Andy,

I am actually not looking for a WordPress theme (the one you linked to seems not to be using any URL-Links ?)
It would be ideal if I could enter just the website-URL (as I do have a couple thousand of specific URLs) and then the system automatically fetches a screenshot of the website which I am linking towards.....

That would be a nice solution using G-Links.
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Re: [erichcyber] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Aaah ok - so you wanna add "URLs", which would then then be shown in categories with a screenshot of the site (linked to their detailed page) ... and also using Masonry?

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Re: [erichcyber] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Hi,

From what you describe so far you need redesign of the standard luna template set.

You don't really need a plugin for this. Even the URLs thumbnails can be added very easy. There are numerous web services (free ones) which offer easy website thumbnail generation in realtime, i.e.:

Code:
<img src="http://service.endpoint.url/thumbnail.php?url=<%URL%>">

This is of course if you don't plan to integrate Pinterest features like followers and social media integration.

Cheers,
Boris

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Re: [Andy] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Andy wrote:
Aaah ok - so you wanna add "URLs", which would then then be shown in categories with a screenshot of the site (linked to their detailed page) ... and also using Masonry?

Cheers


Hi Andy,

yeah, exactly Smile

once you upload any images directly, you may get into legal troubles regarding copyright from the owners of the images, etc. (also Pinterest has troubles in this regard).

So I am thinking instead of uploading images, it would be a nice thing to just enter URL's (same as in G-Links) and have a screenshot of that website pulled automatically (very similar as Google is doing it in their "website-preview").

So the "G-Links Detailed Page" would open-up in a new window (same as at Pinterest) and show the image (in bigger size) and also link to the specific URL.

At the Homepage, the Links will show as "website screenshots" (images) in masonry-format same as at Pinterest.

Also, users can enter their comments, rate and bookmark specific "website screenshots" (URL's).

So actually G-Links has a lot of functionality already build-in, and there is no need to have it any more complicated.

If you could come up with some solution - I mean a "out of the box solution" which does not require me to fiddle around much. I do need a ready-made package (Plugin) which I just upload and it works without any flaws or putting lots of time into it to get it working properly.


I think this would generate some new business for G-Links.......

Cheers!

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erichcyber: Aug 1, 2012, 9:27 AM
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Re: [erichcyber] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Hi,

As Boris and you say, a lot of this can be done already :). The main jump in features would be getting jQuery Masonry working to "format" the links into random fixed sized boxes. Then also adding an "infinate scroll" would be another thing that you would probably wanna do.

Not really sure its much of a plugin as setting up Masonry can be a sod (I spent literally days trying to get that working... not so bad now I've done it, but a real learning curve to understand how it works).

Cheers

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Re: [Andy] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Andy,

A bit off-topic but the jQuery.Masonry is considered swiss army knife and it's bloated with features. For Pinterest-like sites there quite a few lightweight jQuery plugins which require minimal to none setting up.

Just a hint if you need something like that in the feature :)

Cheers,
Boris

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Re: [eupos] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Hi,

Cool. Yeah I was working on this a while back (when Pintrest came into the news ;)) ... its kinda like Pintrest, but we diversified the site a lot so its now going in a totally different direction (there was just too much competition coming out... as always happens when a site makes a shed load of money <G>). I ended up writing my own "infinate scroll" system, as like Masonry - it was very bloated for what we needed. Just didn't have the time to write my own version of Masonry Angelic)

Cheers

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Re: [Andy] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
I am actually not looking for a Pinterest-clone at all.

I just want to use G-Links to manage the links to several URLs (URLs to either be submitted by myself or by users).
But the links should contain images, literally having only images at the front-page.

The Layout should be so, that those images are sorted in some sort of style.

Maybe some styles like these:

The jQuery.Masonry is considered a swiss army knife and it's bloated with features.
For Pinterest-like sites there are quite a few lightweight jQuery plugins which require minimal to none setting up.
http://www.netmagazine.com/...arted-jquery-masonry

jQuery Masonry
http://masonry.desandro.com/

jQuery Isotope:
http://isotope.metafizzy.co/

Vanilla Masonry:
http://vanilla-masonry.desandro.com/


Anyone able to help me on this ?

Appreciate your help!
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Re: [erichcyber] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Are you asking for someone to help you set up the homepage to show images for your listing, and then using one of those solutions to make it look like pintrest?

Cheers

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Re: [Andy] Pinterest Clone with GLinks? In reply to
Hi Andy,

yes, exactly.
Please PM me if you can do this.

Many thanks!

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erichcyber: Oct 26, 2012, 7:49 PM