The other day I was thinking about all of the ways people consume news. Of course this has been of great interest to me ever since I started the HEADLIN3S project a few years ago.
Most online news sites have a bunch of stories in a grid with a little picture, the headline, the details, and a read more. I thought – what if there was just like a big slider that cycled through the top stories every morning so that I could see what’s going on with as little investment of time and effort as possible.
So I built one:
I already had the data from the aforementioned HEADLIN3S app and I knew how it was structured – so all I had to do was create the simple front end and get the data into it.
As I always do ( if its my choice ) I created it with Vue, Vuetify and Google Firebase. Google makes getting data from Firestore so easy that this entire app was only a only a couple hundred lines of code.
It’s now my start page when my browser fires up so that I can see the headlines while I get my day started without having to click 🙂