Ultimately the idea is for UQ to provide the following functionality:
- Allow a *team* of people to maintain a set of quotes/reviewlinks for a product, organization, group of products
- Show random quotes in sidebars, etc. embedded on other main product pages.
- Show full pages of quotes for browsing on their own dedicated page.
- Allow anonymous users to submit comments or links to reviews, that can be approved by managers for inclusion in the quote set.
When a link to a remote website is added, as in the case of a found web review, the UQ service a screenshot and thumbnails it (at varying sizes), and also takes a snapshot of the ENTIRE page at full size, along with grabbing the raw html; this is so that if the review ever goes offline it's still available. When dealing with email or other entries that don't have web pages, one can choose from a variety of clipart to represent the item.
Some teaser images, still looking pretty damn rough:
Sidebar box with some thumbnails (thumbnail size is one of many options when embedding):NANY 2011 Release: UserQuotes.com Web Service
Showing a full page of items, one has been clicked on to read full details in popup:NANY 2011 Release: UserQuotes.com Web Service
Another full page with larger thumbnails (in this "theme" the page will automatically decide how many columns can fit on the screen):NANY 2011 Release: UserQuotes.com Web Service
A minimalistic embedded list of quotes without thumbnails:NANY 2011 Release: UserQuotes.com Web Service
The idea is to eventually have lots of different themes you can choose to display the quotes/reviewlinks.
Tons more features to add and tons of details to attend to.