For a long time I’ve wanted to work with the Delicious API. Initially it was because the Delicious website not only had the difficult to remember del.icio.us url, but was also very badly designed. If you compared its progress – addition of new features, cleaning up of design, making use of new techniques suchas AJAX – with its web2.0 compatriots (Flickr, Digg, boris-johnson.com) it lagged way behind.
So I initially planned to build a new front-end for it, making it easier to work with your bookmarks, but before I could progress far enough in my coding abilities they completely redesigned the site; a vast improvement.
Though still not perfect. For a while I’ve found it frustrating that there is no easy way to simultaneously see the content of a bookmarked page and delete the bookmark if you deem it no longer useful, so my delicious account gradually got more and more cluttered. Well, this afternoon I decided to do something about it (and not just because I’m avoiding doing more important stuff).
I reckon a few more hours development and I can make it a publicly available service. All I need to do is include a form for other users to be able to login, and (ideally) preload websites in the iframe to speed things up (though this is problematic as some sites force the whole web page to be redirect if you try and put them in an iframe).