If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making a few changes to the front page for the last few days. First I started digging a couple of the HD Trailers to see if it’ll attract some more people to the site. Then thought, why not include a digg link on the preview page itself, so if people liked a particular HD Trailer, they can digg it:
Then I thought how cool it would be to have these diggs/ratings show up on the main page. For those who would usually skip over movie trailers because they’ve never heard of it, might actually decide to see it after noticing a high number of people digging a particular trailer. This led to the latest change:
There is some increased delay when loading the pages, due to the fact it’s contacting the Digg server to retrieve all the ratings in real time. I’m trying to see if there’s a way to cache it, but for now, the extra delay isn’t that significant in my opinion, but if you think it’s really bad, please let me know. I’ve been looking at the Digg scripts and there isn’t quite a easy way to do it yet.
Next thing I should do is probably support multiple pages of trailers given the fact that “All Trailers” page has over 230 trailers already and according to my stopwatch, takes over 10 seconds to load. The All Trailers page will still stick around, but for those who want to leisurely browse on quick loading pages, the multiple pages will definitely help.