Sunday, May 1, 2005

What are Bill Summary Pages?

The bill summary pages are a new project on Renaissance Adventures that utilizes Google Docs and the Google Visualization API. The summary pages provide readers interested in these bills with a links to government data, news stories, and blog entries related to the bills. And, readers can update the links themselves, so that everyone can benefit from the research of the entire readership!

To add a link to any section, simply use the form below each section:
Clicking 'Submit' will add a new page address and title to the database. Clicking 'View Updates' will update the table above with the link you just submitted.

Look for new features to be added soon like sorting by submission date and title. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them, please add them to the comments below. Better yet, if anyone would like to help develop this, it would be a fun open source project.

Keep checking back for updated information. Also, there will be an article or two in the near future on how this all works along with tutorials for folks that would like to do more work with the visualization API. If you really want to see the source code now, just hit Ctl+U and your browser, (Firefox anyway), will display the javascirpt with the page. Shades of "The DES algorithm in one line of Perl!", the javascript is a single line. But, that's because of a blogger editor limitation, not for any useful reason.

Thanks for your interest and your feedback!

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