#StackLife @ NOBLE
StackLife is a community-based wayfinding tool for navigating the vast resources of the North of Boston Library Exchange catalog. It enables researchers, teachers, scholars, and students to find what they need and help others learn from them and their paths.
PHP and the web server
StackLife is written in PHP. PHP 5.3 or later is recommended.
Serving up StackLife in Apache is probably the easiest way to get started. StackLife relies on rewrite rules in .htaccess. Be sure you're allowing for .htaccess in your httpd configuration and that you have mod_php and mod_rewrite installed.
Use the git clone command to get the latest version of StackLife
Supporting MySQL database
StackLife requires a supporting database called 'stackview' that has two tables.
CREATE TABLE sl_tags (id mediumint(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, item_id varchar(255) NOT NULL, tag varchar(255) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (id)); CREATE TABLE sl_also_viewed (id mediumint(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, book_one varchar(256) NOT NULL, book_two varchar(256) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (id));
The connection details for this database should be put into the configuration file.
StackLife uses fonts from TypeKit. The TypeKit embed code should be put into includes/includes.php. There are two font selector groups:
#overlaynav, #results, #search_results_body, .button, .creator, .footer-content, .navigation, .tk-ff-tisa-web-pro, h1, h2, input, p
#all-rank, #recentlyviewed, #search_results_header, #welcome, #wrap, .addfield, .facet_heading, .facet_set, .hdr, .heading, .hits, .reload, .rem_filter, .removefield, .tk-futura-pt
Configuration takes place in etc/sl_ini.php. Copy the example and edit the values:
cd stacklife/etc cp sl_ini.example.php sl_ini.php
We use a .htaccess file to make URLs pretty. Copy the example:
cd stacklife cp .htaccess.example .htaccess
Generating the landing page, static stack data
The landing page stack is populated by data from the NOBLE API.
To generate the static JSON file:
cd src/batch php -f retrieve_data.php
If things bang off without issues you should now have src/web/js/awesome.js
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Copyright (c) 2015 Darius Lam, The Harvard Library Innovation Lab
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