Zemus is a ruby gem that translates URLs into embedable code you can insert on a page. It does its magic by simply inspecting and hacking up the URL itself, it makes no external requests to a webservice.
Zemus translates the following URLs to embedabble HTML in standard HTML5 mode:
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Zemus.embed("http://i.imgur.com/r8JB38S.jpg") Zemus.embed("http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjAcMDGJcHI") Zemus.embed("http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sleepninja/monsters-ate-my-birthday-cake") Zemus.embed("http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/content.duckfeed.tv/bsc/bsc_E001.mp3") Zemus.embed("https://soundcloud.com/destructoid/super-mario-world-by-video") Zemus.embed("http://vimeo.com/21929292") Zemus.embed("https://vine.co/v/bFPjjheVnau/embed/simple")
If Zemus can't automagically transfigure the URL it just returns it as a truncated link.
Zemus will output different embedded URLs with different classes, depending on the needs of the particular service. Check the generated HTML output in your project to find what to style.
TODO / Contributions
When we output HTML for images and other URLs we tack on some HTML and classes some people may not need. For instance, to get the images we embed to be responsive we tack on the Bootstrap 3 "img-responsive img-thumbnail" classes. We also put a link under the Kickstarter embed to take the person to the page itself. I totally get some people may not want that so feel free to submit a patch to fix this.
If there is another URL you want to embed, submit the patch. As long as you can create the embed from the URL itself, we will consider the patch. Also, we currently want to keep the things we embed to HTML5 widgets.
They That Created The Greatness
Zemus was extracted from and is running in production at http://cheerfulghost.com by Jon Dodson and Mark Tabler.
Travis Newman @travisnewman
Zemus was named after the antagonist of Final Fantasy IV.