a widget for word adoptees to use to advertise their love of their adopted word (and Wordnik)
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README.md updated README with spec Aug 3, 2015

README.md

adoption-widget

a widget for word adoptees to use to advertise their love of their adopted word (and Wordnik)

spec

purpose

The adoption widget should allow a word-adopted to add a banner to their blog or site that:

  • shows the word they've adopted
  • links to that word on Wordnik

The widget should be:

  • easy to create
  • easy to install

user flow:

  • user enters adopted word
  • widget checks Wordnik adoption DB
  • widget populates "adopted by" field with adopter's name
  • (if user is logged in) widget links adopter's name to Wordnik user page
  • widget creates link to adopted word
  • widget saves HTML of widget for user to copy/paste

design

Widget should:

  • be a standard IAB banner size
  • include the Wordnik logo
  • include text about the adoption, with links "[USERNAME] has adopted the word [WORD] at Wordnik!"

process

  • create sample designs : widget, widget creation page
  • create sample HTML/CSS
  • Javascript prototype
  • finalize design, HTML/CSS
  • merge page into main site