tl;dr – add a “p” before the “.com” to any subreddit you visit and voila, you have a fullscreen presentation of all the images.
I like to show my friends cool stuff on the internet but browsing is a real conversation killer. You can’t really lean back, talk and have fun with friends while operating a website, surely not one as clunky as reddit. Even though RES does help.
So I just had to make this “hands-free” reddit mode. Where I can see:
- Cats http://redditp.com/r/aww
- Amazing views http://redditp.com/r/earthporn
- Tempting dishes http://redditp.com/r/foodporn
- Advice http://redditp.com/r/adviceanimals
- *cough* other stuff
Welp, not that easy, there was a lot of CSS to handle and the design right now is dead ugly but functional. Also, many stories on reddit aren’t images and I skip those that aren’t in a quirky way. If the url’s 4th character from the right is a dot, I display it. That’s a hack that works for imgur (which is most of reddit’s images) so I’m using it for now until I have more time to fix it. Any suggestions are more than welcome – help improve redditp on github! Also, comics are a pain to watch right now. I might implement some sort of scroll wheel zooming in the future, though that really is a bit of a different use case that might deserve a different site.
I guess not too surprisingly the first 200 visits where mostly to gonewild. You internet you….
edit – here are some stats from the launch night