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easypoll a side projectAshley
I was sat in the sun at the weekend and sporadically decided to do a little project like wedeliver you can read about the adventure I had building the 24hr project here. This project on the other hand probably took about 24hrs to complete but I built it over a few days. It’s basically a site where you can create a simple 2 answer poll, you then take the link to the poll and share it on your networks allowing other users to participate check it out here. I wanted to make the whole experience as simple as possible with a basic interface so users can quickly create polls to share with friends. Naturally there are parts of the site i will improve in time small pieces of functionality. Each time a user creates a new poll it sends it to a custom twitter page here @easypoll which shows all the latest polls created.
Each poll has its own page, for example here’s a poll i created: Visit Poll the bar graph is generated using basic CSS and PHP to determine the percentages for the number of votes. Here’s a tutorial I wrote a while back on how to implement a similar graph
Much like wedeliver I wanted to create an appealing interface that’s easy on the eye, simple to navigate as well as containing all the functionality needed.
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You can visit the site here and create a poll yourself. As I said in my post about wedeliver as a designer and developer it’s really important to do personal projects as well as freelance work you learn so much more building small applications in your own time.