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Movie Info Website (IMDB'ish)

Discussion in 'Websites' started by hav0c, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. #1
    I've just created a custom script which essentially an IMDB scraper. If you could test functionality for me by entering movie names and also critiquing what should be included/excluded in the design and other features I would highly appreciate it.

    URL: http://www.phpmdb.com
    hav0c, Oct 23, 2013 IP
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    USL Services Peon

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    Hi, I get the error:
    Sorry, the site you requested has been disabled :(
    Will try again later perhaps.
    USL Services, Oct 23, 2013 IP
  3. Kiros

    Kiros Banned

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    #3
    I've tested and looks great in showing up movie informations but still there is something you needs to fix at search.php file

    check this error

    Code (Text):
    1. Warning: Header may not contain more than a single header, new line detected in /home/*******/public_html/phpmdb.com/search.php on line 36
    i guess it is too much simple, I mean you needs to create an attractive style for it based on css3.

    Also tags .. create below the searching input field tag cloud of most searching keywords and it can be easily done if you depends on mysql

    Good luck
    Kiros, Oct 24, 2013 IP
  4. hav0c

    hav0c Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Sorry about that error. It was a slight problem with our registrar that has been fixed.

    That error will be ironed out ASAP, didn't realize that bug was in this release of it. The design of it will be more creative that is for sure coming up shortly. We're definitely looking for possible feature additions that consumers would like to see on a movie site. This is not to be IMDB competition of any sort of course. Tags would be a nice concept that we could include.

    How would you envision the keywords/tags be come into play? Example: Movie titles, genres, actors?
    hav0c, Oct 24, 2013 IP
  5. Kiros

    Kiros Banned

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    #5
    I think tags should be Movie titles

    Maybe this idea you like ! since the output of Starring is something like this

    Code (Text):
    1. Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker
    you can explode the output of starring by "," so you can gets the starring into array

    PHP:
    1. <?PHP
    2. $output = "Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker";
    3. $starring = explode(",", $output);
    4. echo $starring[0]; // Colin Farrell
    5. ?>
    then using for each you can convert each actor name to be a line based on wikipedia API

    Example for 1st array results

    Code (Text):
    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&prop=extracts&titles=Colin Farrell&format=xml&exintro=1
    by using simplexml_load_file then you can gets the text about that actor at wikipedia meanwhile if not, it will return nothing also you should put it inside container.

    so imagine you can store the results into database as well but if your project is not dp depended then you can just garb the content upon request and that is it.
    Kiros, Oct 24, 2013 IP
  6. hav0c

    hav0c Well-Known Member

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    #6
    I definitely appreciate your input. That's an idea I'll most likely be incorporating into the script to give it an additional feature.
    hav0c, Oct 26, 2013 IP
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    #7
    hmm your site is nice buddy try to include more sections like reviews technical aspects
    sunilbharat, Oct 27, 2013 IP
  8. hav0c

    hav0c Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Thank you. Reviews are one of the next additions to it. We'll be looking at a built-in commenting system with a mix of social network plugins.
    hav0c, Oct 27, 2013 IP
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    #9
    fix line 82 error of search.php :p
    Ashish Paul, Oct 27, 2013 IP
  10. hav0c

    hav0c Well-Known Member

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    #10
    Definitely. Would you mind stating the search term that caused an error for you?
    hav0c, Oct 27, 2013 IP
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    #11
    shows error
    Shaktimaan, Oct 28, 2013 IP
  12. hav0c

    hav0c Well-Known Member

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    #12
    If you don't mind stating the movie title that you've put in, that would definitely help.
    hav0c, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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    #13
    krish
    Shaktimaan, Oct 28, 2013 IP
  14. hav0c

    hav0c Well-Known Member

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    #14
    If you mean "Krrish", it may be because of your spelling. Our system is usually able to interpret movie names with similar spelling but in this case it was thrown off just a bit. In this case it will be straightened out shortly. Thank you for your discovery.
    hav0c, Oct 28, 2013 IP
  15. Shaktimaan

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    ohhh sorry it was my mistake but still not impressive i thought u need to make some graphical changes to make this functionality more impressive. nice program
    Shaktimaan, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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    #16
    Hi Havoc,

    From an homepage that looks so much like Google I would have expected autocomplete.
    Can you implement it?
    monkeye, Oct 29, 2013 IP
  17. hav0c

    hav0c Well-Known Member

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    #17
    The current homepage will have a slight redesign but it will still keep the simple Google'ish style. Autocomplete is indeed a plan that will be integrated within the next one or two updates (ETA: 1-2 weeks) after other features and stability are controlled.
    hav0c, Oct 29, 2013 IP
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    hav0c Well-Known Member

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    #18
    Constructive criticism is appreciated regardless. There have been some changes. The main concern when it comes to current aspects are if there should be any changes. More features will be added and we would also like to know what the common things are that should be included.
    hav0c, Oct 29, 2013 IP
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    #19
    Needs a nice banner especially on homepage, also movie pages need more margin and there's lots of empty space in middle of the page.
    L7world, Oct 31, 2013 IP