Week 8 – Realtime Assignment Proposal

My webpage will show the New York Times Best Sellers list (updated weekly)

Link to data source documentation: http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/best_sellers_api/

The Best Sellers website at http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html approaches their data by…

  1. genre – includes young adult and dining but also classifies based on hardback/paperback… so you have paperback non-fiction and hardcover graphic books
  2. book details – title, author, publisher, synopsis sentence, no. of weeks on list (purely information, no bookcovers or links)

Inspiration image: ‘The Printed Book’ by Experimental Jetset

And others:




Initial proposal:

realtime_proposal_1 – bookshelf, archival, Helvetica

Week – shown at bottom-right, scroll horizontally to see past/future weeks

Genre – choose from menu at bottom-centre

Ranking (1-15) – left to right, diminishing yellow highlight

Number of weeks spent on the list – font size (1 week at 18pt, 20 weeks at 72pt)

Info – displayed when mouse hovers over a book