Digital First Media – Tout Video Widget

Screenshot of Tout Video Widget

The Tout microblogging platform enables real time publishing of video content and is frequently used by journalists or bloggers. When I was working for Digital First Media, I developed the news site "widget" that displayed the video clips on Digital First Media sites such as the LA Daily News.

The challenge was to dynamically display Tout video content (sports, news, entertainment) on the corresponding sections in nine different news sites using JavaScript and JSON.

I was able to accomplish this by:

  • Using an existing enterprise JavaScript function to query the enterprise API
  • Used an existing enterprise ajax function to load iframe with video content on page section
  • Updated the JavaScript to be enterprise-ready, added new parameters and tested.
  • Configured JSON files.

This widget improved the overall experience on the sites by adding interactive content.