Change in direction

I decided to throw out all the design stuff I had come up with, and just do something I thought was fun. So I’m going to create an 8-bit website… because, why not? I envision a sea of animated email gifs and marquee tags. How wonderful!

CodeIgniter VoteSmart API Library

This is a pretty straight-forward library for CodeIgniter that allows you to access the VoteSmart API.

To get it working, simply drop config/votesmart.php into your config directory, and libraries/votesmart.php into your libraries directory. Load the library in your controller


The call the votesmart query function like this:

$this->votesmart->query('CandidateBio.getBio', Array('candidateId' => 9026));

The first parameter is the API method you’re calling. The second parameter is an array of required variables, if needed. All the available methods can be found here.

You can download the code at GitHub