Current status: The stable build, affectionately known as “Blob the Builder”, is deployed to informatics lab externally accessible demo site accessible via: bit.ly/iiublob. Future development plans include a version of Photon Admin which can save and serve article blobs by connecting via AJAX to through a branch off the Phoserver Node.JS RESTful server platform.
Installation and Operation instructions: Download the latest release of Blob the Builder in a zip, unpack the zip, and ten open the webpage via a web browser (note, this does not have to be deployed to a web-server). Copy a link from a desired MMWR article, click “Load article” and the blue box information should populate. Then, fill out some tags (multi-word tags can be surrounded by quotes), and click “Generate Blob”. Then, if you have access to toolsadmin.cdc.gov, you can access the photon-feed and post the blob to a new feed item.
Code for “blob the builder is availble from GitHub.
Included screenshots: Sample “blob” and a screenshot of “Blob the Builder”