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Weekend project: Book's I've read

It's been months since I wanted to learn databases and create a dynamic website, but it's only this weekend that I acted. In two day I learned how to use MySQL with PHP in websites and created a small project that I call "Books I've read" that stores a list of books I read (obviously).
I am an avid reader and I've been storing the list of books I read (and want to read) in a text document for about a year. Finally, my project moved this list to the cloud and allows me to add, edit and update entries. The app has user authentication, so no one except me can alter my book list.

The design was made in a hurry, but is good enough for my needs. Instead of using normal CSS for styling I've used LESS CSS, a dynamic stylesheet language that extends CSS with dynamic behavior, nested rules, mixins and logical operators. LESS CSS has made styling faster, but unfortunately it relies on Javascript. Without Javascript activated the website breaks. And the website breaks by default in IE versions less than 9.
This was a personal project and I do not intend to allow other people to use the app. There are other, better alternatives for you. However you can still checkout the front page of the app that lists my preferred titles.
In the future I want to implement some basic statistics to my list, like a graph showing a timeline with the ratio of fiction vs. non-fiction books and the amount of books read every 3 months or so.

UPDATE (16.1.2013): I am building a better alternative for tracking read books and books you want to read. Read this blog from time to time to learn when it launches.
UPDATE(2.3.2013): I have published online the newer version of the reading logger I've been working on. It is still under heavy development, but I want to get early feedback. You can find it at


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