Created: 2011-07-11 02:28
Updated: 2014-01-08 19:21

Story Credits Concept for Storify

The idea behind this concept is to promote the people behind each story as peers.

The effect of seeing how many people participated in a great narrative can add to the already persuasive argument for Storify's approach.

The bullpen (the little widget at the bottom which begins the interaction with the credits screen) fills up with boxes representing the individual sources cited in the story. By building linearly, you get an instant impression of how many sources were used and, after the initial build of unique credits there is a secondary build illustrating how many pieces each of these sources contributed.

Interacting with the Credits

This is a bit of a toy and I just wanted to flesh the concept out enough to show what the impact of a credits screen could be, especially for larger stories with lots of sources or for smaller stories for which several key sources played an outsized role.

For now, you can use the arrow keys (left and right) and cycle through the credits. It's a carousel, so feel free to run off the end of the list.

Building and Running


  • Node.js (built on v0.5.1-pre, should run on v0.5.0)
  • Express (2.4.2)
  • Jade (0.12.4)
  • Coffee-Script (1.1.1)

Use it

Check it out:

%> git clone git://
%> cd story_credits

Start the server:

%> coffee

or (if you prefer):

%> node server.js

Then point your browser at:

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