Self Hosted Lifestream Gallery #11

These are Lifestream sites that I come across. You can view previous galleries here. If you or someone you know has a unique self-hosted Lifestream, be sure to let me know.


Site: Craig & Tammy
Code: Custom


Site: Shimone Samuel
Code: Custom (Sweetcron, Yahoo Pipes, YUI Compressor, MooTools, & Mint)


Site: Yongfook (author of SweetCron)
Code: SweetCron


Site: Tom Beardshaw
Code: SweetCron


Site: Squarespace
Code: Squarespace

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. iamshimone

    Thanks for including my site. Cheers!

  2. Mark Krynsky

    Tyler, thanks. I have updated your listing. Love what you guys are doing over there and I look forward to trying the service soon.

  3. yongfook

    Live.squarespace doesn't really fall under the definition of self-hosted. It uses a tool that is hosted on 3rd party servers, called Squarespace. From their site:

    “Squarespace is a hosted web service. We do not have plans to make a downloadable version, partially because our unique hosting architecture is such a strong point of our service. To put Squarespace on a shared web host would be to ruin it. Squarespace provides many standard methods for exporting your data should you need to move.”

    Just saying.

  4. Mark Krynsky

    While I haven't personally used Squarespace, from what I've gathered they are basically a combination platform / hosting provider. Ultimately you still have the flexibility to customize and create your own distinct looking Lifestream using the service. This has been the distinction I've used for these galleries.

    To further confuse things and blur the lines even more, you really have the ability to use services such as Tumblr & Storytlr to customize a Lifestream design and even map to your own domain while still hosting on their server.

    Basically I use these galleries to highlight unique Lifestreams that can't be generated using services such as FriendFeed,, Iminta, and other “fixed design” services. Hopefully that clarifies things a bit.

    Take a look at Tyler's Lifestream (which I discovered after his comment) on Squarespace and I think it definitely is worthy of the distinction.

  5. yongfook

    Then you're talking about “customised” or “cool-looking” lifestreams –
    not “self-hosted”.

    Not a huge problem, just your title is misleading.

  6. Mark Krynsky

    Agreed. From here on out I shall rename these to “Custom Lifestream Gallery”. So let it be written…so let it be done. 🙂

  7. Craig

    Hey thanks for including my site! Kudos to Yong Fook I first saw a lifestream through a random web-search that landed on his site.

    My sites code is only sudo-custom 🙂
    It is based on drupal with some contributed modules
    Off the top of my head I used:
    Image Cache
    Feed API
    Feed API Mapper
    And probably some others I am forgetting…
    And some custom CSS and basic XHTML

  8. Mark Krynsky

    That's very cool Craig, I didn't see signs of Drupal. I'm also an avid user of Drupal for work. Thanks for the details.

  9. Tom

    Hey thanks for including my site. It's an evolution from Yongfook's Boxy theme for Sweetcron. I packed it up as a theme (Tangled Up in Blue) – it's available for download here:

  10. Tom

    Hey thanks for including my site. It's an evolution from Yongfook's Boxy theme for Sweetcron. I packed it up as a theme (Tangled Up in Blue) – it's available for download here:

  11. Penner Game

    Really nice designs.

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