My problem is rather uncommon, I use a website every day and lose much time there because the site presents a lot of content I’m not interested in. I would like to build an application that hides the unwanted content. What I’m not sure is what design I need because I never did a web or database project.
I’m the only person who will use the application. There are 10-20 new pages a day, each with 15 items and in the majority I’m not interested, over a timeframe of years there might be many items. For every shown item on the site, I want to have a button ‘Hide this item in the future’.
A design I believe that could work is:
Scrape the content of the site.
Build and present an own site/page using a web server.
Use a database to manage the unwanted items.
The scraping part is done, using Python. For the other parts I want to use flask and SQLite, does this design make sense or might something more simple be possible?
If you are using a database then you could do that without web pages and a server. It is possible however to use a database in a website. I have a web page in a website I use locally (for just me) that uses a database to manage deliveries. It is a very simple application. I intend to create an application to manage bookmarks. That is also simple, except the data is hierarchical. You can do the same thing except I am not sure how easy it would be to do using non-developer tools.
If you want something that works in the browser to notify you when you have already viewed a page then you probably need to use a browser extension. A browser extension can use chrome.storage or something like that.