AJAX, the new almighty web 2.0 buzzword, time to figure out what it’s all about. I’m checking it out for myself and I like a lot of what I see so far. Certain things seem to be easier to create in Flash, but if you stick to the prototype framework and use effects libraries like moo.fx and script.aculo.us you can really create some powerful GUIs without too much pain. It can produce some really light-weight files and integrates well with other web technologies. Here are my semester projects.
Assign. 1 – Make an eyeball grow!
ClipMix – Draggable bits of video that can be mixed & matched into different non-rectangular video forms. It seems to work the most reliably in Safari, a little clunky.
HomeMap – Took quick look at the Google Maps API and it’s pretty sweet. I whipped this up in a few minutes just to get a super quick overview of what is possible with Google Maps, I hope to dig deeper soon…
MagicHand – My first experiment with the canvas tag; my floating hand is based on an oscillating cos & sin wave. It’s really amazing what is possible with this, basically anything you can do with flash is possible with canvas.
AJAX <> Processing GUI
Beta version 1
Final Project – Street Art Spotter