Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Bitjuice: JavaScript Bitmap API

Category: JavaScript, Library, UI

Our own Michael Mahemoff has been at it again, and this time with a real twist.

Michael has packaged Bitjuice, a Javascript API that lets you draw graphics by creating complex HTML tables that are styled. Yup, not Canvas, not SVG, but HTML tables!

You can take it for a spin with the interactive scratchpad.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:43 am

2.4 rating from 25 votes


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Queue the grumpy bastards with taunts of how “useless” this is…

It’s called “proof of concept,” guys.

Comment by mdm-adph — May 29, 2007

I was about to be a grumpy bastard then! :)
Its good to have this kind of experimenting going on. Its a bit odd using tables for this kind of thing but I can see places where it could be handy. Good work.

Comment by stu — May 29, 2007

Yes, I’d hate to, like, “do experiments” or anything. Before said people get in with performance comments, there’s still some performance optimisation required – remains to be seen how fast it can be pushed.

Comment by Michael Mahemoff — May 29, 2007

For me that’s a really old one.

Look at http://www.walterzorn.com/jsgraphics/jsgraphics_e.htm to see a more interesting library.

Comment by akuehner — May 29, 2007

bitmap has no properties
runCode()bitmapDemo.js (line 26)
onclick()bitmapDemo.js (line 25)
[Break on this error] function runCode() { eval($(‘code’).value+';’); }

Nice one but seriously – who might ever use this?

Comment by .mario — May 30, 2007

Which concept does this prove?

Comment by Mike — May 30, 2007

That people have short memory. Table/div soup was used to “draw” things back in the mid-late 90’s. Although it can be fun to experiment with, this is not news worthy.

Comment by gerard — June 4, 2007

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