Friday, April 21st, 2006

Fluxiom Launches: Digital asset management

Category: Showcase

Fluxiom the digital asset management web application has been launched.

Fluxiom is created by Thomas Fuchs’ company, and you see the scriptaculous throughout.

It is a very rich web application that blends the world of the web nicely with its richness.

It feels a bit like a 37 Signals application, but in greys instead of whites, and richer where 37 goes for simplicity.

When signing up for the account you feel the europeaness not only via the euros, but by having the date selection as: YYYY MM.

Since the select box didn’t have a label (just blank) I wonder how many americans look confused (until they select and I think they can work out that 2006 is probably a year).

Ajax is everywhere. The assets page is a single application that lets you do a lot of image work from within that one frame. Tabbed structures, sliders, tags, it is all here.


Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:54 am

3.4 rating from 43 votes


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Wish I didn’t have to actually sign up in order to try it out. I’m too lazy to cancel.

Comment by Brian — April 21, 2006

I also didn’t try it because I would have to put in my credit card. Looks good though.

Comment by Jeremy — April 21, 2006

I love this thing. I got to test a beta of it and its awesome. Wollzelle did a great job getting this thing production ready. Its got some really sweet features and its nice and quick and it really feels solid. too bad they dont offer a licenced copy to install on a 3rd party server, some companies just need way more space and bandwidth than they offer. But it looks great for the budding designer or web developer.

Comment by Chris Iufer — April 21, 2006

Nicely executed, but I can’t see the real benefits for those who work alone – a little expensive too, considering the low cost of hosting these days. I think they should eventually be selling this as an add-on to ISP’s. I also think that OS developers are going to be looking at this. And, perhaps they could become a target for Google.

Comment by hejaxmeoff — April 22, 2006

It is pretty nice but I really don’t understand this all ‘ohh ahh’ on this website.

1. It is too expensive.
2. I really don’t understand why do I have to give my credit card number just to test it.
3. This code is effective but INHO a little messy – javascript is mixed with html so I expected something better and more clean.

Comment by marcin — April 22, 2006

I’m European, and when i registered it took me a few seconds to figure out how to select the date. And I’m really smart.

As for the app itself; very nice. It just works. I chose the cheapo €9 plan though, so I didn’t get to see that sexy user administration part :(

Comment by Max Power — April 22, 2006

To be honest I expected more :(

1. Why to hell do I need give my credit card number when I just want to try?

2. It’s too expensive.
3. And about technicals – it’s really pretty – graphics is really clean and nice, but code and functionality… well
– too many popups(!)
– code: javascript is mixed with html… looks pretty messy…

but idea and design is of course really cool and impressive

Comment by marcin — April 23, 2006

We’re currently evaluating DAM solutions for our company and came across , it’s no web 2.0 ajax thingy but looks great for business users. Though i think we’ll stick with our self-made php solution anyway :/

Comment by Dan Hanson — April 24, 2006

Hi tech web development with old school business methods… erf.

Comment by NiKo — April 24, 2006

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