Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

MyPunchbowl: Plan your superbowl party with Ajax

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

MyPunchbowl has launched just in time for you to plan your superbowl party with it instead of evite.

Matt Douglas and his team have put together a highly interactive and rich party planner, currently focused on the at-home party space.

Not only does MyPunchBowl had the rich editing of a party, but it does all of the mashup goodness that you would expect. Embed a Google Map, find photos on Flickr to embed, etc.

It is also nice and social as a site like this should be, with good comment support.

The site is built on Prototype/Script.aculo.us and more. This will give you an idea:

  1. <script src="/javascripts/prototype.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  2. <script src="/javascripts/effects.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  3. <script src="/javascripts/dragdrop.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  4. <script src="/javascripts/controls.js?1168841639" type="text/javascript"></script>
  5. <script src="/javascripts/scriptaculous.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  6. <script src="/javascripts/scriptaculous_extensions.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  7. <script src="/javascripts/mypunchbowl.js?1168841639" type="text/javascript"></script>
  8. <script src="/javascripts/tooltips.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  9. <script src="/javascripts/CalendarPopup.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  10. <script src="/colourmod/ColourModScript.js?1168841639" type="text/javascript"></script>
  11. <script src="/colourmod/StyleModScript.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  12. <script src="/javascripts/boxover.js?1168841639" type="text/javascript"></script>
  13. <script src="/javascripts/rico.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>
  14. <script src="/javascripts/application.js?1164082447" type="text/javascript"></script>


Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:37 am

3.7 rating from 28 votes


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Fan1: Do you want to have a party for the Super Bowl?

Fan2: Great idea! We just need fourteen script tags and we are good to go!

Comment by Dean Edwards — January 16, 2007

Yet another insanely specialized app that nobody will use/remember to use. Who makes sports party websites?? It’s so much easier to just whip up an email in 3 min.

Comment by Blake Fischer — January 16, 2007

cool site… very easy to use. Nice use of some Ajax libraries that are maturing …(remember how hard it used to be to get things to work on IE6 and FF??)

[Disregard the people that bash, they are a waste of time to listen to.]

Comment by Mark Holton — January 16, 2007

Nice addition to the space. I wonder how it stacks against http://bestpartyever.com

Comment by jstrebel — January 16, 2007

So that’s where brown lives in the color space. This example image has been a very enlightening experience for me.

Comment by henrah — January 16, 2007

By the look of the URLs that are generated it looks like this is a Rails app. If so, they should look at the Asset Packager plugin. It’ll combine and compress all those JS scripts into a single JS file making for a quicker first-load. Also if they configure their web server to send the proper HTTP cache headers and use GZIP compression, much quicker reloads for any further navigation or return visits.

Comment by Dan Kubb — January 16, 2007

Koolvite.com offers a differing alternative to Evite and MyPunchBowl based on the premise that its the invite that matters. We believe that there is an audience that wants their invitations to be richer, distinct and with a personal touch.

We expect to be live by February but below are some sample invitations that demonstrate our concept.




Comment by vandana — January 17, 2007

Great job

Comment by Skischule Bodenmais — November 16, 2007

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