Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Roxer: Simple web page creation and editing

Category: Dojo, RichTextWidget, Showcase

Jeremiah Grossman is known for his amazing Web security talks. Now though, along with Lex Arquette, he has come out with a Dojo powered project (using 1.0.2) Roxer which aims to be the easiest way to make a web page:

Targeted mostly for novices, where with Roxer anyone can build just about any Web page they want using a Web browser (no plug-ins) and without a single line of code. Think Visio, MS Word, or OmniGraffle, but extremely simple and completely on Web-based.

There are a lot of cool features in Roxer, including cross-tab copy/paste, which were extremely difficult to implement. It’s only due to a background in JavaScript hacking were we successful. Other Web 2.0 / Ajax’ish stuff like Drag & Drop, Rich Text Editing, and Edit-in-Place were zip zap after that.

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes


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Pretty nice, and in just 70k of JavaScript code too, impressive. Still some bugs there though – adding new text throws exceptions on FF2 on Windows, and some deprecated functions are used. Still, a nice app.

Comment by Shane — January 22, 2008

Thanks for the comment Shante. We’re kinda in this “Hey it works….mostly!” stage and working really hard to put out fires. All these little buggies should be fixed soon. We also have some nifty new features right around the corner.

Comment by Lex — January 22, 2008

could not get it to work on Mac FF2 or Vista IE7, due to js errors… all objects on page were broken links. Nonetheless the demo looks neat, can’t wait to try it. What browser does it work on currently?

For another spin on instant multimedia web pages, check out my site, http://www.pikiwiki.com/

Comment by eleven99 — January 22, 2008

restarted IE7 and it works great. Congrats, the UI is well done.

Comment by eleven99 — January 22, 2008

Sorry about that eleven99; We had a small technical difficulty about an hour ago that froze up our file server temporarily. Should work fine for you now.

Comment by Lex — January 22, 2008

yeah, it is fine on IE7, and it’s great. Good job again.

Comment by eleven99 — January 22, 2008

@Dion: Could you either link to the video or size it to fit in the content area? I’d like to be able to click the damn fullscreen button.

Comment by Trevor — January 22, 2008

The “tutorial” way to show the demo is a great idea. Roxer really has a lot of potential and great features.I am especially eager to see how people react to the “absolute positioning” of the boxes to create web pages.With a different approach on PageLayer, I relied more on the text flow, float elements and a traditional “central” UI.Anyway, congrats for the good work and keep on.

Comment by xtassin — January 22, 2008

Looks alot like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Re1QJMXLE

Comment by jryan987 — January 25, 2008

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