Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

The JavaScript Hyperbolic Browser

Category: Canvas, Examples, JavaScript

Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has created a JavaScript Hyperbolic Browser.

What the frick is a Hyperbolic tree?

A Hyperbolic Tree (HT) is a “focus+context” information visualization technique used to display large amount of inter-related data. This technique was originally developed (and patented) at Xerox PARC.

Check out a real example, using Pearl Jam as a starting point. Click on a band, or click on an empty spot to zoom around.

Hyperbolic Tree

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am

3.4 rating from 29 votes


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link doesnt work. it says: could not connect

Comment by Gordon — October 10, 2007

But I want to connect …

Comment by Dan — October 10, 2007

They’re still having problems connecting to the database. Shame, it looks great.

Comment by Alex — October 10, 2007

Why must everything beautiful die! ;P

Comment by vance Dubberly — October 10, 2007

try click on the edge of the circle a few times, it will break the whole thing.

Comment by Simon Jia — October 10, 2007

now it connects but it doesnt give me a hyperbolic tree, just the names of the band members (of the fantastic band pearl jam) and an urchin tracker error (cuz of my adblocker), which i think shouldnt be the reason why the tree doesnt work. the tree works on the main page tho.

Comment by Gordon — October 10, 2007

I crippled it in a matter of seconds. it’s cool, but useless because it takes too much power to run. unfortunately it would be better if it was flash

Comment by James Murray — October 10, 2007

Sorry guys, but I didn’t know you were that many!!!!! :S
My database went down…

Comment by Nick — October 10, 2007

Gordon, what you were seeing there was the feed for the hyperbolic tree page.
You can see the hyperbolic tree here ( Just click on “hyperbolic browse this”.

Comment by Nick — October 10, 2007

ok. now it works. thanks for the hint, Nick.

Comment by Gordon — October 11, 2007

Nope it still doesn’t work

Comment by Benoit — October 11, 2007

All I get is a perpetual spinner

Comment by Steve Stuart — October 11, 2007

Next article- How to scale a hyperbolic tree application once you post it live.
Kidding- Nice work, looks very cool.

Comment by Matt — October 11, 2007

or… “how to buy some RAM”.

Comment by Nick — October 11, 2007

Post advertisement at . There you can offer your services, find gigs (short term jobs) or long term jobs. It is good place who would like to work remotely. Also there you can promote your website, your services. Between its absolutely free to post and no registration needed.

Comment by Vytas — October 12, 2007

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