Monday, May 7th, 2007

Tripbase: Travel 2.0 Site

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Tripbase is a new single page application built using Dojo.

It gives you recommendations based on settings that you configure via sliders and text.

The various components are nicely wrapped as Dojo widgets. A view-source | grep dojo.require will show you goodies like:


  1. dojo.require("dojo.widget.Slider");
  2. dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.GeneratorResultsHolder");
  3. dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.GeneratorResult");
  4. dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.IframeDialog");
  5. dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.SlideShow2");        
  6. dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.tripbase");         
  7. dojo.require("dojo.widget.DropdownDatePicker");


Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:09 am

4.2 rating from 42 votes


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The sliders do not work in Opera :-(

Comment by Martin — May 7, 2007

doesn’t work in firefox too. tsk tsk tsk…

Comment by Shaun — May 7, 2007

in my opinion, this can be done easily using YUI, with better results… AND it’ll work in firefox. AND opera.

Comment by Shaun — May 7, 2007

Cool site, worked fine in firefox for me.

Comment by Jason — May 7, 2007

Anyone else get an “java.lang.OutOfMemoryError” error-page?

Comment by zeddave — May 7, 2007

FF 2 and IE were fine. Nice idea.

Comment by amackay11 — May 7, 2007

FF2 work for me. I like the idea but it little slow for me.

Comment by RStankov — May 7, 2007

I liked it. I was actually surprised when a little focus outline showed up around the slider, and it responded to my arrow keys. When I started tabbing around the application it turned out to be mostly keyboard accessible.

Using FF2, some keyboard access areas that could be improved:

– For some reason the filters under the plus signs on the left cannot be reached

– The modal type of dialog with the destination details does not restrict focus to itself… I can just tab out of it, and I can’t close it (Escape key perhaps, or a little close button?)

– The popups with extra information about “things to do” do not open when their link is focused

– For some reason responsiveness is sometimes very low

– There are some twilight zones where it is completely unclear what happened to the focus, it just seems to have disappeared

So nice but no price yet :) With a little more work all the current features could be made keyboard accessible, and it would be a nice showcase.

Comment by Michael van Ouwerkerk — May 8, 2007

Nice service. I think there is a lot of useful things that are possible to implement using the sliders idea.

Comment by Nick — May 8, 2007

By the way, it works in my FF2

Comment by Nick — May 8, 2007

Nice javascript loader, that’s quite a very useful function!!
But i’ve seen a smiliar possibility to load and execute/insert javascript and css code dynamically. It was the TwoBirds Framework, here:

Greetz from Germany,
der Jörchen

Comment by der Jörchen — May 8, 2007

I’d like to recommend as the best flight planner I’ve found. It specialises in finding the cheapest fare amongs lots of airlines.

Comment by Arni Hermann Reynisson — May 15, 2007

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