It works in IE but you can’t see the swatch being dragged and it reloads the entire image after changing a color or floor. Do they have a database of images with one for each floor and color combination? Sherwin Williams has a very similar application built using Flex that works much better in my opinion.
Why even post this? The readers of this site are all likely using non-IE browsers. Its an insult and a waste of time.
Comment by Jeremy — October 5, 2006
This is lame use of AJAX. It just showing you a static image based on your selection. AJAX use is minimal. Waste of time.
Comment by Tahir — October 5, 2006
Kind of neat as a “live preview”, but I wonder why there’s any use of XHR or drag and drop – neither are necessary here. If you can click a carpet type and see it right applied right away (you wouldn’t drag carpet to your wall, would you?), why use drag and drop with “targeting” if there’s only one target?
Secondly, shouldn’t there be separate sets of pre-rendered images for the different combinations which should take minimal time to load?
And the final stake through the heart, “IE-only”? It’s 2006! :)