Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
The world cup starts this week, so now is the time to get your predictions in! Fo.reca.st is an Ajax app tracking predictions for the upcoming tournament. There’s some nice use of Ajax here, and fortunately creator Alexander Kozle has produced a walkthrough of its features.
- There’s a custom CSS stylesheet defined for each team, so fans will have
the interface presented in their favourite colours.
- The main page of predictions is a high-level view. When editing
predictions, there’s a popup from the full page, showing additional details
such as venues.
- Using Yahoo’s Connection Manager, saving is performed with standard Ajax
remoting. The message format is JSON.
- There’s a sweet adaption of the ol’ Tag Cloud, to produce a kind of Football
Field Cloud. Teams that win more games get bigger fonts.
* I’m loving football
* I wish my favourite team success at World Cup 2006
* I know football much better than ALL my friends and colleagues
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:46 pm