Friday, July 31st, 2009

WPS: PostScript and PDF interpreter for HTML 5 canvas

Category: Canvas, Showcase

It would be a pretty cool hack to implement a PostScript/PDF interpreter in JavaScript wouldn’t it? That is exactly what has been done with WPS. The code takes PS and really groks it so: < View plain text > javascript /n 10 def /w 25 def   0 0 n w mul dup .gbox   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:09 am

4.3 rating from 39 votes

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Sitemaps 2.0 with SlickMap CSS

Category: Showcase

Remember the era of the sitemap? Matt Everson has rev’d it up again with SlickMap CSS a nice visualization that runs on top of a simple set of ul lists. To check out the magic, just peak in the CSS and see fun uses of new CSS: < View plain text > css -moz-border-radius: 5px; Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:28 am

3.9 rating from 39 votes

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

3D CSS Effects with Safari on Snow Leopard

Category: CSS, Showcase, WebKit

The iPhone has had these wicked cool 3D transforms hardware accelerated for awhile. We haven’t seem them in desktop Safari though, until now. Charles Ying shows us Snow Stack: Oh, was there some Microsoft plugin launched last week? We don’t need no stinkin’ plugin! Charles tells us more: Larger images load in after 2 seconds Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:43 pm

4.3 rating from 45 votes

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Augmented Reality is just hot, and the Web can do it

Category: Showcase

Michael Zoellner has developed an augmented reality twitter mashup that is very cool indeed. AR is great stuff, and the Web platform is a great way to mash it up. Hopefully Apple will take the petition seriously: The whole application is developed in Webkit (UIWebView / Safari Mobile). A native Cocoa wrapper delegates location, compass Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:12 am

3.8 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Finally, a useful blink tag! Detecting your user blinking

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Dave Burke just gave an awesome demo at GDD Beijing. Fire up Firefox 3.5beta (for now) and head over here and watch the human blink detection in action! Here Dave tells us more about his awesome hack: Inspired by a demo by Paul Rouget, I’ve created an image processing demo that detects eye blinks in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:59 am

4.3 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

CSS Video Effects

Category: Showcase, Video, WebKit

Charles Ying has been playing with some new cool features that just made it to WebKit Nightly, specifically CSS effects with HTML5 video. With some cool CSS such as below, Charles gets the nice effect of reflection live on HTML5 video (which is playing a .mov that you select) < View plain text > css Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 pm

3.4 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 beautiful new Cappuccino app

Category: Cappuccino, Showcase

I am sitting in the JavaOne keynote watching the event in real-time through the new application, It aggregates tweets, links, photos and videos all in one nice interface. You will notice that the UI has an iTunes-like feel with the bottom timeline, and it looks great. I am starting to wonder if you have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am

3.5 rating from 41 votes

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Locking onto beat; More visualizations of music

Category: Canvas, Showcase

“darkimmortal” has created another really nice visualization of music that uses Canvas and SoundManager2 to do its work. Do yourself a favour, and hit play to see the funk The example uses two canvases, one to do the logic wave work, and then it is copied into the main canvas that you see ctxR.drawImage( ctxL.canvas, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:31 am

2.5 rating from 41 votes

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Crap I missed it, doesn’t miss your file upload!

Category: Showcase, UI

The Crap I missed it! crew took on the task of dealing with importing your iTunes XML file, and wanting to give you responsive feedback on the items as they come in. The usual tactic would be to suck in the entire file, and then process it. Michael Baldwin did more, and here he tells Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:12 am

4.2 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Twiggler, a sample app for the LM Framework

Category: Showcase

David Semeria has been working on LM, another Ajax framework, for a number of years and has just announced it. The first demo app is a highly customizable Twitter client, Twiggler, that runs in the browser. Unfortunately nothing is public on the framework so we can’t see how it actually works. It looks kinda like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:24 am

2.2 rating from 29 votes

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Blackberry Storm using Raphael (SVG/VML) and SoundManager

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Showcase, SVG

Brad Neuberg pointed me to a Blackberry Storm site that uses Raphael, jQuery, and SoundManager to offer an SVG / VML (for IE) experience. < View plain text > HTML <script src=""></script> <script src="/js/soundmanager2-nodebug-jsmin.js"></script> <script src="/js/raphael-min.js"></script> <script src="/js/trig-min.js"></script>

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:48 am

3 rating from 30 votes

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Sarien: Multiplayer Game Engine goes Open Source

Category: Games, Showcase

Ben loves to talk about old games such as Dark Castle. I personally love remembering old Sinclair ZX Spectrum games but also fondly remember Leisure Suit Larry. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could play classic old games such as these easily online? Martin Kool thought so, and wanted to create an open source adventure Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:54 am

4.4 rating from 45 votes

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Stocker showcases Dojo

Category: Dojo, Showcase

SitePen has created Stocker “which demonstrates some of the more advanced capabilities of Dojo, including the newly released DataChart, the DataGrid, Data Store, Comet, Persevere, and BorderContainer. SitePen is also offering a one-day workshop where you will learn how to create Stocker yourself, but I’m here to give you a sneak peak of what Stocker Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

3.8 rating from 66 votes

Monday, March 30th, 2009

PaperCube: Killer Way to Explore Academia

Category: Showcase

Just last week a few of us were discussing the riches that await discovery in the various computer science research paper archives and today Peter Bergström wrote in to tell us that he’s finished work on his PaperCube research paper search engine (which we mentioned when it was incomplete some time ago). Bsaed on SproutCore, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:00 am

4 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

JuicyDrop: More fun with music visualizations

Category: Canvas, JavaScript, Showcase

Jacob Seidelin is at it again, with another music visualization using canvas and more: A couple of weeks ago I played around with music visualization using JavaScript/canvas and SoundManager2. Well, I couldn’t leave it at that and as I mentioned in the comments, I had an eye on the MilkDrop plugin for Winamp. The result Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:17 am

4.6 rating from 36 votes

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Project Dragonfly: Floor planning from AutoDesk

Category: Showcase

Project Dragonfly is the latest experiment from the Autodesk Labs group. It enables to visually floor plan in both 2d and 3d space: A few of the folks who brought you Project Draw and Autodesk Seek, teamed with some fairly new members of the Autodesk family, have cooked up something new for the home project Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:21 am

4 rating from 42 votes