Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Pixel-Perfect Ajax

Two drawing programs written with Ajax that let you paint pixel by pixel:
Pretty impressive!!!

I look forward to having a 2D painting Ajax library that abstracts away browser-related details.

If you know of one, please let me know.

Google Widget Toolkit

I've always dreamed of having an Object-Oriented framework for developing rich web applications without having to worry about Javascript coding differences between different browsers.

Google Widget Toolkit seems like the closest thing there is to my dream.

I got to toy with it a little bit tonight. I ran some of the included samples, and implemented a few examples. I was pretty impressed by its project generation support, seamless integration with Eclipse, and fine-looking widgets.

The next thing to explore is drag and drop functionality. Will keep you posted.

Friday, February 09, 2007