July 19, 2002
Flashing Amazon - Part III

Of course this HTML implementation of the Amazon.com search kit is much faster than my flash version will ever be, but that's not the idea behind this experiment. I don't expect to design a better amazon, it's more playing with the possibilities.

I'm currently trying to implement some things that you will have difficulties to do in HTML. The whole idea is to have something like a table where all these books, CDs etc are lying around. Now you can make little heaps of stuff that interests you, throw away uninteresting stuff, see the connections, perhaps discover things you were not expecting and have an overall playful experience.

Also I'm trying to implement some interesting ways of sorting - at the moment the canvas is built like a 2 dimensional chart: the x-axis is the price and the y-axis is the average rating. This is still very alpha and everything falls apart as soon as you start dragging the stuff. At least now you can even go and BUY something by doubleclicking on the pictures.

More soon in this theatre...

Posted at July 19, 2002 10:41 PM | Further reading

When I saw the pictures of books start popping up all over, I was like "Wow--I love this!" I'm going to show this to friends.

One thing--I would like a way to quickly clear everything away and start over.

Posted by: Robert Penner on July 22, 2002 10:32 AM

Thanks! Of course a delete option is in the making. Only the weather was too good on the weekend - I couldn't continue the programming...

Posted by: coma2mario on July 22, 2002 10:41 AM

Now deleting everything should be pretty easy: Press "A" and then "DELETE" or "BACKSPACE"

Posted by: coma2mario on July 23, 2002 10:01 PM

Good service

Posted by: Frank Johnson on November 2, 2005 07:22 AM
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