[Omaha.pm] Fishing for GUI ideas...
rob.townley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 12:56:09 PST 2008
On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 8:25 AM, Jay Hannah <jay at jays.net> wrote:
> On Nov 22, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Dan Linder wrote:
>> You might look into AJAX a bit. I would think that you could set it up to
>> get more data for the left or right side when a certain point was reached.
>> Much like Google Maps does -- except yours would only send strings of text,
>> not image blocks.
> Ya. I've spent a lot of time staring at Google Maps style AJAX scrolls.
> In everything I've seen so far the idea works fine for pre-generated static
> images. This output is not static though -- the display expands and
> contracts when you click things. I've never seen an AJAX scroll that works
> on dynamic content.
> So you're right, if I re-invented the Google Maps wheel to use text (err...
> HTML?) instead of images then maybe somehow that could work.
> insufficient to cope with the complex scenarios that could unfold as you
> scroll and show/hide things...
> So I think I need something other than HTML <div> expand/contract tricks. So
> I need what... Java? Some sort of text grid thing that I have no idea how to
> get started writing?
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Jay, does the system need to handle both circular non circular DNA. A
ring could be zoomed in / out.
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