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February 2010 Archive

Stick Figures! 27 February 2010

Ubuntu’s weird and adding a bar on top of all my screenshots

I like stick figures, and browsing YouTube, I found some things on Pivot and Pencil (really awesome free desktop animation apps), and that made me think, Stick figures are awesome. So I’m going to add some better Stick Figure features into Ajax Animator and possibly upstream to VectorEditor eventually.

Moving an element to a new window 06 February 2010

Web interfaces right now are either multi-window by design (and only multi-windowed), which aren’t that common and are pretty annoying some times. Most of the time, it’s single windowed, and all the document elements are constrained to a single web page. The problem with this, is that it’s a lot less flexible, I can’t have, for instance, for the ajax animator, I wouldn’t be able to have the tools on the very left side, the timeline on the bottom, a web browser pointing at my RSS in between and the canvas on my second monitor (Not really a functional arrangement, but multiple monitors is a biggie). Even cooler, would be to have it all synchronized using Comet or WebSocket and having part of the interface on a separate device. For devices with smaller displays, like netbooks, I would imagine having a web application to seamlessly move the tools and preference panes to a, for instance, iPhone screen, would be awesome. is a tiny prototype where a new window can be created, and an element, along with event handlers (though only for a root node) gets moved into the new window with a reference to the first window.