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Typo Theme Viewer

Posted in Wed, 21 Jun 2006 22:42:00 GMT

I just put together a dual-purpose Typo Theme Viewer. The first purpose is to allow quick scanning of all the themes at Typo Garden which are currently spread out over 14 pages. The second purpose is to provide an example using the Scriptaculous' Sortable effect. I've been interested in using it along with a fluid layout for a while but haven't had an application. Even here, it's more of a demo than some especially useful functionality but it's nice to see the effect in action on something more than a few random graphics. I'm still thinking about how to make the Web 2.0 functionality more useful.

Typo Themes Viewer

The theme viewer lets you select how many themes you want to view per page so you can adjust it to however many look good in your browser. The pages will change accordingly. You can also see all the themes at once which I find very convenient.

There are some more enhancements I've been thinking about as Scriptaculous (or Dojo) experiments. Let me know what you think of it and what would make it better.

UPDATE: The theme viewer has been upgraded from the screenshot and description here.

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  1. Ajay said 1 day later:

    Hey, thanks for putting this up. I wish I had this when I was going through the typo garden, looking at each theme one by one. The sortable effect is pretty much useless but I understand it’s just a demo.

  2. John Wang said 4 days later:

    I have a few more effective effects in mind but for now it’s just a simple demo. Hopefully it won’t take too long before I can try implementing the new ideas.

  3. Ajay said 5 days later:

    Yeah, one where the snapshot gets larger when you hover over it would be nice.

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