I’m developing and designing openKE now for about 4 month. It have been sometimes quite a challenging project cause I never developed such a big application on my own. I don’t know how many lines of codes the app now have, but I guess about 20000. It’s now time for me to review the project, learn from the mistakes I’ve made (not many 😉 ) and now put all my energy in launching the service and try to make it that successful, as I hope that it may be.
Looking back on the different designs of the openKE user interface:
I created a little app to display a tool window on any website you want. The small widget is based on the great prototype window class by Sébastien Gruhier. I just made it work within a website with a little dirty iframe hack. You can see my work in action here. The very cool thing about this widget is, that it stays on top when your are navigation through a specific site.
This is just a proof of concept release. I will implement soon some improvments, flexibility in the code – maybe port it do java/jsp – and add some demo application that can be used with this widget. I will provide a download soon, so please don’t copy the stuff (source code is mostly viewable) right now.
PHP, eine schon seit Jahren populäre Web-Technologie, wird hier mit AJAX gemischt und man erhält einen Cocktail, der einer zeitgemäßen Web Anwendungen gerecht wird. Das Buch liefert eine breite Grundlage und gute Beispiele, die hervorragend demonstrieren, was mit den beiden Techniken in Kombination machbar ist.
Yeah, something changed here: I spent this day whit optimizing the design of this page. I still do not like the top part, especially the header image, so there will be even more changes in the next few days.
So whats going on? – Not much. I spent the last 2 weeks on redesigning some of my projects and some bug fixing on openKE. There will be soon much more rumors about this project of mine cause I will start to make some good voice for it and promote on several pages. There are still some features to implement and some security issiues to fix but i think of a launch very soon cause of possible competitors, although it still think it’s a unique idea!
Some new topics I am thinking on: mobile podcasting and mobile social networking. I’m planning to use some modules of the openKE application to build other community based plattform out of it. Some of my thoughts and future trends can be found here.