Archive for the ‘JavaScript’ Category


Another Funky Side Project

November 10, 2009

Here at Seadragon we are all about pimping cool zooming technology and developments.  From time to time however, we like to release fun little one-offs into the wild and see what response we get.  In the same spirit as our first “Funky Side Project”, Infinite Canvas, I submit for your consideration Snapdragon.


Initially showing a handful of the most recent, popular Flickr tags, we take the opportunity to pull random words from for you to explore as well.  Click on words to see photos tagged as such and click on photos to see their tags.  You can also hit the auto play button and let serendipity take you where it may.

Snapdragon is written entirely in JavaScript (similar to Infinite Canvas and Seadragon Ajax), moving and resizing HTML images and text to give the impression of zooming.

UPDATE: has merged with, so we’re now using Wordnik in Snapdragon.

Kevin Hanes


Infinite Canvas is relocating

June 11, 2009

My Infinite Canvas web app has been running on AppJet, which has been delightful, but they’ve just announced that they are discontinuing hosting on July 1st. I’m looking into where to move it to and how to make it as smooth a transition as possible. I’ll update here once it’s been sorted out.

UPDATE: Looks like I’ve successfully moved it to JGate, which has taken up the AppJet torch. Take a look and see what you think; it should be identical. Once I’m happy with the transfer I’ll turn editing features back on again.

UPDATE 2: The move is complete, and the folks at AppJet have been nice enough to redirect the original URL, so both and now work. I’ve turned editing back on and everything looks good! Let me know if you have any problems.

UPDATE 3: The AppJet link no longer works. Please use instead.