My Internship at FluidUI
At the start of this Summer I attended the Dublin Web Summit with Ciarán and Carl. It was there that I met the startup company FluidUI, made up of Dave Kearney and Ian Hannigan. Luckily for me, they were looking for someone to take some work to speed up the development of their product. I took up their offer and got a summer internship out of it.
The library allows the user to drag elements around, as well as allowing resizable objects. The droppable trigger event is used to create widgets when dragged from the library and dropped on the Linking to pages through widgets creates a click event, moving to the linked page when clicked, which then shows up in the preview creating the dynamic effect. The second form of linking is a template link which creates a copy of itself as a template to a page it’s linked to.
These pages are currently saved using a JSON string of all the page information stored in local storage. This will reload your project whenever you leave and return to the page. Each widget created is also stored this way. FluidUI runs on Chrome and Safari and on most mobile web browsers. The work I have done with Dave and Ian has been very interesting. They’re doing really awesome and interesting things with HTML5. If you want to know more about FluidUI, visit their website or follow the team on Twitter.