The awesome power of Prototype and Scriptaculous

For the first time in ages, I’ve got a bit of time to play with some of the new technical toys out there on the internet. And today, I finally ventured into the world of Prototype and Scriptaculous. This stuff really is blow-you-away fantastic. Interactive effects like we never would have dreamt of, back in the old days, and shockingly simple to implement if you know what you’re doing.

I’ve used it to make an important improvement to the MP Map I produced earlier in the week. People complained that they missed the region selection buttons. Well, there’s no missing them now. 🙂 They now sit in a window which hovers over the main map. If you want to move them from their starting position, just click and drag. If you don’t want the menu taking up any of your valuable monitor space, just close it up.

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