Remember early last year I talked about using XUL to create an application-like interfaces for a Domino web view?
Ultimately this was all just a bit of fun. Being Firefox-only kind of made it unrealistic to ever expect to use it in the real world. Hence I never got any further than that demo and posting links to what some of you guys did.
Since then I've not really thought about trying to create client-like interfaces on the web. Until last week that is, when I saw Jack Slocum's latest YUI addon - BorderLayout. For examples see his entry called Exploring Cross-browser Web 2.0 Layouts with Yahoo! UI.
The example which caught my eye was this one. How cool does that look!? And it's cross-browser too!
If you're anything like me then seeing this demo gets you thinking as to how you can port existing applications over to using this layout method. Well, I've started work on a simple example of Jack's code working in a Domino database — navigator, View, Preview Pane, document properties etc. It's not quite there yet, but, once it is, I'll post it here for download.