websites designed as pages on larger virtual canvas?
20 May 2010 - 6:46am
3 years ago
Hi I am wondering if people can share examples of websites where the concept is a larger virtual canvas and the browser is currently showing just a portion of the canvas. For example, imagine a canvas with a 3 pages in a row horizontally. Starting on the middle page #2, if you do some interaction you can slide to the left revealing page #1 Page #2 is partially revealed on the far right of the screen. Then you can slide to the middle, now onto page #2 again, and page#1 on the left (virtually) has an outline hinting that it is mostly out of view and ditto for the page #3 off screen to the right. This is not an infinite canvas (with a growing scrollbar), but a virtual canvas (with no scrollbars).
Phew, hard to explain, if anyone has examples could you let me know? I am playing with this idea and with the concept of full drag of the webpage to pan the virtual canvas, but looking for examples especially ajax ones!