Many thanks to John Ludwig whose post led me to the NewsMap. Now this is a fantastic example of a great GUI. Not only does it cleverly use size, colour and shades to denote the scale, topic and age of each top story on Google News in a tapestry, but the screen holds its validity as you resize it. According to the file extension, this presentation layer seems to have been built with Macromedia ColdFusion MX and looked great on my MacBook Pro with Safari and Windows Laptop with IE6, no matter how I resized the windows.
It reminds me that I should catch up on where Macromedia is at with ColdFusion. Is this observation part of a concerted client device independence strategy? Is this inherent to ColdFusion or something Marumushi worked hard at?
Marumushi have a whole range of clever visualisations of data to play with.
I WANT THESE IN MY COMPANY'S FACILITIES AND OUR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM.
Tags: technology, web, Internet, useability, GUI, Macromedia, ColdFusion, Marumushi, visualisation, Google, MIS