Another SVG/jQuery medly, Experiment 20090529 plays witht he SVG canvas, a circle, animation, and finishes with a little DOM manipulation, proving that I can add SVG animation to the background of virtually anything. This opens up some interesting possibilities. For example, I always wondered how one could construct an interface like a database modeller, or one similar to what you see in tinderbox. Sure, it’s easy to use the jQuery UI to make nice boxes that can be filled with all kinds of good things, but what about the smooth, curvy lines that connect node to node?
With some imagination, planning, and an engine that keeps track of the position, height, and width of floating DOM nodes, I think it would be within our reach to add that polish that is typical in desktop apps.