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This is pretty cool: Panic Software, makers of fine mac apps, have opened up a little store called PanicGoods. It sports a very nifty drag’n’drop interface.

You can drag items to the shopping cart which is permanently situated at the bottom of the screen. Even cooler, you can drag items right back out again and watch them disappear in a dock-like puff of smoke.

But, and this is a big but, it doesn’t work at all if JavaScript isn’t enabled. This is a shame. With a little bit more work, a fall-back bit of server-side action could fix this shortcoming. Sure, it would require page refreshes (sullying the seamless nature of the shopping experience) but at least you’d still be able to buy stuff.

Still, there are some great ideas at work here. I’d like to see some of these ideas integrated with the more traditional shopping cart model to form a nifty JavaScript front-end that degrades gracefully.

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Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote Lone Star

I’m back in Brighton.

18 years ago I wrote More tinkering with themes

In a previous entry, I was lamenting the fact that each of my themes relies on two different stylesheets which effectively rules out using an on-the-fly style switcher.

18 years ago I wrote StartupSounds

I love my Mac but I don’t think I’m quite ready to compose an entire opus about it.

18 years ago I wrote -={ PaPeR bOaTs }=-

The newest story over at is not only very well written, it has some great photos of Brighton’s wonderful west pier.

18 years ago I wrote Tinkering with the themes

Hopefully, you won’t notice anything different but I’ve been tinkering with the stylesheets for the various themes for the site.