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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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