Embedding Visualization into your own page
One of the interesting attributes of creating well defined services is how easy it is to distribute the display code and have it completely separate from the business logic. For the blog mapping software the HTML code below will create a new display widget. The blog displayed on startup in the URL in bold. This example is for Jon Udell's weblog, it does take a little time to load as he has a lot of links but it is fun to be able to naviage all his links in a visual manner.
This is an example of the HTML code for a page to create a blog map <HTML> <HEAD> <title>DreamFactory 6.34 Project: Viewer</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> </HEAD> <BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF" topmargin="0" leftmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"> <object classid="clsid:226906C8-B911-11D5-82A3-0000F81A655B" codebase="http://www.dreamfactory.com/codebase/dfacactx.cab#Version=6,34,0,1" id="dfacinst" border=0 width=100% height=100%> <param name="openfile" value="http://www.mcdowall.com/dfProject/viewer.dfac?root= http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/"> <embed type="application/dreamfactory" pluginspage="http://www.dreamfactory.com/codebase/winplug.exe" width=100% height=100% openfile="http://www.mcdowall.com/dfProject/viewer.dfac"> <embed> </object> </BODY> </HTML>
Anyone can add this code to their blog and provide a new metaphor for navigating their neighbourhood. As I add more features they will be delivered on demand i.e. no need to update software everything is delivered out of the network.