Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ubuntu Tour

I'm running a slightly old version of ubuntu .. trying to hold moving to the new UI. I wanted to have a peek at the current state.

Opened the Ubuntu Tour and expected to see a few screenshots. But ..

The tour is actually a working Ubuntu desktop built as an HTML page! Amazing. The dash works, the start bar works with date, volume etc and other basic controls. Some applications are just images which you can drag around. Thunderbird is more complex with demo emails. Firefox is the best because you can open other webpages.. recursive browsing.

When drafting this blog, noticed that the layout reconfigures when the width of the page changes.

HTML layouts have come a long way.

Know what libraries are used for this?