It would be nice for the Open Web community to have a place to see demonstrations of the great showcases and technology usage that is out there in the wild.
The goal of the Open Web Demos site is to have a neutral ground to showcase Open Web technology.
It shares some of the ideas of Chrome Experiments (e.g. the showcase itself) but differs in a few key areas:
- The directory should be open for others to crowd source
- Need to work out the policing model of course
- The focus isn't one browser, but rather all of the leading edge work
- It is OK to have entries in the showcase that tell you which browsers are supported and work of course
- The "DEMO" aspect of the demos is that users can riff of of the code. The goal here is that a developer can "fork" a project, inline change the code (using say, Bespin) and save that for others to play with and riff off of.
- A la Algorithm Ink
- NOTE: licensing issues, and this can be version 2 :)
- Tagging: Folks can tag demos for cross pollination
- allow voting and such too?
- Learning: We want to go into more detail on some of the demos and "feature" them by interviewing the code authors and doing code walk-throughs. The goal is that a developer can take a look at the demo and then learn how THEY can do it
What is needed?
- Default ("hot"): Display demos with optional admin selected demos first, followed by demos in order of user-voted hotness. Admin featured demos are not marked separately.
- Another tab for "new", in order of newest submitted to oldest.
- Search box down the side. Search by free text, or by selecting one of more technology tags.
- Sort by - user selected sort
- Give feedback (standard feedback form)
- Submit a demo
- Click through from main gallery to see one demo
- Thumbnail of demo, click through to actual demo or via "Launch Demo" button
- Badges show which browsers demo works with
- Voting: users can click "Cool!" or "Meh", which gives a hotness score for ranking on the main page
- Author information
- Demo video/screencast of demo in action (if you don't have a modern browser, on a slow connection, on a slow machine) [optional]
- Developer interview or screencast video [optional]
- Text description of how it works or link to off site article
- User registration may not be required to upload, but we should get people's email addresses at a minimum
- Possible OpenID
- Possible Wordpress integration
- Users can upload thumbnail (/screencast?), admin has option to override/replace
- Users upload code in a specified format (what format? zip file)
- Moderate (approve/deny/edit) submissions
- Select/deselect featured demos
- Upload screencasts of demos and screencasts of developer interviews
- General db admin
- Malware scanning of uploaded material: manual for now, automate in a later version
What data do we need to collect?
- Short description
- Long description
- Video(s) of it at work