Real-Time Multi-User Editing

I finally had the chance to get to Multi-User editing yesterday, and it’s nearly completed. It’s looking very sharp. You can watch people make changes to the same shrub as you, in real-time – the result is rather exciting.
I’m in the process of setting up shrub themeing, and once I’m completed with that, creating some […]

Comment · Posted: July 12th, 2005

Google Maps API

Using the new Google Maps API, I’ve started to add useful maps to the pages of ideaShrub.

Comment · Posted: June 29th, 2005

Web 2.0 Conference

This year’s Web 2.0 Conference sounds exciting. There are (potentially) many more applications to announce over last year. According to the announcement over at John Battelle’s Searchblog.
To that end, we’re adding few new elements to the event. Last year the “High Order Bit” was a hit – we had a dozen or so great presentations, […]

Comment · Posted: June 25th, 2005

Working Offline

I just finished adding a new feature to the site, which is kind of fun. In a nutshell, you can now edit a shrub completely offline and it will be magically re-synchronized for you when you find an Internet connection again. It’s a pretty exciting development and wonderfully handy. Let’s say you’re at a conference, […]

Comment · Posted: June 16th, 2005

ideaShrub Screencast

I just finished up a mini-tour of ideaShrub that I think everyone will find of interest. The tour comes in the form of a mini-screencast for everyone to watch. This is my first attempt at making a screencast and I think it went fairly well (save for the lack of voice over and mouse cursor, […]

Comment · Posted: June 14th, 2005

Two-Week Update

I think now is a good time to re-cap the last two weeks: We’ve made some significant progress, considering that we only started the Monday before last. We’ve managed to finish a large portion of the community aspect of the site, including some of the staples: Sign-Up, Profiles, Contacts, and Communities are all pretty much […]

Comment · Posted: May 29th, 2005


Josh pulled together a very nice logo today:

It’s still undecided as to if this is the final piece, or not. We also have a couple other iterations for different pages of the site. We’ve all agreed that the colors look good, so there’s that, at least. The relative positioning is still up in the air, […]

Comment · Posted: May 18th, 2005

Work Has Begun!

The Release Schedule

Originally uploaded by John Resig.

Development has officially begun on ideaShrub. Much of the morning was spent figuring out the use cases, actions, and our desired release schedule. Our first deadline is set for Thursday at noon, so we’re definitely keeping things under a […]

Comment · Posted: May 16th, 2005

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