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How to design a www.pageflakes.com like webpage

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Dear Experts,

I need a road map on how to design a www.pageflakes.com like website. The part I am interested in is all the moveable parts / personalisation aspect.

Any ideas? Thanks :)
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Hi sqlnoob,

That effect is done with AJAX.  Check out MooTools (among others) to see how the script libraries allow you to move containers around the screen.
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Hi Jason,

Can you give an example? :)
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Jason C. Levine earned 1500 total points
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Well, it's not like you're asking for anything complex :)

Pages like that are the result of a lot of called script libraries and other coding.  It's not like I can just copy/paste a snippet here and you can take it and run with it.  If you are new to AJAX effects, you have a pretty steep learning curve in front of you.

Here are the relevant links from some of the more popular AJAX libraries:

http://wiki.github.com/madrobby/scriptaculous/draggable

http://demos111.mootools.net/DragDrop
http://demos111.mootools.net/Drag.Absolutely

I would start with the scriptaculous link first...
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