Embrace the timeline….

On creating rich, flashy and immersive advertising experiences online by Owen van Dijk

Google Finance: Smart Interaction Design and neat integration of Flash and AJAX

with one comment


I’m just posting this as a mental note to myself, saw this popping up on the aggregrators this morning, Google Finance , and noticed the very neat display of the stock chart with smart integration of news using AJAX.

Just check the chart on the Adobe Stock page and drag the slider around and click on the corresponding letter. You will see the news scroll up to the relevant article. You can also drag the edges of the timeframe to have a bigger overview.

The whole implementation is unobtrusive and the Flash movie blends seamless into the whole page which i think is kinda neat. The frontpage chart reminds me a bit of the work by Edward Tufte and his SparkLines essay.

Smart display of Interaction Design.


Written by ohwhen

March 21, 2006 at 9:18 am

Posted in Web/Tech

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Google Finance vs Yahoo Finance

    Yahoo’s Jeremy Zawodny says Google Finance makes him a bit sad… because he was working on the original Yahoo Finance, which has been stagnating for a long time. Now Google Finance comes along with a bunch of features the Yahoo team talked about for…

    Google News Blog

    March 27, 2006 at 5:24 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: