Tag Archives: JQuery

Upload and Play Media Files in Drupal with CCK, Filefield and jQuery Media

Sean Effel  from Drupal Therapy has an excellent screencast on how to utilize the CCK, Filefield and jQuery Media modules to upload and play inline media files attached to a node.

List of Drupal Modules Used:

  1. Content Construction Kit (CCK)
  2. FileField
  3. JQuery Media

More to discuss at the original post.

Command Prompt for Your Website

Right when you thought that command prompts were a thing of the past for normal computer users, here comes PodiPodi that adds another dimension to user interactivity on websites; through command-prompt-esque interaction on websites!

Here’s the official description from the site:

PodiPodi is an experimental project in Interaction Design born with the aim to give web designers a way to enhance their websites with two new levels of interaction:

  1. an additional fast and easy to use user interface for your visitors, inspired by Enso from Humanized Inc.
  2. a bunch of new useful services for your website

All you have to do is Press Shift+Space on a PodiPodi-enabled website!


And lo and behold, a command-prompt-esque interface will pop up (dark gray with a blinking cursor) on the top portion of the visible website area:


Now go on and type commands to interact with the site. Type help and you will get a list of the supported commands:


PodiPodi is all JQuery based. So it will fit into any site.

It’s an interesting concept. Although, initially, I couldn’t see any point in providing such type of interactivity on a website, unless nostalgic is what they want the visitors to feel. But looking at it from another angle, websites are not really keyboard-enabled.

Unless we are filling out a web form or have no problem in tabbing our way through, mouse is generally the only way that we interact with websites.

But the concept of PodiPodi will provide keyboard-enabled navigation of websites.

Now that’s cool! I am sure that more such interaction concepts are going to pop up soon.

Go PodiPodi.