To demonstrate my flash skills as well as showcase my other work, I’ve made jaketastic.com into a little operating system-ish application.
On the left is the file browser. It can be used to explore all the files and subfolders in the jaketastic.com/browse/ directory. When you click an item in the file browser, it will begin loading in it’s own little feature rich window. You can move this window around, resize, minimize and close it. Tabs appear along the bottom for minimized items.
Because the file browser uses a php service to build the directory listings, content management is a snap. If I want to add an image, flash movie, .flv video, or html to the portfolio, I merely upload it to the browse directory and it instantly appears in the file browser. Furthermore, if I want to add a description to a file, I need only upload a .txt file with the same name to the same directory, and that .txt file will load in the window as well.
Jaketastic.com also allows you to chat with anyone else on the site in real time with the handy chat widget that I’ve made. Just type in a message and press enter and the message appears for everyone to see!