Draggable Facet Browser for jQuery
5th December 2013
This package contains the jQuery facet browser plugin and a server-side script in PHP for resolving the facets.
A facet browser is a browser similar to the
Artist > Album
type of browser you might see in iTunes. This one has a difference
in that you can choose in what order the facets are browsed
using drag and drop client-side.
This codebase contains the jQuery widget for the draggable browser which generates GET calls to an API, as well as an implementation of that API using PHP. You are welcome to use your own implementation.
For information about the code, how to use it and see it in action, go to: http://david.dupplaw.me.uk/developer/jquery-facets/
TO GET THE DEMO GOING:
The demo uses an sqlite database which is not included in this package simply for size efficiency. Download the SQLite database from here: http://david.dupplaw.me.uk/files/CarInfo.sqlite
Put this file into the same directory as you've extracted this package to. It's a 1.8Mb download.
Next you need to include a couple of dependencies for the PHP part. The dependencies are managed using composer, so download and run composer:
# Install Composer curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php # Run Composer php composer.phar install
If you unpacked to a web-directory, you're done. Just go to index.html. Otherwise, you can use PHP5's built-in web-server to see the demo:
php -S localhost:8000
Then browse to http://localhost:8000
For information about the code and how to use it, see: http://david.dupplaw.me.uk/developer/jquery-facets/