What is Raster?
This library is intended for making corporate intranet applications with interfaces requiring dynamic UI controls that can display dense amounts of data records such as front-ends for database administration, report queries, product and server configuration web consoles, etc.
The UI controls in raster are not optimal for developing interfaces aimed at mobile phones and tablets, but rather meant for use in desktop computer web browsers applications.
Which browsers Raster supports?
Pretty much any modern web browser. Raster has been tested in:
Safari 5.0+ (Windows)
Embedded-Mozilla for SWT3.6/XULRunner 1.9
Internet Explorer *6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and Edge (Standards mode) Note: In IE6, Raster make use of css expressions. IE6 is functional, but slow.
Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 (Quirks mode) Note: Raster works in IE quirks-mode, but due to the use of CSS expressions, it will be slower that using IE in standards mode.
What UI controls Raster implements?
- Graphics Panel (Canvas/VML proxy)
- List (basic, grid, table, and thumbnail images)
The best way to get started is by downloading the project as a ZIP archive, extract it to a temp folder, and opening the *.html files on the /examples folder using a browser. These files show how the basic UI controls are used; after that you can use the Online Reference to find out more details on any given method and its parameters.
Raster is no longer under active development. If you find it useful, by all means, use it.