There’s a great new template in the project exchange that you have to check out. It’s called the “Quicksand template”, and it uses a really cool jQuery effect to bring animated sorting and filtering to your web apps. As you can see from the demo, it creates a pretty slick, yet unique interface.
As with all templates in the project exchange, it’s free for m-Power users. So, if you want to build web applications with this template, head on over to this page and download it. For those that want to learn a little more about the Quicksand Template first, here’s a nice description.
What is a template?
If you’re unfamiliar with m-Power templates, let me give you a short explanation. I hesitate to use the word “template”, because m-Power’s templates are nothing like the typical templates you might find in MS Word or Powerpoint. Those templates do nothing more than provide a basic layout, while m-Power’s templates are far more powerful.
m-Power’s templates are essentially pre-built (yet customizable) web applications. They include the application layout, foundation, and advanced features like ajax suggest, sorting, filtering, searching, graphing, and much more. Basically, once you add your data and define a few specs, you’ve created a web application.
Now, that’s just a basic explanation, but it should give you a decent idea of what m-Power’s templates include. If you would like to learn more, feel free to check out this page.