Friday, January 9, 2015

Slim Progress Bar

Some days ago i was looking for a nice YouTube like slim progress bar animation effect.

The first thing i found was the great NProgress.js.
A nanoscopic progress bar. Featuring realistic trickle animations to convince your users that something is happening!
After some former research i noticed PACE.

This library does much more than the normal libraries. It comes with some default collectors that automatically monitor ajax requests, document state or event lags.

So what can PACE do for you?

Progress Bar in action...

This is also an update to my former post "Splash Screen".

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Image vs BackgroundImage

Hi OpenUI5 Enthusiasts,

Happy New Year 2015!

I am curious about the things comming up next...

During the develoment of an employee representation panel on SAP HANA, i figured out, that the sap.m.Image component currently does not support the use of background-images.

Comming from Sencha Touch, every image used the default mode "background" to put the image src into the style using "background-image: url(src)" while replacing img tag to a regular div tag. Using the explicit image mode (or anything else than background) the image was rendered as a regular image tag.

Trying to do the same thing with sap.m.Image is not as easy as expected, so i decided to write a small blog to demonstrate why there is a need for such an option.

Image vs BackgroundImage