Lately I have been working on a side project meaning to use it as a administration tool of sorts for some up and coming projects I have planned. Basically the interface mimics a computer desktop. You click on application links on the desktop and it opens a window. You can drag it around, resize it, minimize it, etc. You can drag the application links around on the desktop and arrange them however you like.
To be fair, I got the idea from a co-worker of mine, Aaron, who wrote a similar application. On the other hand, I wanted to leverage the power of the jQuery UI so changing a theme would just be a matter of changing which stylesheet to include. I thought it would be an involved process getting everything working but actually it was deceptively easy. It still doesn’t layout correctly in IE… Imagine that.
I don’t know if I will ever actually ever use it in a project but it was pretty fun to play around with. I will probably put it up for download later if anyone is interested in playing around with it.