What is it?

DNVR Deskape is a simple JavaScript application that demonstrates a desktop like view for web applications, perhaps one that could be used in a corporation’s intranet.

How do I use it?

It is very similar to the way you would use a desktop. There is a taskbar at the bottom. On the left of the taskbar is a menu for apps you might want to check out. Icons of those same apps are available on the top left of the screen as well.

You could also move directly to an object by clicking/tapping on the object, which will quickly bring it into view and show you details about the object.

The apps can be minimised, maximised, restored and closed. Similar to the way it is on Windows since Windows 7, apps can be maximised by dragging them by the titlebar to the top of the screen or docked on the left or right side of the screen, by dragging the app to the respective edges.

As of now, some apps can have singular instances and some can have multiple instances running at the same time. At this moment, only existing web apps can be used under this platform, but that might change in the future.

You can play with this app and if you can, provide me with feedback on the linked Facebook or Twitter pages on the taskbar. If you like what you see, please consider sharing it on your social media.

How does it work?

DNVR Deskape makes use of the web’s de facto languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It works in every browser capable of handling the standards, mainly HTML5 custom elements, CSS3 and JavaScript 1.85.

This app will eventually allow creation of custom apps that can be used in this environment, whereas right now it only works with existing single page web apps. I hope to release this as an open source project soon.

Unfortunately this means, it cannot run on any version of Internet Explorer. Compel your dinosaur friends to upgrade to embrace the awesomeness.