The HTML5 PivotViewer is an open source cross browser, cross platform version of the Silverlight PivotViewer control produced by Microsoft. The project is hosted at http://lobsterpothtml5pv.codeplex.com
PivotViewer is a data visualisation tool that quickly allows users to see data as a collection of Trading Cards or Tiles. It allows users to see their data, filter it, sort it and identify relationships. It's best described as a data exploration tool.
The combination of Trading Cards and metadata is commonly referred to as a Collection which is defined in an XML format called CXML.
We would like to be able to alter the way the control works and:
a) Define collections using Backbone.js and not CXML.
b) Display Trading Cards as HTML/CSS instead of deepzoom images. The trading cards must be zoomable and styled easily using CSS.