Modernization: HTML5 Designer Tool

Keyhole Software Application Rewrite, JavaScript, Modernization, New Development

A team of Keyhole Consultants has been focused on a rewrite initiative for a client proprietary Designer tool.

This tool enables a non-programmer to create a form-based web application by dragging UI elements onto a page of a form. The form contains pages that have UI elements. Each element has a number of associated properties, interactive at design-time. Each element can have behaviors that impart program logic to the form. The form can have a workflow associated with it. The tool user interacts with those artifacts by dragging and dropping elements, drawing behavior or workflow connections, modifying properties, and then saving the form, as XML, to a server. A web-based player interprets the form XML to serve it to an end-user as a web application.