In case you missed the big news, the Apocalypse was supposed to drop by this last weekend. Since it seems everyone missed it, I guess we need a map now to find it. That reverend-liar-bastard surely disappeared to continue his quest to find it and show it to the world… so I can be sure about one thing: he’s using a map. Hahaha… but it’s not funny, considering that the idiot received donations estimated to be around (in fact AT LEAST) $70 million!!! Well, let’s leave this shit aside and move to the maps, the only part of the story above that makes any sense, as well as Leaflet, today’s maps-related topic, shall we?
Freely available and very easy to use, Leaflet is both extensible and modular, offering support for quite a few features, including drag panning, animated zoom, double-click- and scroll wheel-powered zoom, image overlays, even hardware acceleration on iOS, smart polyline/polygon rendering and many others. A detailed list of features can be found right here, while the examples are waiting for you on this page.
At last, I think I should add a few words about browsers support, because this part looks awesome: Firefox 3.6+, Chrome, Safari 5+, Opera 11.11+ and IE 7–9 on desktops, while mobile platforms running Safari for iOS 3/4+ and WebKit for Android 2.2+ browsers shouldn’t have any problems with Leaflet, either. That’s all for today, folks! 😉