Today we’d like to share a little 3D experiment with you. The idea is to show a mall map with all its floors in perspective. Additionally, we have a search in a sidebar that allows to filter mall spaces. Once a floor is selected, we show some pins as indicators for the different stores/spaces. When clicking on a pin, we show some more details of that space. We’ve mostly used CSS trickery for this, applying transitions that will rotate and move the levels by adding or removing classes. The levels are represented by inline SVGs.
The responsiveness of this concept is powered by the viewport unit vmin which allows us to use the smallest viewport side for sizing our elements.
This concept can be applied to any kind of floor map actually; any building that has several floors and spaces could be an interesting use case for this.
For the filtering and ordering of the spaces list in the sidebar we are using List.js, a great library for adding search, sort, filters and flexibility to tables, lists and various HTML elements.
The following is the initial view of the mall:
When clicking on a level or when clicking on a space in the sidebar, the respective level opens and the pins show:
Clicking on a pin will open the details for that space:
We hope you enjoy this little experiment and find it inspiring!