Monday, May 16th, 2005

Showcase: TiddlyWiki, a JavaScript Microcontent Wiki

Category: Showcase

TiddlyWiki is “an experimental MicroContent WikiWikiWeb built by JeremyRuston. It’s written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to run on any modern browser without needing any ServerSide logic. It allows anyone to create personal SelfContained hypertext documents that can be posted to any web server, sent by email or kept on a USB thumb drive to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am
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Article: Fast Widget Authoring With Dojo

Category: Toolkit

Alex Russell of Dojo has written up a really nice article which details the task of creating widgets, using the Dojo toolkit as your framework. The task at hand, is the slideshow component that Alex used as the backdrop to his Ajax Summit talk, and HTML wise looks like: <table cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ border=”0″> <tr> <td Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am
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Friday, May 13th, 2005

Ajax Showcase: Amazon.com Diamond Search

Category: Ajax, Showcase

Amazon.com has put out an Ajaxian Diamond Search. It is a very cool, visual way of narrowing down search results. There are lots of sliders and levers to drag and pull all over the shop. It also has a nice clean way of showing the user what is going on (knowing that it is working Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 pm
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Backbase comes out with new ajaxified home page, new demos, and whitepaper

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Toolkit

Backbase, a JavaScript RIA company, has been busy: New Home Page: They revamped their homepage to use Ajax all over the shop. You will notice a lot of “loading” rather than full page loads. They know they are taking Ajax to the extreme, and the jury is still out on what makes sense (having a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am
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Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Mouseover DOM Inspector

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Our old friend at Agylen links to a tool that we sometimes need to remind people about, the Mouseover DOM inspector. Mouseover DOM Inspector v2.0.2 “The Mouseover DOM Inspector, or MODI for short, is a favelet (also known as a bookmarklet) that allows you to view and manipulate the DOM of a web page simply Read the rest…

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

XMLHttpRequest tracing for Ajax debugging via GreaseMonkey

Category: Ajax, Utility

Julien Couvreur has written a GreaseMonkey user script to: trace XMLHttpRequest calls in the javascript console. It logs the “open” and “send” calls, as well as the response status code and text. Its purpose is to help peek into Ajax applications, to learning or troubleshooting, without having to run a network sniffer. Here is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Ajax Summit: Wrap up

Category: Ajax

Well, the summit is over. Some people asked us going into the summit, “What exactly are you guys going to talk about? What is going to come out of the summit?” We couldn’t really answer that question then, and, now that’s over, we can’t answer it now, either. We definitely covered a lot of issues, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:56 pm
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Derek Powazek: Ajax is to traditional Web, what IM is to Email

Category: Ajax

Derek Powazek kindly tried to end a long conversation by stopping everyone digressing all over the shop. SAT wise: “Ajax is to traditional Web, what IM is to Email” Discuss.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:11 pm
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Ajax Summit: Anil Dash from Movable Type

Category: Ajax

Anil showed LiveJournal. He talked about how every page is dynamic, that the site has lots of users and how its very addictive for users to go and check their livejournal page. He’s saying that hundreds of thousands of users check their journal 10-12 times a day. “LiveJournal is not very attractive. Its made by Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:49 pm
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Ajax Summit: Thomas Lackner of Sajax fame

Category: Ajax, PHP

He started out by showing his Sajax PHP library. Its designed to be very simple to use and easy for average developers to use. He showed how you use it in PHP pages to easily have access to the Sajax functions for creating Ajax effects. Major kudos for sticking to the 15 minute limit. Maybe Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:41 pm
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Ajax Summit: Adam Michela from axentric.com

Category: Ajax

He’s working on Wists, a visual bookmarking tool. He also has an Ajax blog that has special Ajax features. He showed a demo of Wists. You visit a website, click on the Wists bookmarklet, and you get a list of all the images on the page. You can click on an image to add it Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:30 pm
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Ajax Summit: Jacob Derechin from JackBe

Category: Ajax

Jacob is connected to the internet for his presentation through a *dial-up connection* to show how Ajax can “give you an application that really flies” through a small pipe and gives great responsiveness. Jacob talked about JackBe, a company I’d not heard of. He says they bring “the speed and functionality of rich-client technology to Read the rest…

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Ajax Summit: Jonathan Boutelle from Uzanto Consulting

Category: Ajax

Jonathan’s presentation is called “Making Magic Happen: Predicting User Behavior in AJAX Applications.” He started out by talking about his consultancy, which does user interaction stuff. He point to his blog, jonathanboutelle.com, where he says he’s blogged a lot about how RIAs and ajax are more similar than different. Jonathan’s talked a bit about prefetching; Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:16 pm
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Ajax Summit: Dustan Orchard from Apple

Category: Ajax

Dunstan shared his process for designing a website with ajax features. He says: Get the idea try to work out how to achieve the same result with no js Try to progressively enhance the idea using JS Make technology failures graceful (livesearch as an example). Make it feel right for the user — all the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:50 am
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Ajax Summit: Evan Williams from Odeo

Category: Ajax

Evan showed how Blogger is avoiding server overhead by only loading content when necessary. He’s not affiliated with Blogger, but it was interesting. Evan is from Odeo, a company that I’d never heard of before. Apparently, it’s an audio content provider for iPods. He’s showing how you can preview channels using flash widgets on the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:34 am
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Monday, May 9th, 2005

Ajax Summit: Alex Russell, Dojo Toolkit/Jotspot

Category: Ajax, Dojo

Alex Russell is the head honcho behind the opensource JavaScript framework Dojo Toolkit, and works for Jotspot, a Wiki company. Alex gave more of a spoken word talk, than a presentation, which meant that the sentences weren’t full of “er and um” :) HTML applications don’t have to abuse users Alex talks about the land Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:35 pm
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