Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Cross-Site Phishing

Category: Security

Eric Pascarello suggests another risk of running Javascript from another domain: Using Javascript to fake a login page. Spoofing of a web page to get your information is so common. I see in my inbox that your —(insert bank, shopping site, etc) account is going to be removed if you do not verify your information. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:04 pm
7 Comments

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3.8 rating from 70 votes

Friday, December 30th, 2005

How to tell the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Category: Fun

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am
32 Comments

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4.3 rating from 131 votes

Bridging UI “programming” and UI “designing”

Category: Editorial

Scott Dietzen of Zimbra write a piece called Ajax Design Center in which he discusses the future of Ajax tooling, and how we should be building Ajax applications. He recognizes that UI frameworks such as Zimbra AjaxTK may be a bit too much for the average designer, and that a bridge needs to be formed. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am
5 Comments

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3.3 rating from 20 votes

Canvas in IE

Category: Canvas, IE

As soon as we saw SVG, Ben thought that it would be quite possible to take the VML support that IE has had for a long time, and make a converter that would make a subset of SVG work in IE. Emil Eklund had the same thought, and acted on it. In this case, his Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:09 am
10 Comments

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4 rating from 76 votes

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

An Ajax School Project: Customer Order Reporting

Category: Examples

Here’s An Ajax school project that demonstrates Ajax for order tracking. Developer Matt Farley explains: The project is for a senior level programming class at the local state university. The class is called “Web Database Programming” and is geared towards web based database applications. The language/database taught in the class was PHP/MySQL. The extent of Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:15 pm
5 Comments

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3.9 rating from 14 votes

GMail Spell Check

Category: Showcase

We have mentioned spell checkers from time to time, but we have never mentioned Google’s GMail spell check, which they keep updating to make it better and better. A nice, clean, obvious use of Ajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:47 am
8 Comments

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4.3 rating from 10 votes

AJChat: Another Chat System

Category: Chat

AJChat is one of the latest ajaxian chat systems to come along. It offers a few differences, such as promoting the chat service rather than the just the chat client. This means that you can be in any chat room, and click “Options” and “Share Chat” to get the code that you can embed in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am
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4.1 rating from 27 votes

MyLinkVault: Ajax Shared Bookmarks

Category: Showcase

There are certainly a fair few bookmarking sites out there, but Thomas Rice wasn’t happy with them: One of my main motivations for setting up the site was I needed somewhere to store my bookmarks online (as I use multiple PCs) and I didn’t like the interfaces of other sites – most are pretty slow, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am
3 Comments

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3.9 rating from 14 votes

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

RIFE/Laszlo 1.3.1 released

Category: Flash

Geert Bevin and the rifers recently released RIFE 1.3.1, and they just released RIFE/Laszlo 1.3.1, a companion piece. RIFE is getting a lot of press in the Java community as it is a totally different way to do Web, and allows you to have a continuations-based approach (a la Seaside). RIFE/Laszlo gives you a jump Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 pm
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3.8 rating from 19 votes

Logging and Ajax: Beyond alert()’s

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Testing, Toolkit

Eric Spiegelberg has written Log4Ajax , an article with corresponding demo code for logging ajax applications. Eric’s article builds upon an earlier, simpler system for logging from Joshua Gitlin’s article Errors and Ajax. It details a logging system in javascript displayed to an in browser console, with the option of sending messages to the server Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:53 am
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3.2 rating from 9 votes

Script.aculo.us 1.5.1 includes new effects

Category: Prototype, Toolkit

Do you always wait for the first point release after a final one? Well, Script.aculo.us has just released version 1.5.1 on the heals of the 1.5 release that came with Rails 1.0. This isn’t just a bug fix release though, but adds features: Effect.toggle allows silly easy implementation of toggling elements with Slide, Blind and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:40 am
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4 rating from 44 votes

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

WordPress 2

Category: Showcase

WordPress 2.0 is apparently out the door (though the latest stable release is still listed as 1.5.1). Asymptomatic recently listed a bunch of new features in WP2, here are some of the more interesting ones from an Ajax perspective: Ajax Category Addition – There’s a bunch of ajax in WordPress 2.0 and this is probably Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:22 pm
19 Comments

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4.2 rating from 19 votes

Edit-in-Place with Ajax

Category: Articles

Drew McLellan posted day 24 on 24 ways to impress your friends. His topic was Edit-in-Place with Ajax, which of course is when you can click on certain areas, and they change in front of you to be editable text boxes (or inline editable divs). The tutorial goes over: The HTML and CSS The events Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:43 am
11 Comments

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3.6 rating from 33 votes

Try Ruby, Ajax style

Category: Ruby

why the lucky stiff is up to his magic again. This time he has created Try Ruby, a place to play with Ruby via your browser. Not only is it cool that you can just type in commands and get instant feedback, but there is integration into the browser. For one, you can type “help” Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:31 am
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4.3 rating from 21 votes

Monday, December 26th, 2005

IE for Mac. Done. Thank god.

Category: IE

We have been at a few clients that asked us for Ajax support on IE for Mac. You have to have a bit of a laugh with that bad boy. Unfortunately, some clients require support for this beast, and although “support” means different things at different places… (e.g. degrades so it is readable, vs. same Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:01 am
6 Comments

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3.2 rating from 13 votes

Amazon Rich Popups

Category: Showcase

If you mouseover the dotted line items such as Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration on MacSlash, you will see a rich popup from Amazon. Since real-estate is precious, and there is only so many types of links, or events on those links that you can do, will web services like Amazon be fighting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:21 am
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3.5 rating from 23 votes

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