Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Setting a Virtual Table

Category: Showcase

Oneida, an E-Commerce site, showcases a novel use of Ajax to illustrate its dinnerware. The Virtual Table lets you mix and match cutlery and plates, providing a live preview as you update them. You can also set the table’s background as well (that feature worked for me in Safari, but not in Firefox). The table Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:30 am

3.8 rating from 21 votes

Watch Browser

Category: Showcase, Usability

Here’s a nice product browser focused on one thing: watches. Creator Edward Ackroyd explains: is a new interactive way to search for wrist watches. It combines AJAX and the watch database to provide an easy and quick way to find the watch you are looking for. Main features are: – See results as Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:21 am

3.9 rating from 14 votes

Yahoo! UI Library adds AutoComplete, Windowing, Menu and More

Category: JavaScript, Library

The Yahoo! team has released another version of the Yahoo! UI library. I’m very happy to announce today a whole bunch of new stuff in both the Yahoo! Design Patterns Library and the Yahoo! User Interface Library. On the design side, there are more than a dozen new patterns (as well as oft-requested examples for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:41 am

3.6 rating from 33 votes

Google Maps SVG Support

Category: Google

One of the beauties of the web is deployment. A service can be updated without you the user knowing. Google Maps has added SVG support for browsers that support it (Firefox, Opera) to match their VML support for IE. This is a lot better than the transparent PNG solution and prevents the server-client roundtrip. It Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:10 am

4.3 rating from 40 votes

Photos from The Ajax Experience

Category: The Ajax Experience

We’ve setup a photostream from the show on Flickr, and we’ll be uploading photos throughout the show. This photo of Alex Russell, lead developer of Dojo, and Laurel Reitman, Lead Program Manager for Internet Explorer at Microsoft captures exactly what we wanted to accomplish with the event — getting everyone in the community together from Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:32 am

3.9 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

The Ajax Experience: Day 1 Panel

Category: The Ajax Experience

The Ajax Experience has begun! Ben and Dion just gave their opening keynote, and we’ve now got the following panel taking questions from the floor: Stuart Halloway Glenn Vanderburg Brent Ashley Alex Russell Greg Murray Brett McLaughlin David Geary Joe Walker Here are some notes from the panel … Accessibility – Doesn’t seem too easy Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:21 pm

4.3 rating from 18 votes

Comparing Dojo and Prototype

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Prototype

Jon Aquino has been using both Dojo and Prototype, and recently posted a brief comparison. Overall, I like both. Prototype is more of a Porsche, whereas Dojo is more like a Hummer. Prototype is pure programming bliss (feels very much like Ruby), whereas Dojo is very much engineered (feels like Java) — possibly a little Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:31 pm

4.1 rating from 33 votes

7 Reasons Why Web Apps Fail

Category: Editorial

Web applications are popping up faster and faster every day, and quite a few are using the power that Ajax offers to their advantage. They create sites with lofty ideas and ideas of the future that might need a little bit of grounding. Anyone that’s paying attention can see that there are just some practices Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:36 pm

3.6 rating from 30 votes

@Mail Ajax Upgrade

Category: Office, Showcase

@Mail is a mail solution allowing companies to serve mail over a web interface. With the latest upgrade, @Mail has gone Ajax. Product manager Ben Duncan says: Features include message-drag and drop to folders, emails retrieved from the server via XML and displayed on the Webmail interface directly via the DOM. Message cache support via Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:17 pm

3.4 rating from 29 votes

Raising the Team Collaboration Bar with AJAX and JSF

Category: Java, Programming

New from’s Java section of their site comes this quick look at the combination of Ajax and one of the newer offerings by Sun – their JavaServer Faces. I am excited about Sun Microsystems’ JavaServer Faces (JSF). Multiple, psychological studies prove that “group think” results in diffusion of responsibility and poor output. JSF has Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:17 am

3.6 rating from 41 votes

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Welcome to the Ajax Experience

Category: The Ajax Experience

We can’t wait for the Ajax Experience to start up tomorrow. We have been planning this event for awhile, and can’t believe that the time has come for the community to come together. We have gotten so many emails from attendees letting us know what they are looking forward to and what they are working Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:43 pm

3.5 rating from 33 votes

Really Easy Field Validation with Prototype

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype, Usability

Late last week I was working on a content submission form, and thinking about a good way to add unobtrusive validation using Prototype, similar to what the guys at Particle Tree have talked about in a couple articles earlier. I liked the approach the articles took and went looking for any libraries doing the same Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:30 am

4 rating from 176 votes

Rocky Shoals of Ajax Development

Category: Ajax, Articles, Editorial

Alex Bosworth has written a lot on practicalities of Ajax including quirks. His latest piece details the Rocky Shoals of Ajax Development in which he discusses: Browser Quirks and Limitations MLHttpRequest can’t access remote server Multiple Ajax Requests are not fired in order Asynchronous XMLHttpRequests responses will arrive in no particular order XMLHttpRequest does not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am

4.1 rating from 34 votes

Ajax SVN Browser

Category: Ruby, Showcase

David Rappo and his team at Bounty Source have created a Rails created web-based Subversion browser. A live beta has been opened up and we can expect it to be open-sourced after the appliction moves out of beta.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:36 am

4.3 rating from 37 votes

Apache XAP Proposal

Category: JavaScript, Library

Coach Wei, CTO of Nexaweb, has proposed an open Apache project for declarative XML named XAP (eXtensible Ajax Platform): XAP is to provide an XML-based declarative framework for building, deploying and maintaining rich, interactive, Ajax-powered web applications. A basic principal of XAP is to leverage existing Ajax projects such as Apache Kabuki and Dojo, as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:31 am

3.3 rating from 29 votes

Monday, May 8th, 2006

60 More AJAX Tutorials from Max

Category: Ajax, Programming

In a follow-up to this popular post from Max Kiesler, he’s collected 60 more Ajax tutorials from all around the web and for developers of all skill levels. Among those on the list this time, there’s things like: AJAX Chat Tutorials AJAX Client-Server Communication Tutorials AJAX Forms and Autocomplete Tutorials AJAX Activity Indicator Tutorials AJAX Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:28 pm

3.9 rating from 39 votes

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