Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Qooxdoo releases version 0.6 RC1

Category: Dojo, Framework, Toolkit

Qooxdoo (pronounced “cooks-do”) has released version 0.6 RC 1. This framework has come a long way since our first post on it over a year ago. Qooxdoo is a LGPL javascript framework with a rich set of widgets and supports namespaces, events, drag and drop, and layouts. For a quick look, check out the demos Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:47 pm

4.1 rating from 31 votes

Gucci Relaunches on Script.aculo.us

Category: Prototype, Showcase

Gucci has relaunched a very dynamic site on top of script.aculo.us instead of the usual Flash. It does feel somewhat like a flash site, with minimal navigation, and a lot of horizontal scrolling. When I first launched it on my Mac 30″ monitor it mazimed the width which was quite a show! (I am not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 pm

3.8 rating from 70 votes

Prototype Extension: Dynamic Script Pattern Support

Category: Prototype

Cody Swann was working on a web application that was using the Dynamic Script Pattern, which Dojo has excellent support for, but Prototype didn’t. Cody then extended Prototype to support ScriptSrcTransport similarly to how Dojo does it. The code below support the Simple, Polling and JSONP and JSON Callbacks described in the Dojo book. < Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:02 am

4 rating from 19 votes

New Scriptaculous Homepage

Category: Prototype

script.aculo.us has a new face, that should help you find what you need and want in short order. The new front page also has the side effect that you can timewaste at work by dragging the bubbles all over. If they let you drop as well as drag, people would be there for hours :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:33 am

3.8 rating from 25 votes

Telly Listings

Category: Showcase, UI

A simple TV guide has been created for the bare bones UK channels at Telly Listings. The UI is a little strange in the clicking and mouseover actions. You can see how things could be taken from here though to provide an easy way to select the channels that you care about, navigate around them, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:27 am
1 Comment

3.8 rating from 18 votes

Mozilla DOM UI Review

Category: Firefox

The Mozilla Foundation has given a grant out for doing a UI Review of the Firefox DOM Inspector. They are looking at what they can change and are looking for input. What do you like and dislike about how it works at the moment? What can it learn from other tools like Firebug and the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:18 am

3.4 rating from 18 votes

Palary: Ajax browser within a browser

Category: Browsers

Scott Fortmann-Roe got recursive and created an Ajax Browser called Palary. The Palary browser supports all sorts of nice things like css, cookies, history, and bookmarks. But it does it all using ajax without directly communicating with the sites you are surfing (except for images, but no ones perfect). Why? Its useful for getting around Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 am

3.8 rating from 45 votes

Social Network Analysis of Ajax Books

Category: Editorial

Ever wonder just how much all of those Ajax books that have been published are actually being talked about and used? Well, the Pathfinder blog wondered the same thing, so they put together this analysis of some of the more popular Ajax books currently in print. I’ve done this sort of analysis a few times, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:58 am

3.9 rating from 18 votes

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Qlock.com: Ajax-enhanced World Map

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Qlock.com offers up a handy tool for those trying to figure out what time it is in what part of the world – a fully interactive, Ajax-enabled map of the world that shows the time where your pointer is. Sometimes, it’s the simplest ideas that are most effective, and this tool does what it does Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:12 am

3.4 rating from 50 votes

Twango: Media Sharing

Category: Showcase

Twango is a new media sharing site that is in beta. It allows you to share photos, videos, audio, and other files. From an Ajax perspective it has some interesting features: Things that I haven’t seen elsewhere are the marquee highlight of thumbnails with right-click actions based on selection and a pretty slick timeline feature Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:47 am

3.5 rating from 21 votes

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Ajax Login with Acegi

Category: Java

Sanjiv Jivan has written about how he has integrated an ajax based login form to the Acegi Spring module for Auth and Auth. His implementation contains a ServletFilter in J2EE land, and JavaScript in the client: < View plain text > javascript function ajaxLogin() {     Element.update(‘loginMessage’, ‘Sending request …’);     Element.show(‘loginMessage’);   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:42 pm

3.4 rating from 45 votes

Web Inspector Enhancements

Category: Utility, WebKit

Leland Scott let us know about the Web Kit teams latest Web Inspector debugging tool. On downloading a new build of WebKit today, I found that Web Inspector finally can provide those critical Metrics and Properties of each DOM element on my web pages. And boy, have they done a great job in the implementation! Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:25 pm

4.4 rating from 18 votes

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Bayeux: A JSON Protocol For Publish/Subscribe Event Delivery

Category: Comet

Some people poo-poo Comet as being too ‘complicated’. The cometd team and others are trying to change that, and created Bayeux. Bayeux is a JSON-based protocol for clients to register interest in events and for servers to deliver them in a more timely fashion than Ajax-based polling allows. The goals of the Bayeux spec so Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 pm
1 Comment

3.5 rating from 34 votes

Yahoo! Photos: Relaunched

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Back in June we talked about how Yahoo! Photos: will be relaunching and it has happened. What are the most interesting features? Slick new interface with drag-and-drop, tagging and search features to really help simplify organization The ability to download high-resolution photos and order prints online for pick-up at local Target stores Great sharing capabilities Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:32 pm

3.8 rating from 22 votes

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Ask.com’s Binoculars – Help or Hinderance?

Category: Editorial, Usability

With search engines pushing more and more to find that next great feature, you never know what they’ll come up with. When Ask.com decided to shake things up and rework their site, they included “handy binocular functionality” to show a preview of the site. Unfortunately, as is talked about in this new article on SpectorBrain.com, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:51 am

4.1 rating from 30 votes

5 Real World Ajax Examples

Category: Editorial, Examples

In this new post from seomoz.org today, there’s a list of “5 real world examples” of Ajax usage out there on the internet today. Recently AJAX has come to the forefront as the next “buzzword complaint” thing on the internet. Sometimes it seems that in order to be taken seriously, your site has to have Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:30 am

3.7 rating from 155 votes

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