Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

jQuery Magazine Started

Category: jQuery, Tutorial

Friendly competition amongst JavaScript libraries is a good thing, and some of the good folks in the jQuery community have created “Visual jQuery: The Magazine” in order to proselytize their framework and ideas. The first issue features an interview with jQuery creator John Resig, and contains a number of other interesting features. The tone of Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:46 am
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4.2 rating from 64 votes

sthenic: ajax file sharing service

Category: Rails, Showcase

A new Ruby on Rails file sharing service has been created: sthenic. The application is simple and fits a lot into each piece. E.g. when you put in your password, it tells you how weak it is, and then goes away when done. The application will be open sourced soon at: http://projects.info-pull.com/projects/openvault

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am
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3.7 rating from 21 votes

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Transparent Messages in JavaScript

Category: Usability

Aza Raskin over at Humanized recently posted a story about what he calls “transparent messages”: As I’ve explained, modal monolog boxes are dangerous and inhumane. Luckily, there are many other methods of presenting information that are not modal. In particular there is one we are using in Enso, our upcoming product: transparent messages. Transparent messages Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:06 pm
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3.8 rating from 129 votes

YUI Ajax phpBB

Category: Sencha, Showcase, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum of Yahoo! has created an Ajax front end to phpBB that looks a lot like Yahoo! Mail, and applications in general. (via Alexander Kirk)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 pm
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4.3 rating from 56 votes

Ajaxium 2.0: ASP.NET Ajax Container

Category: .NET, Library

Ajaxium 2.0 has been released. Ajaxium is a universal Ajax container for ASP.NET pages and controls. It’s aim it to ajax-enable your existing ASP.NET application. You can see it in action in this demo with movie background music that ajax enables the ASP.NET 2.0 Starter Kits.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 am
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2.9 rating from 27 votes

Behr: Rich Color Choosing

Category: Flash, Showcase, Usability

We started to get interested in Ajax applications as a way to build better web products for users. A better experience. An example of an application that is hugely effective, is the space chooser application that you get when you pick out paint, or go to home depot. A good version of this is found Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:58 am
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3.2 rating from 28 votes

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Weird Al Yankovic and JavaScript

Category: Fun

You know you have made it when your core technology makes it into a Weird Al song ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 pm
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4.3 rating from 63 votes

Salaries Go Up for Ajax Jobs

Category: Business

This survey by IT JobsWatch shows that things are looking up for Javascript programmers. Over the last year, the average salary for Brit Ajax slingers has gone up 33% from £29,375 ($55,853) to £39,228 ($74,588). I’m sure these numbers are representative of trends in many other countries. Based on my own project experience over the Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:58 am
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4.3 rating from 36 votes

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

UX at the Ajax XP

Category: The Ajax Experience

A while back, we asked you if we should add more design-related (i.e., user experience, or UX for short) content to this fall’s Ajax Experience conference in Boston. We heard your feedback, and we’re proud to announce that we have rounded up eight sessions devoted to the topic — an entire track. Dion and I Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:02 pm
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3.9 rating from 21 votes

Ajaxian.com 2006 Survey Results

Category: Survey

The results of our second annual Ajaxian.com survey, prepared by Richard Monson-Hafael from the Burton Group, are in. And the winner is… Prototype, the most popular Ajax framework, by a considerable margin: 43% of you use it. Script.aculo.us is next, at 33%, confirming observations that many of made of the popularity of that duo. The Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:15 pm
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4.2 rating from 125 votes

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Why doesn’t <script /> work?

Category: HTML

Admit it. One time in your youth you did the following: < View plain text > javascript <head> <script src="…" type="text/javascript" /> Then, when you tested your app you quickly found that your JavaScript wasn’t being called. When you realise the problem is that you needed to explicitly close the script tag with </script> you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm
9 Comments

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3.8 rating from 39 votes

Intra-iframe Message Passing

Category: Ajax

Dare Obasanjo pointed to Julien Couvreur’s blog post that discusses a Cross-document messaging hack that both Dojo and Windows Live platform came out with: The Dojo and Windows Live Platform teams have both recently released DHTML hacks that allow two iframes in different domains to communicate, bypassing the notorious same-domain policy implemented in browsers. I’m Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 pm
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3.9 rating from 32 votes

UI Cleanup: Telegraph Ryder Cup Scores

Category: Editorial

I am watching the Ryder Cup Live Scores over at the Telegraph (don’t know why there…. but that is another story). Now we are used to nice Ajax, and even Comet interactions, it over seems really painful to see a “live” scorecard like this that is only live due too: < View plain text > Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:08 am
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2.4 rating from 15 votes

Mobile Ajax Slides

Category: Mobile

Alex Russell has posted the slides from his talk on Mobile Ajax. In this talk he delves into the unique issues in mobile, and talks about how Ajax can help. For example, the latency issue is huge, and “Ajax is about reducing latency for application”. I love the recommendations: Wait a couple of years Don’t Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:17 am
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3.4 rating from 33 votes

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

CSS Crossfading Example

Category: Examples, Prototype

Mike Arace has written up a simple CSS Crossfading example, demonstrated here. The post details the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript required: < View plain text > javascript // this array consists of the id attributes of the divs we wish to alternate between var divs_to_fade = new Array(‘box-1’, ‘box-2’, ‘box-3’);         // Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:36 am
16 Comments

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3.7 rating from 115 votes

ResizR: Online image manipulation

Category: Showcase

Resizr is a simple one page image resizing tool that lets you upload a file or give a URL to the file to resize and/or rotate. You will instantly recognize the Script.aculo.us effects as they Effect.Appear before your eyes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:25 am
12 Comments

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3.5 rating from 24 votes

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