Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Fireworks: Javascript animation experiment

Category: Showcase

Here is a halloween fun post that is useless in your ajax development lives :) Check out Fireworks.js: a javascript animation experiment: Fireworks.js is a bit of Javascript that creates starburst-type explosions in a web document; in short, it’s a fireworks effect someone could theoretically use on their site. And come on, who doesn’t want Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:14 pm
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4.2 rating from 30 votes

Google has acquired JotSpot

Category: Announcements, Google

First Writely, and now JotSpot. Google is really fleshing out their platform, and now the great rich collaboration tools of JotSpot are in the bag. The future isn’t with emailing Word attachments, and I think we are going to see a nice vision from the Google campus (and others). Abe Fettig was speaking on WYSIWYG Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am
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3.4 rating from 20 votes

Secure Ajax Mashups with the <module> tag

Category: Editorial

Douglas Crockford had a great talk at the show last week surrounding JSON, and how we can get to a place where secure ajax mashups are possible. Brent Ashley just posted about the situation: Take XMLHttpRequest – calls are limited to the server where the current page originated. Can’t mash up without proxying through the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
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3.3 rating from 23 votes

Performance of FF2 vs. IE 7

Category: Browsers, Firefox, JavaScript

The folks at Zimbra posted on the performance of IE7 vs. IE6 last week. This week they cracked open their test suite on FF2, the full release. Conclusion I think the net result is that for highly JavaScript intensive AJAX applications such as the ZWC, Firefox is still the winner by quite a wide margin. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:34 am
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3.9 rating from 19 votes

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Oscar 2007 Showcase

Category: Showcase

The Hollywood Reporter has a single page application showcasing Oscar 2007. The rich application uses Prototype and Flash for the movies. On the Mac I have some issues with scroll-bars not working probably which is a shame.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:21 pm
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3.1 rating from 23 votes

The New Push

Category: Comet

Pointcast. PUSH will kill the browser. Never worked out that way. That doesn’t mean that PUSH is dead. Comet is the next generation of Push technology, and Alessandro Alinone of Lightstreamer wrote an interesting article on Next Generation Push: a viable technology for web-based FX market data delivery. The article discusses what this is all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:23 pm
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Dynamic Drive CSS Layouts

Category: CSS

Dynamic Drive has created a library of tableless, CSS page templates that you can plug into sites and applications. Choose how fixed and fluid you are, the layout type, and download away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am
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3.8 rating from 59 votes

media hive: web based media system

Category: Showcase

Media Hive is a web-based media/playlist management system with an emphasis on rich browser interfaces. The goal for the project is for it to also be a remote front-end for iTunes (estimated: month or so). The system is skin-able (a la winamp) so you can tweak the players look and functionality via JavaScript and CSS.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:41 am
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3.6 rating from 19 votes

Don’t Click It

Category: UI

Don’t Click It is an experiment in human interface design. It is a strange one. You are allowed one click to start off the interface, and from then on as you use the mouse to grok the interface, you are warned not to click. If you do so, you shock the monkey and you are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:07 am
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Friday, October 27th, 2006

Another HTML group is born at W3C

Category: Announcements

Tim Berners-Lee has announced that another HTML working group will be formed: Some things are clearer with hindsight of several years. It is necessary to evolve HTML incrementally. The attempt to get the world to switch to XML, including quotes around attribute values and slashes in empty tags and namespaces all at once didn’t work. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 pm
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3.8 rating from 32 votes

Integrating Maps into Your Java Web Application with Google Maps and Ajax

Category: Articles, Google, Mapping

John Ferguson Smart has written a nice article on Integrating Maps into Your Java Web Application with Google Maps and Ajax. The article focuses on the Google Maps API (the only server side piece is a simple Servlet), and takes you through learning the API, and then using more advanced techniques such as dynamic markers, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:24 am
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Projax: PHP Generators for Prototype and Script.aculo.us

Category: PHP, Prototype

Projax is a port of the Rails helpers that wrap the JavaScript required for Prototype and Script.aculo.us code from Ruby, to PHP classes. Getting Started php < view plain text > $projax = new Projax();   Please enter your year of birth : < ?=$projax->text_field_with_auto_complete(‘dob’,null,array(‘url’=>’index.php?task=ajax’));?>   for($i=1900;$i&lt;2006;$i++)$ret_val.=(strstr($i,$_POST['dob']))?’<li>’.$i.’</li>’:”; echo ‘<ul>’.$ret_val.’</ul>’; The User Guide details the available Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:15 am
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3.6 rating from 66 votes

Apple Webmail goes Ajax

Category: Showcase

Apple has upgraded the .mac webmail solution to use Ajax, following in the footsteps of Yahoo!, Google, Hotmail, and others. It looks like it has been built to mimic Mail.app as closely as possible and features: Drag-and-drop functionality A message pane Quick Reply Address Book integration Message previews Message flagging Keyboard shortcuts And, with IMAP Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Adobe Apollo at MAX

Category: Adobe, Announcements

Kevin Lynch presented at the last Ajax Experience and couldn’t be in Boston this week as he was speaking at Adobe’s MAX show. His keynote included talking about Apollo, which they released as a preview. Apollo makes it possible to run Flash applications that aren’t confined to being plugins within a browser. This means: watch Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am
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3.9 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Franchise Gator: Ajax Selector

Category: Showcase

Franchise Gator developed a single page ajax franchise selector. The page offers a rich form filling experience, including sliders, drag and drop selection, and inline popups. The single page form makes it feel like a short simple task to get what you want.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:15 pm
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WebTTY: Server terminal on webpage using AJAX

Category: Showcase

WebTTY is a GPL project that lets you shell in via Ajax: The WebTTY package allows any Linux terminal processes to be controlled in a text area HTML element on a webpage. The output from the server process is collected on server side, and is send to a text area element. Keypresses in textarea are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:20 pm
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3.9 rating from 26 votes

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