Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Google Web Toolkit 1.3: Open Source

Category: Google, GWT

Google has open sourced the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Version 1.3 RC is an open source version of 1.2. Not all open source is equal. What does this mean to us? Google Web Toolkit 1.3 RC is open through and through, including the debugging browser and the powerful Java-to-JavaScript compiler. Now everyone from enterprise developers Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:04 am

4.1 rating from 43 votes

HyperScope 1.1 Released

Category: Announcements, Dojo

Brad Neuberg and his team has announced Hyperscope 1.1. What is HyperScope? The HyperScope is a high-performance thought processor that enables you to navigate, view, and link to documents in sophisticated ways. It’s the brainchild of Doug Engelbart, the inventor of hypertext and the mouse, and is the first step towards his larger vision for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am

3.1 rating from 23 votes

tooltip.js version 0.2

Category: JavaScript, Library

Jonathan Weiss has released version 0.2. of his tooltip.js library: The new version follows the mouse correctly on Firefox (thanks to Graham TerMarsch) and can apply a constant delta when displaying the tooltip. This can be useful if your CSS rules include absolute positioning that can result in a constant offset. Another nice addition (by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am

3.6 rating from 31 votes

ThinWire 1.2 RC 1 Released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Toolkit

ThinWire 1.2 RC 1 has been released. ThinWire is an LGPL open source, free for commercial use, development framework that allows you to easily build applications for the web that have responsive, expressive & interactive user interfaces without the complexity of the alternatives. While virtually any web application can be built with ThinWire, when it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:38 am

3.7 rating from 17 votes

skrbl pad: sharable scratch pad

Category: RichTextWidget, Showcase

skrbl pad is a simple scratch pad that allows you to “whiteboard” ideas at a sharable URL. It is a lot like Google Docs (Writely) and friends, but allows you to click absolutely everywhere, so a touch more free form.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 am

4.4 rating from 38 votes

Monday, December 11th, 2006

If you aren’t already using Firebug…

Category: Firefox, Toolkit

…What are you waiting for?? Go watch this short screencast (direct link to the mov file) of the 1.0 beta to see some of the power, and then get it. One of my coworkers today had firebug installed but didn’t seem to be really using it to its full potential. I think Dion almost fired Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:50 pm

4.3 rating from 39 votes

Calc 5: Online 3D Calculator

Category: Showcase

Andrew of the calc5 team has announced Calc 5, an online calculator that plots graphs. The tool uses canvas (or canvas emulation), and you can travel around the graphs a la Google Maps. With calc5 you can plot 2d and 3d graphs, make symbolic calculations such as derivation, browse 2d graphs same way as you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:44 pm

3.6 rating from 25 votes

PikiPimp: Image editing that is fun

Category: Showcase

Feeling a bit low on Monday morning? Go grab a picture of someone you know and plug it into PikiPimp an Ajax image doctoring tool. Drag the items onto the image, and then manage them with widgets and sliders below.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 pm

2.8 rating from 17 votes

Craythur Web OS

Category: Showcase

Craythur isn’t just irish for whiskey (“the drop of life”) it is a new desktop OS built in JavaScript (based on Prototype, Script.aculo.us, and a lot more). It may look nicer than Vista? :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am

2.8 rating from 45 votes

Drawling lines in JavaScript

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Library

If you have ever wondered how to use the Bresenham algorithm to draw lines in browsers, it is your lucky day. The article teaches us the way, and you end up with an API such as: < View plain text > javascript var g = new Graphics(); g.drawLine(100,50,200,70); g.paint();

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:43 am

3.3 rating from 43 votes

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Vizzo: VPS Management

Category: Showcase

Ten Ships have created a simple Ajax VPS management system for OpenVZ servers. Info and a demo are at Vizzo VPS Biggest gotcha in their words: Biggest gotcha? Not ready for IE6 until the next beta :(. We are currently focusing on implementing features, we will go back and fix non-compliant browsers in a future Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am

3.4 rating from 26 votes

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Walking in others shoes: Turn JavaScript off for a day

Category: Fun

People often talk about being able to walk in the shoes of others. Males wish they could be a female for a day, I want to be a premier league football player for a day, etc. For the sake of accessibility, how about taking an experiment and turning off JavaScript for a day. When you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:44 pm

3.4 rating from 75 votes

TonicPoint: Ajax Powerpoint with SVG/VML

Category: Showcase

TonicPoint is a “still in not-really-stealth-but-private-demos-only mode” project that implements a full-featured graphical PowerPoint editor implemented using MochiKit and SVG/VML (no plugins). Chris Nokleberg has written about TonicPoint and just posted a full screencast of the presentation editor in action.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:20 am

3.5 rating from 33 votes

Exhibit: Structured Data Publishing Framework

Category: Showcase, Toolkit

We have posted about the SIMILE project in the past, discussing their timeline project and more. Exhibit is a new project that lets you build rich sorting and filtering data applications in a simple way. Exhibit is a lightweight structured data publishing framework that lets you create web pages with support for sorting, filtering, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am

3.8 rating from 32 votes

Spokeo: Meta Social Networking

Category: Rails, Showcase

Spokeo combines your friends from MySpace, LiveJournal, Flickr, Youtube, … and 20 other social networks into one destination. It’s like Trillian for social networks. The site was developed in Ruby-on-Rails by some Stamford students, and is their first ever web application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am

2.9 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Blendy Backgrounds Explained

Category: CSS, Tutorial

Matthew O’neill wrote a tutorial on Super-Easy Blendy Backgrounds: Recently, while trying to implement a few different navigation ideas that a designer had thrown my way, I became frustrated with my weak image editing skills. The design was gradient-heavy, so a traditional approach to navigation markup and styling would require a dozen or so background-image Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am

3.2 rating from 49 votes

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