Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Microsoft Firefox 2007 Professional Edition

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Fun, IE

If you can’t beat them, join them. That seems to be what Microsoft have done. In a surprise move, they have created Microsoft Firefox 2007 that mimics a lot of features from Mozilla Firefox. I can only assume that some deal was struck between the two. Features Simplified User Experience Amazing Marginal Manipulation Instant Search Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 am
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2.4 rating from 133 votes

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Poll: Is Ajax RIA?

Category: Editorial

Richard McManus is holding a poll on whether Ajax is RIA. These questions are always a little silly (users do not care about this answer…. they care about the usability of your application) but let’s indulge. This stemmed from a post by Ryan Stewart who things that Ajax != RIA. Wikipedia defines RIA as “web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am
16 Comments

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3.3 rating from 32 votes

ID Magic: custom built calendars, albums, and more

Category: Showcase

ID Magic is a French site that allows you to build custom calendars, photo albums, etc with drag & drop, inline editing and other rich techniques. It is kinda fun to see the web 2.0 features, with a web 1.0 look and feel.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am
4 Comments

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3.4 rating from 24 votes

Geni: Your family tree, ajax style

Category: Showcase

Geni is going social with the family tree. It must have a long way to get as much information as the LDS church, but they did a good job with the interface. It looks to be using Prototype/Script.aculo.us and YUI components with a major sprinkling of Flash for good measure. You can zoom in and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:33 am
11 Comments

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3 rating from 24 votes

Stock Quote Charting in Real Time with Comet

Category: Comet, Dojo, Examples, JavaScript, Library

SitePen and Lightstreamer have been working together to create a project that integrates Dojo’s Charting and Filtering Table widgets with Lightstreamer’s Comet server. The demo shows real-time stock lists that stream through and are charted below. The full source code for the demo is also provided. Some people think that Comet isn’t as easy as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
16 Comments

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3.9 rating from 65 votes

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Dutch Government Websites: Be accessible, or break the law

Many CSS advocates curse and tear out their hair as they see the slow slow growth in pure CSS designed sites. It has definitely picked up in the last couple of years, and the Dutch government is doing their bit. Quirksmode has posted on the dutch accessibility law that went into effect last year: A Read the rest…

Posted by admin at 2:47 pm
13 Comments

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3.6 rating from 32 votes

Rialto: Rich toolkit platform with drag and drop

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit

We somehow haven’t mentioned Rialto here before: Rialto (Rich Internet Application Toolkit) is a cross browser javascript widgets library. Because it is technology agnostic it can be encapsulated in JSP, JSF, .Net or PHP graphic components. Nowadays it supports pure javascript development , JSP/taglib, PHP, JSF and Python integration. The .Net integration is on the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:09 am
4 Comments

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3.3 rating from 40 votes

Bulletproof Ajax

Category: Books

Bulletproof Ajax is a new book by Jeremy Keith (of DOM Scripting fame). This book is slightly different that many of the other Ajax books in that it is targeted on the design side. The website that accompanies the book has some good examples to look at, so check it out and see if it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:49 am
5 Comments

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3.3 rating from 41 votes

MyPunchbowl: Plan your superbowl party with Ajax

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

MyPunchbowl has launched just in time for you to plan your superbowl party with it instead of evite. Matt Douglas and his team have put together a highly interactive and rich party planner, currently focused on the at-home party space. Not only does MyPunchBowl had the rich editing of a party, but it does all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:37 am
8 Comments

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3.7 rating from 28 votes

ResizingTextArea Prototype Component

Category: Component, Prototype, Rails

Richard McMahon has wrapped the oft-seen resizable text areas in a simple Prototype component ResizingTextArea: JavaScript var ResizingTextArea = Class.create(); ResizingTextArea.prototype = { defaultRows: 1, initialize: function(field) { this.defaultRows = Math.max(field.rows, 1); this.resizeNeeded = this.resizeNeeded.bindAsEventListener(this); Event.observe(field, “click”, this.resizeNeeded); Event.observe(field, “keyup”, this.resizeNeeded); }, resizeNeeded: function(event) { var t = Event.element(event); var lines = t.value.split(‘\n’); var newRows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:52 am
10 Comments

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3.4 rating from 42 votes

Monday, January 15th, 2007

jQuery 1.1 is reborn on its first birthday

Category: Announcements, jQuery

John Resig and team have released jQuery 1.1 which includes a speed upgrade, an updated API, a new homepage, and new documentation including a book in the works. The community seems to be growing from strength to strength. New Features By all of our counts, jQuery 1.1’s selectors are 10x-20x faster than those in jQuery Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:11 pm
19 Comments

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4.3 rating from 68 votes

Weebly: Online Website Creation Tool using Ajax

Category: Showcase, UI

David Rusenko told us about his product Weebly, a web site creation utility written with copious amounts of Ajax utilizing an easy to use drag and drop interface. We’re trying to make a tool that’s easy enough for the majority of web users to use, and guides the user towards creating a complete compliant web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am
13 Comments

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3.5 rating from 42 votes

byteplug: Experimental Online JavaScript Editor

Category: JavaScript, RichTextWidget, Toolkit, Utility

Andrea Giammarchi has been working on an online JavaScript editor and debugger. The online editor combines a possible solution for byte family plugins, a global byteplug namespace object, and a portable Editor panel to test quickly JavaScript and/or html pages. Features realtime debug   It allows developers to write and test code quickly using document.write, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am
14 Comments

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3.7 rating from 36 votes

ShackPrices: Rails based Ajax real estate site

Category: Mapping, Ruby, Showcase

ShackPrices is a Seattle-area real estate Ajax application written using Rails by Galen Ward and team. If you do real estate, you need to mashup to Google Maps, but this goes beyond that. It is highly interactive, with lots of live filters and tools, and the back button seems to be handled really well.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am
6 Comments

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3.7 rating from 39 votes

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

JavaScript Scripting Essentials

Category: JavaScript, Library, Programming

Dan Webb asks what are your JavaScript essentials? Those bits and pieces you can’t live without that get copy/pasted from project to project. His pragmatic list includes the $ function, getElementsByClassName, Dean’s event handling, the JS 1.6 array methods, and the DOMContentLoaded event. His full script that he guarantees he _won’t_ support is here. Do Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 4:47 pm
11 Comments

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3.9 rating from 33 votes

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Rumour: Safari for Windows?

Category: WebKit

Mary Jo Foley digs deep in her reporting. This time she noticed a wiki entry on the Mozilla side that thinks Apple may have Safari on Windows with likely ties to iTunes & .Mac. I don’t know if this makes any sense. The reason I fire up Safari is: Very fast on the Mac Nice, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:42 am
31 Comments

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3.5 rating from 40 votes

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