Monday, January 8th, 2007

NovaLet: More simple blogging

Category: Showcase

NovaLet is a new blogging service that aims to be even simpler than Vox. It isn’t quite open to the public yet, but already features: Create, Edit and Delete categories instantly. Create, Edit and Delete Links instantly. Create, Edit and Delete static Pages. Create, Edit and Delete Blog Posts under a certain category. Update, Add Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am
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4.2 rating from 35 votes

CheckItOut: Rails Money Management

Category: Showcase

CheckItOut is an open source Rails based application to manage personal money accounts. It was born out of the desire to have an application like this web based. You can give it a whirl via the demo.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Zirr.us: Tag clouds meets To Do lists

Category: Showcase

InterfaceThis has launched Zirr.us an alternative To Do list that combines Ajax/DHTML, the power of tag clouds, and the simplicity of a whiteboard to provide a fresh approach to task management. It features: View and enter tasks quickly and easily, from anywhere. Put everything on your mind in your Braindump list. Put near-term tasks in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am
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3.2 rating from 17 votes

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Endless.com: Amazon’s Beta Experiment

Category: Showcase

Endless.com is a new site created by Amazon “in response to customers’ desires to shop a destination dedicated to shoes and handbags”. They have created a very rich experience that is highly dynamic including: Ajax pagination Image zooming to get closer Dynamically changing other choices as you mouse over an element (e.g. mouse over the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:19 pm
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3.7 rating from 40 votes

ZK Roadmap for 2007

Category: Framework

Tom Yeh over at the ZK project has released his roadmap for 2007. It’s an intriguing list of tools, features, and developer support: Expanded support for data binding. A visual design tool for Eclipse. Support from mobile platforms: ZK Mobile, a Java ME client, will be released in the first half of 2007. To work Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:21 pm
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4 rating from 19 votes

Sidekiq: Multi-search

Category: Showcase

Sidekiq is a new search site developed by the guys that brought us Ajax Agent. Sidekiq is an Ajax based search engine portal. It uses a combination of Web 2.0 app development techniques like Ajax, hidden iFrame hacks & user behavior analytics to perform simultaneous searches from multiple sites. Users can perform search in various Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am
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3.9 rating from 34 votes

Browser Cache Usage: Only 40-60%?

Category: Yahoo!

Tenni Theurer has posted a second part of performance research on Browser Cache Usage – Exposed!. The article measures the performance of yahoo.com with a full cache compared to an empty one (2.4s vs. 0.9s) and then shows a surprisingly low number of people heading over cached up: 40-60% of Yahoo!’s users have an empty Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:39 am
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4.1 rating from 30 votes

Get Gliffy with it

Category: Showcase

I first heard of Gliffy via the Confluence plugin. Gliffy is a web based diagram tool that lets you build and share any type of diagram. They are pretty too.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Microsoft IE JavaScript Perf. Tips, Part Trois

Category: IE, JavaScript, Microsoft

In August and November, we highlighted parts one and two of the IE team’s JScript performance tips. Peter Gurevich is back for part three: Avoid Closures if Possible. What happens when [a closure registered as an event listener] never fires? We expect it to, but it might not. If it doesn’t fire, the closure [may Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:54 pm
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2.6 rating from 44 votes

JSON vs. XML: The Debate

Category: Editorial

The big debate over the winter holidays seems to be people shouting about JSON vs. XML. Dare Obasanjo has a nice round-up, as well as his own opinions on the matter: In the past two weeks, I’ve seen three different posts from various XML heavy hitters committing this very sin JSON and XML by Tim Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:04 am
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4 rating from 85 votes

Ajax Bookmarking System

Category: Showcase

Stew Houston has created an Ajax bookmarking system using PHP. He has written up his experience building the system and includes a simple demo

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am
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3 rating from 24 votes

Fooplot: function plotting

Category: Showcase

Dheera Venkatraman has released Fooplot, a new website that plots any function, and supports Google Maps-style panning around. Fooplot is currently using SVG and VML to do the rendering and canvas support is coming for Safari. For good SVG browsers like Firefox and Opera, 3D plots work too. In the future, it will communicate with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:32 am
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4.2 rating from 21 votes

Dishola: Web 2.0 Restaurant Guide

Category: PHP, Showcase

Dishola is a new site that aims to be the Web 2.0 restaurant guide. The site was built with CakePHP (v1.2) and is unobtrusively decorated w/ Ajax thanks to addDOMLoadEvent and Cake’s RequestHandler component (for instance, if you’re logged in and click on the “Add to My Future Feasts” link before the DOM has loaded, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:25 am
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4.2 rating from 50 votes

30 Boxes Updates Public View

Category: Calendar, Showcase

30 boxes has always given you the ability to show your public events from a calendar, but it was a primitive list. Now, a rich calendar view is shown so any scary person on the internet can stalk you via a nice experience.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:17 am
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3.5 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Using YUI in GreaseMonkey Scripts

Category: Yahoo!

Carlo Zottmann, a Yahoo! engineer in Munich, is a fan of GreaseMonkey and wanted to use YUI in his user scripts. His article provides a reusable model for how to make use of YUI in the GM script without stomping on any YUI use already on the page: In this brief article, I’ll share with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:47 am
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3.6 rating from 29 votes

eCirkit: More social networking

Category: Java, Showcase

eCirkit.com is a new social networking platform that has it’s fair share of Ajax sprinkled in. On your profile page you can mouse over your user interests and a tooltip popup appears showing the full text of your interests, like favorite TV shows. You can then click the tooltip popup to go into edit mode, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:05 am
36 Comments

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3.4 rating from 31 votes

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