Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

A List Apart Web Design Survey

Category: Editorial

Our friends at A List Apart are doing a comprehensive survey on web design. It focuses on the state of the industry more than learning about web practices…. but if you want to help out head over and maybe win a prize.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:48 am
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2.9 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Satama: Nice looking portfolio

Category: Showcase

Satama is a dutch design firm that has a nice new site, showing off their portfolio. What interested me was that it is an example of “looks like Flash” but is actually simple Ajax. The application using YUI for animations, history management, and more.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:09 am
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4.2 rating from 68 votes

Aptana Ajax IDE: Brings together RDT and RadRails

Category: Aptana, Rails

Aptana made news when they brought in RadRails, and now they have consolidated their Ruby support by announcing the incorporation of the Ruby Development Team project into the Aptana IDE: The Aptana IDE is targeted at AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) style development and provides support for JavaScript, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and HTML and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am
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3.4 rating from 22 votes

Gaia Ajax Widgets for .NET

Category: .NET, Component

Gaia Ajax Widgets is an ASP.NET Hijax library, meaning you don’t have to write JavaScript at all to use it but can use C#, VB.NET, Iron Python or any other .Net language you wish. Your code will just transform into ECMA 1.5 and XHTML. Gaia implements most of the ASP.NET 2.0 WebControls like for instance Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:49 am
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4.1 rating from 69 votes

TickerTape: Scrolling tickers in JavaScript

Category: Component, JavaScript, Library

Colin Ramsay has rolled his own TickerTape cmoponent that will scroll through items retrieved from your backend. It is very simple, allowing you to create a ticker tape via: < View plain text > javascript new TickerTape(‘tickertape.php’, ‘myTickerTape’, 5000); // duration between scrolls It would benefit from not scrolling while you have you mouse inside, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:40 am
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3.2 rating from 29 votes

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Dojo Offline Toolkit Beta Released

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Library, Offline

Brad Neuberg and the SitePen team has been working tirelessly to get this beta out of the door. Now we have the Dojo Offline Toolkit in beta, released to the world: Dojo Offline is a free, open source toolkit that makes it easy for web applications to work offline. It consists of two pieces: a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:11 am
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3.6 rating from 31 votes

Rico 2: Rebirth is near

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Rico was one of the early libraries to show us nice effects on top of Ajax libraries. There has been a murmor that Rico 2.0 was in the works, and Tobie was right. Rico 2.0 has a beta release available. What is new in Rico 2.0? Components Rico 2.0 extends the component set from the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3 rating from 25 votes

AutoSuggestMenu 1.1

Category: .NET, Atlas, Component, JavaScript

Eric Popivker has released AutoSuggestMenu 1.1, a .NET component for doing the old-faithful-autosuggest feature that helped to get Ajax on the map (pun intended). Features Attaches itself to a specified text box. Utilizes Microsoft AJAX Extensions and JSON to retrieve data from the server. Uses paging to iterate through a large number of suggestions Enables Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:54 am
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3.7 rating from 80 votes

S5 1.3 aka Reloaded

Category: Showcase

When Christian Effenberger searched for a browser based slide show system he found the infamous S5 (Simple Standards-based Slide Show System) from Eric Meyer. There were some features that Christian wish he had access too, so he created them: Auto-scaling of text/images/objects/charts If you’re setting up to present your 1600×1200 slide show and find out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:37 am
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4.1 rating from 32 votes

Quality Unit: Dojo based support center

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Viktor Zeman, of Quality Unit, has created Support Center, a support ticket application based on Dojo. In fact, they have extended Dojo to deal with problems such as: Upload files in the background Asynchronnous requests Packaging of classes Templates Services They plan to publish this work. Support Center itself bears a little resemblance to Google Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:24 am
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4.2 rating from 66 votes

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Unobtrusive JavaScript, Microformats, and the Google AJAX Feed API

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Unobtrusive JS

Over on my personal blog I discussed Unobtrusive JavaScript, Microformats, and the Google AJAX Feed API. The posting discusses an example that creates a Feed Billboard using the Google AJAX Feed API released the other day. Here is the outcome: The fun part was creating a microformat that would degrade nicely: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:55 am
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3.4 rating from 29 votes

Arkanoid: Something to spend Friday on

Category: Fun, Games, JavaScript

Scott Schiller is a great participate on Ajaxian, and works over at Yahoo! How I hadn’t found his DHTML Arkanoid before amazes me, and it is the perfect Friday game. This is a real labour of love. Not only did he create a great version of the game, but he stores high scores, and users Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am
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4.1 rating from 55 votes

Flexjson: A DSL approach to JSON for Java

Category: Java, JavaScript, JSON

Charlie Hubbard has released Flexjson, a lightweight JSON library for Java. Most JSON serializers mimic object serialization libraries and try to serialize the entire object graph from the object being turned into JSON. This causes problems when you want a connected object model on your server, but you can’t send that object model to the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:34 am
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3.9 rating from 27 votes

Specifications: BDD Framework

Category: JavaScript, Library

Dan Yoder has released Specifications, a BDD framework built on top of Prototype. This is different to the builtin framework that comes with Script.aculo.us. You write a spec such as: < View plain text > javascript Stack.Specification = new Specification({   "A stack should": {     setup: function() {       this.stack = Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am
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2.7 rating from 19 votes

JavaScript Libraries as Humans

Category: Fun

This is taken from a JavaScript Libraries panel at Web 2.0 Expo.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 am
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3.3 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Canvas Corner 1.0

Category: Canvas, UI, Unobtrusive JS

Christian Effenberger was inspired by the reflection code and decided to implement Corner.js. The library uses unobtrusive JavaScript and microformats to allow users to simply add class names to an img tag to render them with corner effects, all via Canvas. If you wanted to add a shaded corner you would say: < View plain Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am
28 Comments

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4.4 rating from 94 votes

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