Friday, May 25th, 2007

File Upload with Apollo and JavaScript

Category: Adobe, Articles, jQuery

Kevin Hoyt has posted a very detailed entry on a file upload component that he created with Apollo and JavaScript: Let’s say that you take a lot of pictures. You take pictures, but you don’t want to think about how to upload them. You’d really like an application to monitor a directory for new images, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:05 am

3.5 rating from 39 votes

Profile Mine: Rich Ajax MySpace Editor

Category: .NET, Showcase

Don Schmitt and his team has built a site using Microsoft’s Ajax extensions and Ajax control toolkit called Profilemine. Profilemine has a unique MySpace profile editor that enables you to edit your actual profile without typing HTML code (not just the CSS). The site includes a number of advanced Ajax-based features such as: Load your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:51 am

3 rating from 44 votes

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Dow Jones Index Ajaxified

Category: Sencha, Showcase

The Dow Jones index site has a new look. They have taken Ext JS and as Claude Betancourt says: “use Ext 1.0 to render the Dow Jones Indexes intraday grid on the homepage and search results page as well as some utilities behind the scenes.”

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am

4.3 rating from 74 votes

ProtoPacked 2.13: Protoype + == 32kb

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

John-David Dalton is up to his packing tricks again, and has created ProtoPacked 2.13: This updated pack includes compressed versions of Prototype: 1.4, 1.5, 1.5.1 and Scriptaculous: 1.7.1_beta2. There is also a “Protoculous” option as well (Prototype and Scriptaculous combined) Smallest files are: Prototype 1.5.1 @ 15.8kb Scriptaculous-1.7.1_beta2 @ 17.9kb Protoculous (1.5.1 + 1.7.1_beta2) @ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:15 am

4.4 rating from 83 votes

Interface Elements for jQuery

Category: jQuery, UI

Interface Elements is to jQuery, as is to Prototype. It contains a slew of UI controls such as: Animate Effects Draggables Droppables Sortables Selectables Resizables Slider Tooltips Slideshow Imagebox Autocompletion Autoscrolling Autoexpander Accordion Tabs in Textareas 3D Carousel Fisheye menu You can see these all in action via the demos which include some real Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

3.1 rating from 73 votes

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Technorati Relaunch

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Dave Sifry announced that Technorati has had a refresh. The core changes are in simplicity, and working across more than just blogs. You will see the moving header across the top, trying to show the live web. The Ajax goodness on Technorati is brought to us via jQuery, as you can see via: < View Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm

2.3 rating from 18 votes

Chat Infection: Embed Web Chat

Category: Chat, Component, JavaScript, Prototype

Todd Fisher has created Chat Infection, a simple chat widget that sits on top of Prototype. You can see Todd’s work via core.js, which is worth looking at to see the Event.onDOMReady(..) and the like. Here is a new room:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:51 am

3.4 rating from 69 votes

MS.Services: A .NET AJAX Data provider

Category: .NET

MSServices is a server-side data processing application for HTTP (AJAX Data provider). It can execute Database SPs, MSMQ, Assemblies, IronPython script and generates JSON, Web Service, Text, Excel or RSS file through HTTP. The system has authentication/authorization, caching, compression and logging support. This allowed you to access URLs such as http://localhost/Web/ from your Ajax applications.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:04 am

4.3 rating from 52 votes

Molu: The Search Spider

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Molu is a search engine created by Himanshu Joshi. The application makes heavy use of Yahoo! UI, and it packs a lot into the results page, including: Open the page inline Squeeze URL Extract links in this page Download this page in PDF format

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:15 am

3.7 rating from 20 votes

Wachovia Bank: Ajax in the mainstream

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Garrett Langley shared that Wachovia bank is using Prototype and in their online banking application. In particular they use XHR to make calls for BillPay data, and use for the transitions and effects.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 am

3.4 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

210 Ajax Frameworks and Counting

Category: Framework, Library

A year ago, I posted this article showing a count of 134 Ajax frameworks, according to the frameworks area on Today, a recount shows there are 210 Ajax frameworks and libraries listed on the site – the real figure is probably much higher, and by the same token, some of those listed may well Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:01 pm

4.4 rating from 31 votes

QueWeb Customer Care GWT Application

Category: GWT, Showcase

Queplix has open sourced a GWT application called QueWeb Customer Care. The application is an example of a desktop-looking app, with a rich tree based view that ties into a lot of data munging.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:58 pm

3.8 rating from 26 votes

Ask Ajaxian: Are there clean techniques for writing JavaScript on the server?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Jim McCabe had a question for the community, so we thought it would be good to hear your thoughts: Over the past year or so I’ve gradually integrated AJAX into a web application. While this is great for our customers, I’m increasingly disturbed by the ugliness of the code on the server side. We have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am

4 rating from 51 votes

MyPunchBowl Helps You Pick a Date

Category: Showcase

MyPunchBowl has a new feature that helps with picking dates for events. I have run into this with scenarios such as poker night. Your group wants to play next week, so you have to work out the night that will work best for the group (most people show up and lose their money to me). Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:05 am

3.2 rating from 19 votes

Monday, May 21st, 2007

The Uncanny Valley of User Interface Design

Category: Articles, Editorial

Bill Higgins wrote about design for the web vs. repeating desktop applications on the web in The Uncanny Valley of User Interface Design. It has stirred up debate on various blogs around the web. Ever since the beginning there has been talk on using web metaphors on the web, and desktop ones on the desktop. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am

3.6 rating from 33 votes

jQuery Roundup: Rails, WordPress, and new plugins

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Library

jQuery has had a recent set of interesting news, so we thought we should write it up: jQuery works nicely with Rails. Geoff Buesing assumed that switching his Rails application from Prototype to jQuery would be a pain, but then discovered that you can write jQuery-formatted Javascript with RJS templates, out-of-the-box, no special helpers or Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

2.1 rating from 100 votes

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