Monday, June 25th, 2007

Safari 3 and CSS 3

Category: Articles, CSS, WebKit

Leland Scott has detailed how well Safari 3 has done with respect to CSS support: Safari 3 / WebKit has implemented 18 of the 19 CSS 3.0 styles so far tackled by any of the major browsers. Firefox is next with 9 of 19. Some of these styles are incredibly cool and powerful, and they’ll Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:11 am

3.9 rating from 36 votes

Why COMET rarely is necessary…

Category: Comet

Frank M. Thürigen has written a simple opinion on Why COMET rarely is necessary…. The example used is our old favourite….. Chat: General rule: If the only way the user has to judge the responsiveness of an application is his own actions – give him an estimated result before the real result appears. Have a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:08 am

3.3 rating from 27 votes

WHATWG to start work on Bible5

Category: Fun

I know it isn’t Friday, but give us a break: After their successful work on HTML5, CSS5, XML5, SVG5, and Web5, the WHATWG has announced that it has started work on a new version of the Bible, to be called “Bible5”. “Initially, one of the most obvious changes will be a change to the ten Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am

3.6 rating from 35 votes

In defense of Ajax for the iPhone

Category: iPhone

Ryan Breen has been reading our coverage on the iPhone and has some opinions that he lays out in defense of Ajax for the iPhone. He comments on the latency issues, how offline storage can come into play, the place for Ajax frameworks, access to “native” features, and community, finishing with: But perhaps the most Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:19 am

4.1 rating from 18 votes

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

iPhone and Ajax: onpinch(), mac simulator, and Cringely

Category: GWT, iPhone, Mobile

The iPhone Ajax buzz continues. Joe Hewitt (Firebug) writes about the new multi-touch events that he hopes show up: I’ve read lots of people, while arguing for why iPhone web apps are lame, assert that web apps won’t be able to take advantage of the iPhone’s multi-touch screen. This is nonsense. I completely expect Apple Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.5 rating from 17 votes

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

FV3: Real Estate Unit Info

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

James MacFarlane developed this real estate map to give real-time data of unit availability in one of our rental developments. You can mouse-over the available units to view the townhouse details, and click to view the floor plan. It’s simple, clean and to the point. The application makes heavy use of Prototype and throughout. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:09 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Pingdom: Load time tester

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Peter Alguacil and his team have created Pingdom, a free tool that tests the load time of websites and all included objects such as images, CSS files, scripts, etc, and shows this information graphically with an Ajax interface.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am

4.2 rating from 37 votes

Magic DOM

Category: JavaScript, Library

Amir Salihefendic has taken the idea from MochiKit and developed a standard alone 2k DOM library called Magic DOM. Instead of writing: < View plain text > javascript var dl = document.createElement(‘dl’); dl.className = ‘my_dl’; var dt_equ = document.createElement(‘dt’); dt_equ.innerHTML = ‘Equipments’; dt_equ.className = ‘my_dt’; dl.appendChild(dt_equ); you would do: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:24 am

2.3 rating from 22 votes

Base diving with Gears

Category: Articles, Gears, Google

Pamela Fox and I have published our first article in a series on Building Ajax Applications with Google APIs. The first article is on Base diving with Google Gears. We took Google Base and created a simple offline application that stores search results. We use the JSON API and store away the feeds in the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:51 am
1 Comment

3.2 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

New Safari / WebKit Inspector

Category: WebKit

The WebKit team announced a new version of the Web inspector that includes: Completely redesigned interface, no longer a transparent panel Works with any WebView inside third-party applications, not just Safari Supports docking to the inspected page Shows all resources included by the page, sorted into categories Global search through all text-based resources Console to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 pm

3.7 rating from 30 votes

GWT Ext Integration

Category: GWT, Sencha

The Ext integration keeps growing. GWT and Ext are a good match, as the widgets fit in nicely with the GWT model. Sanjiv Jivan has created a GWT Ext wrapper and rewrote the Feed Viewer. On the Java side it looks like this: < View plain text > java Toolbar tbar = new Toolbar(Ext.generateId());   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:14 pm

3.9 rating from 72 votes

DP_Debug: JavaScript Debugging Extensions

Category: JavaScript, Library

Jim Davis has released a simple little JavaScript dumping library, DP_Debug, that supports circular and recursive references, most system objects and specifies certain otherwise ambiguous conditions. It allows for depth of recursion control, labeling and interactive collapse/expand of results. It’s based in essence on the ColdFusion CFDUMP. In addition the library allows for simple access Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 pm

3.6 rating from 22 votes

Early Bird Closing for The Ajax Experience

Category: The Ajax Experience

With all that’s going on in the Ajax space lately, we didn’t get a chance to mention that the Early Bird discount closed for the Ajax Experience last week. So, we’ve extended it to this Friday if you use the code “EXTEB” when you register. The first 100 folks to use that code also get Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:23 am
1 Comment

3.4 rating from 27 votes

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Mobile Ajax News: iPhone and Opera Mini

Category: iPhone, Mobile

In Mobile Ajax new, more details on the iPhone were made available, and Opera released a beta of its Opera Mini 4 browser. Opera Mini 4 Opera has given us 10 reasons to love Opera Mini 4 which includes: Surf the Web in style “X marks the spot” — start at the right place Stay Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:15 am

3.2 rating from 28 votes

Spket IDE: Ext Support

Category: JavaScript, Sencha

Spket IDE, an Eclipse plugin, has added rich support for Ext JS. The powerful editor for JavaScript, XUL/XBL and Yahoo! Widget development. It provides features like code completion, syntax highlighting and content outline that helps developers productively create efficient JavaScript code. You can click around code to jump in and out of the codebase, which Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:51 am

4.1 rating from 32 votes

Ajax applications and SEO

Category: Articles

Rich McIver has written a piece on The best ways to incorporate the benefits of Ajax without making your site blind to search engines. The article talks about how not to use cloaking, div layering, and instead: Design your site with degradable AJAX, that way users with JavaScript disabled can view a working version of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am

3.5 rating from 22 votes

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