Friday, August 31st, 2007

DatePicker using Prototype and Scriptaculous

Category: Component, Prototype, Scriptaculous

Until we get <input type=”date” /> into the browsers, we will need to create data pickers. DatePicker is a simple one that users Prototype and Script.aculo.us, and does the basics well (although the fade can be a touch annoying to me). It is very simple to use too: HTML4 < view plain text > <script Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am
27 Comments

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4.2 rating from 147 votes

Long Pages Work!

Category: Editorial

Peter Van Dijck thinks that long pages work and he points to Wikipedia and pages like this as proof. The content + a lot of comments world can definitely make sense. You can use Cmd+F to hunt around, and the main content is still at the top. We have in the past been obsessed with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:20 am
14 Comments

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3.6 rating from 31 votes

WCAG 1.0 Accessible News Slider

Category: Accessibility, jQuery

Everyone’s throwing up JavaScript functionality left and right, most of the time without giving any thought to accessibility. Not so for Brian Reindel who has created an accessible news slider component which meets the requirements of the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Brian really gave the development of this jQuery plugin some good thought Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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4.3 rating from 42 votes

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Building a Flex DataGrid

Category: Adobe, Tutorial

Here’s the first entry in what we hope will become a regular feature on Ajaxian. The Ajaxian Featured Tutorial will feature a tutorial that we’ve found interesting and we think the community will enjoy. Now granted, we realize that not everyone will find it interesting and we’re okay with that. We want to spread the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:45 am
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3.3 rating from 33 votes

TrimPath Junction: A walk through

Category: Articles, Gears, JavaScript

Jack Herrington and Steve Yen have put together a nice little article introducing TrimPath Junction: Junction is an all JavaScript framework that closely models the Ruby on Rails model-view-controller design pattern and implementation. And with the help of the Helma JavaScript web server, it runs the same code both on the client and on the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:45 am
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4.2 rating from 10 votes

Video brief on the qooxdoo Framework

Category: Interview

Andreas Ecker, project lead of qooxdoo, sat down to have a chat about the state of the project, how it works, what it does, how it compares to other frameworks like GWT, and how it integrates with third party development environments from Borland and the Eclipse Foundation.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:13 am
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4.4 rating from 43 votes

Ajax View: Remotely Monitoring Client-side Web App Performance and Behavior

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Emre Kıcıman and Benjamin Livshits of Microsoft research have created a new project called Ajax View: The goal of the Ajax View project is to improve developer’s visibility into and control over their web applications’ behaviors on end-user’s desktops. The Ajax View approach is to insert a server-side proxy (or web server plugin) in-between the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:31 am
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3.3 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

YAML the CSS framework

Category: CSS, Framework, Utility

When I first saw an email from Dirk Jesse about YAML, I was instantly in Ruby mode. Then as I read I realised that he was talking about a totally different YAML, his own CSS framework “Yet Another Multicolumn Layout” (compareble to YUI Grids or blueprint) that is designed for creating flexible float-based multicolumn css-layouts. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:01 pm
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4.3 rating from 42 votes

Google Gears 0.2 Developer Release

Category: Gears, Google

The Gears team has rev’d a new version aimed at developers. This release isn’t going to propagate to end-user machines yet, as we want to time to hear from the community on the new features and APIs. Speaking of which… What’s new? Cross Origin API Until now, there was no way to talk past the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am
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4.6 rating from 89 votes

CompressorRater: Compare the squeeze

Category: Performance

The JavaScript camp can get a bit obsessed with squeezing, and Arthur Blake’s CompressorRater tells you how far you can go: There are many tools available that can help you compress your JavaScript code but it can be time consuming and difficult to analyze which tool work the best for a given situation. The goal Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:40 am
10 Comments

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4.7 rating from 21 votes

Joseph Smarr: “High-Performance JavaScript: Why Everything You’ve Been Taught is Wrong”

Category: Presentation

Joseph Smarr gave a talk at Yahoo! with a pretty provocative title: High-Performance JavaScript: Why Everything You’ve Been Taught is Wrong. He discusses some of his findings in performance such as, the Plaxo team found that in some cases they could achieve substantial gains by attaching event handlers inline using DOM level 0 syntax (e.g. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:48 am
15 Comments

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4.3 rating from 29 votes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

New Technology: Dynamic Resizing of Images

Category: Adobe, Presentation

TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington reported 2 days ago about a new technology, created by Dr. Ariel Shamir and Dr. Shai Avidan, that could have a dramatic impact on the dynamic nature of web pages. The technology allows for the dynamic resizing of images and from the video demo, looks like it works very fluidly. He even Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:56 pm
20 Comments

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4.7 rating from 76 votes

AjaxRain.com gets a facelift, tops 600+ Ajax/JS/RIA controls

Category: Ajax, Plugins, Roundup

AjaxRain.com, the site dedicated to aggregating Ajax, JavaScript and RIA controls & libraries, has gotten a cool facelift and some much needed features. On top of that, they continue to post controls at an amazing rate with 638 submissions at last count. Some of the new nuggets include: Storing favorites Comments Voting on entries Date Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:00 pm
11 Comments

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4.1 rating from 14 votes

eBay’s “San Dimas” desktop application hits v0.6

eBay’s continues plugging away at the San Dimas desktop application announcing their new v.06 beta release and making an open call for more beta testers. The new release of the Adobe AIR application includes: Improved Speed and System Resource Usage Revamped My eBay information based on user feedback Alerts and Notes A new My Messages Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:50 am
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3.5 rating from 10 votes

Cerny.js: Schema for JSON

Category: JavaScript, JSON, Library

Cerny.js brings you the fun and frolics you have grown to love from XML schema: A Cerny Schema allows us to validate a JavaScript object. If an object passes the validation, we can be sure that certain statements are true for the object, if it fails validation, the validation report will inform us, which statements Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am
11 Comments

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2.9 rating from 21 votes

Create your own iGoogle with Prototype

Category: Prototype

Sébastien Gruhier, AKA Mr. Proto, is at it again coming up with a new Portal class for Prototype which gives you that ability to create a UI like NetVibes or iGoogle. For those that don’t know, Sébastien is also the author of the very sweet and popular Prototype Window and Carousel classes. The Prototype Portal Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am
13 Comments

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3.6 rating from 97 votes

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