Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Google Mashup Editor powered by GWT

Category: Google, GWT

I sometimes get asked “why doesn’t Google eat it’s dogfood and use GWT”. I normally point them too: GWT has been out for just over a year (> 1 million downloads), so it is obvious that properties from 4 years ago may not be running GWT :) There are several parts of Google that do Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:59 am

3.6 rating from 32 votes

Edge.js: Mask your images with unobtrusive JavaScript

Category: Canvas, JavaScript, Library

Christian Effenberger is back with some more Canvas goodness. He has created Edge.js, a library that lets you apply an image mask (in the form of another image) to any image via unobtrusive CSS. You initialize via: < View plain text > javascript <script type="text/javascript"> var mask2load = new Array(); mask2load[0] = "masks/8bit/crippleedge.png"; mask2load[1] = Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am

4.2 rating from 63 votes

Really Simple Data: YAYAML

Category: JavaScript, Library

It was a pleasure to meet Dan Yoder last week, and right after the conference he pings me with an idea he cooked up called Really Simple Data. RSD is another data format. Yup, you got it, yet another yaml :) It tries to achive: The quote-free simplicity of CSS. The flexibility of YAML. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:07 am

3.1 rating from 16 votes

Safari on the iPhone update fixes and breaks events

Category: iPhone

There was a lot of discussion around events and Safari on the iPhone, when it first came out. Neil Roberts of SitePen has noted that with the iPhone 1.0.1 update, we have some fixes, and some new issues: I’ve been following John Gruber on Twitter, who just noticed that the iPhone update (1.0.1) now updates Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am

3.9 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Stuffing more Ajax in the Backpack

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Backpack, the simple web-based manager of to-dos, notes, ideas, and schedules from 37 Signals, has had an upgrade. The team discussed some of the changes, and the biggest addition is the ability to move any “widget” (note, to-do list, picture gallery, etc.) anywhere on the page, or even to another page. We talked to Sam Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:50 am

3.6 rating from 28 votes

Ext 1.1 Released

Category: Component, Sencha

Ext JS is the Ajax community’s answer to, “Yes, but does it look wicked cool?” Several folks pointed us to yesterday’s release of Ext 1.1: The Ext team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Ext v1.1 for download. The 1.1 version includes the new stand-alone version of Ext, a lightweight HTML editor, a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

2 rating from 332 votes

Bubble 2.0?

Category: Editorial, Web20

The sky is falling! Every publication has to have it’s resident curmudgeon. It’s a franchise, and PC Magazine’s is held down by John Dvorak. Now he’s moaning about a dot-com bubble redux involving Web 2.0 based companies. Each of these bubbles had a distinctive theme. For the dot-com bubble, it was e-commerce—it really should have Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 6:30 am

3.7 rating from 26 votes

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for July, 2007: iPhone and the Plugin Wars

Category: Roundup

The summer is traditionally a slow time, but this July had some fun happenings. The iPhone buzz continued, and Episode 2: The Plugin Wars continued. Mozilla announced that their front was moving the battle to enemy territory. Brendan Eich said, “If we fight them over in IE, they won’t come fight us over here” ;) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.1 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

YUI 2.3 Released: Rich Text Editor, Components, and Themes

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit, Yahoo!

YUI 2.3 has been released with six new components, as well as a skinning architecture and a new look for the components. Features Rich Text Editor: Cross-browser support has always been a major challenge for RTEs, and we think you’ll be impressed with how well this editor works across the various environments. You can instantiate Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:18 am

3.8 rating from 52 votes

Audible Ajax Episode 22: Joe Hewitt on Firebug, Firefox, and iUI

Category: Firefox, Interview, iPhone, Podcasts, Utility

This is Joe Hewitt week. We were fortunate enough to find some time to chat with Joe about a myriad of topics. These topics ranged from: Firebug: How Firebug came about, tips and tricks and hidden toys, and YSlow Browsers: We had a fun chat about the history of Firefox, and how Gecko and Webkit Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

4.6 rating from 99 votes

InputDraw: Allow Drawing in Forms

Category: Component, Flash, SVG

Ever wanted to let your users draw in a form field? <InputDraw/> lets you do just that, saving the results as SVG for you to include in a form field. It’s based on Flash and is easy to use: < View plain text > HTML <script src="swfobject.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="inputdraw.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <div id="place"></div>   <input Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

4.1 rating from 33 votes

pzImageCombine: One image for CSS clipping

Category: CSS, Performance, Utility

Various people have documented the clipping technique of taking one large image, and showing a piece of it in a particular place, thus combining X numbers of images into one download. Alexander Graef has created a tool to automate this task for you called pzImageCombine. It allows you to choose an image directory and combine Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:34 am

3.4 rating from 18 votes

Keybindings in Web Browsers

Category: Articles

Marc Englund of IT Mill has done a study on Keybindings in Web browsers and how compatible they all are: Modern browsers do provide built-in ways to navigate web-pages with the keyboard, but usually you have to use multiple keystrokes to get to a link or button, before you can ‘click’ it – and although Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:28 am

4.3 rating from 26 votes

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