Monday, September 17th, 2007

Sprinkle In Your JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Jon Davis had a message for us: I’ll make this brief. < View plain text > HTML <script src="sprinkle.js"></script>   <div src="info.html"></div> This is the latest in the client-side includes explosion that started with the colour purple. Take a peak at the sprinkle.js that makes it happen.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 am

2.3 rating from 47 votes

Friday, September 14th, 2007

JSONRequest Extension for Firefox

Category: JavaScript, JSON, Library

Collin Jackson has written a JSONRequest extension for Firefox that exposes the JSONRequest communication API to web pages you visit. It does this by adding a new window.JSONRequest object to your world. An example of using this beast is on the main page itself: < View plain text > javascript function request(method, data) {   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:49 am

3.4 rating from 24 votes

The Digg Oracle: Data mining on the client

Category: Gears, JavaScript, Showcase

Brian Shaler noticed that almost a year ago, Digg removed the “search your own Diggs” feature, to the dismay of thousands of Digg users. To explain why the feature had not yet returned, they cited hardware and software solutions as being very complicated and expensive. Brian decided to re-implement the feature himself using the Digg Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:48 am

3.2 rating from 19 votes

Taking your Web Development skills to the desktop Using Adobe Integrated Runtime

Category: Adobe, Conferences, Presentation

Kevin Hoyt of Adobe gave us a personal tour of how you can take your web development skills to the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). The talk was designed for the Ajax developer, and special emphasis was given to the latest features in the AIR Beta to include: File Pickers Native Clipboard Native Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:18 am

2.7 rating from 38 votes

The Browser.Next List

Category: Browsers, JavaScript

Alex has taken his last post on what he wanted to see from IE, and has gone a little meta, by talking about what he wants to see from all of the browsers, from an Ajax library authors perspective. This is a nice list, and after you read it you realise how you would be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

3 rating from 35 votes

How to build a cross-browser history management system

Category: Browsers, JavaScript

History management comes up often, and Bertrand Le Roy of Microsoft has written about his experience building a cross-browser history management system. Betrand details his foray into dealing with browser quirks of IE, Safari, and Opera: So things are in a pretty grim state currently. It seems like we’re going back (pun intended). We used Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:44 am

3.5 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

SVG on IE via Silverlight via XSLT

Category: Microsoft, SVG

Sam Ruby has done it again, this time taking Toine de Greef’s work and making it better. Now your SVG can work on IE via Silverlight: Cool. SVG to Silverlight via XSLT. But, embedding in HTML using comments? I think I can improve upon that. Demo: Toucan. Rendered using native SVG on recent Gecko, Opera, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:15 am

3.1 rating from 36 votes

Kaazing: Enterprise Comet for Real Time Web 2.0

Category: Comet, Interview

Kaazing is a new startup in the bay area that just announced itself to the world via a press release Kaazing and Terracotta Partner to Deliver Advanced Real-Time Web 2.0 Technology: Kaazing Corporation and Terracotta, Inc. today announced a strategic alliance to deliver the software industry’s most scalable and advanced real-time Web 2.0 technology for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am

2.9 rating from 27 votes

replaceHTML for when innerHTML dogs you down

Category: JavaScript, Library

Steven Levithan, of RegexPal, ran into some performance issues with innerHTML due to the fact that “every keydown event potentially triggers the destruction and creation of thousands of elements” so he started to look into it. He has a test page that demonstrates the issue. Here is some sample input: 1000 elements… innerHTML (destroy only): Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am

4.3 rating from 95 votes

Premature Ajax-ulations: Ajax Security… It’s Still The Web

Category: Security

Bryan Sullivan and Billy Hoffman gave a talk entitled Premature Ajax-ulations that came out of their work looking at Ajax applications, and seeing if they are secure. They came to the common conclusion that Ajax is not inherently insecure, but ignoring security makes it so: “The extra attack surface from Ajax is not from anything Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:03 am

3.7 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Brian Dillard to take the reins on Really Simple History

Category: Ajax

Brian Dillard heard the call and has volunteered to take over maintenance and development of Brad Neuberg’s Really Simple History framework. RSH was created to provide back-button and bookmarking support for Ajax applications. Brad’s been too busy with other projects to upgrade RSH for a variety of new and existing browsers: IE7, Opera, Safari/Mac and Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 4:50 pm

3.5 rating from 40 votes

A Cheaky Way to Style an input type=”file”

Category: CSS, JavaScript

Shaun Inman has got a lovely little hack that allows you to style file inputs with CSS and the DOM. These elements are notoriously painful to deal with, and now we have select boxed playing nice on IE, we need something else to fix up :) How It Works We start with a simple replacement. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:24 am

3.6 rating from 138 votes

ActiveState announces The Open Komodo Project

Category: Programming, Toolkit

ActiveState have announced the launch of The Open Komodo Project which will offer an open source code base from which to develop integrated development environments. The Open Komodo Project, based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, is a new initiative by ActiveState to create an open source platform for building developer environments. The Open Komodo Project Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:00 am

3.3 rating from 31 votes

YUI Dom Collection’s Region methods to the rescue!

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Yahoo!

One of the reason’s I like reading articles by Christian Heilmann is because of his innovative solutions to common problems and his ability to clearly explain the rationale behind the solutions. I was first exposed to this when I was reading his book, Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax. I became a fan then Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am

3.3 rating from 23 votes

Video: Steve Souders, Chief Performance Yahoo for Yahoo!, discusses site performance

Category: Performance, Yahoo!

By now, most have read Yahoo!’s Thirteen Simple Rules for Speeding Up Your Web Site as well as used the YSlow Firefox extension to determine how pages are performing. Sometimes, though, its just better to actually see and hear the concepts to get a good grasp of things. Now you can see a video of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Yahoo! introduces new “Vote to Promote” pattern

Category: Yahoo!

Yahoo! is known for having a comprehensive design patterns library providing patterns for a variety of use cases. Their newest pattern aims to tackle Digg & Reddit types of scenarios in which a user wants to “promote a particular piece of content in a community pool of submissions”. Rationale This pattern has come to popularity Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

3.1 rating from 22 votes

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