Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Should we use CSS frameworks?

Category: CSS

Last month, we posted about the Blueprint & YAML CSS frameworks and reactions to the frameworks were mixed. Some folks absolutely loved it while others considered them a crutch for non-CSS savvy developers. So should CSS frameworks be used? Gary Barber & Jonthan Christopher offer their perspectives on where CSS frameworks should fit. Jonathan offered Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

4 rating from 39 votes

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

jQuery v1.2: Major new release, sneak peak at jQuery UI

Category: Ajax, jQuery

Hot on the heels of the jQuery v1.1.4 release, John Resig and the jQuery team put the pedal to the metal and announced their newest release, jQuery v1.2. This is a massive new release of jQuery that’s been a long time in the making – and it’s ready for your consumption! This release is feature Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:45 am

1.5079082349081E+17 rating from 367 votes

Making offline web applications even simpler:

Category: Offline

Ian Hickson has been doing a great job defining how web pages can declare themselves as applications, and can thus work offline. He has seen that there is a common case, which is “When you build a true web application, many people do so via the single page model”. If you take this assumption, wouldn’t Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:41 am

3.4 rating from 27 votes

Sybase Shows Auto Change Tracking and Syncing with Google Gears and iAnywhere

Category: Gears, Google, Offline

Eric Farrar of Sybase iAnywhere has been developing a prototype that allows direct database-to-database synchronization of a Gears application to Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and Sybase databases. We asked Eric about his work and he told us: At Sybase iAnywhere we provide a data sync infrastructure for mobile and remote apps. The Background Sync architecture Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am

3.9 rating from 16 votes

Qooxdoo Tech Talk Presentation

Category: JavaScript, Library, Qooxdoo

The first of our recorded sessions from The Ajax Experience (East coast coming!) is now live. You can view the presentation on qooxdoo, with Andreas Ecker, Project Lead of qooxdoo and Derrell Lipman, qooxdoo Team Member. qooxdoo is a comprehensive and innovative Open Source JavaScript framework. In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage qooxdoo Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:48 am

3.8 rating from 38 votes

Monday, September 10th, 2007

CrossSafe: Secure Cross Domain JSON

Category: Security

Kris Zyp has just released a beta version of CrossSafe, a tool that provides secure cross domain JSON requests and partially implements the JSONRequest specification (the get and cancel methods). You can also see a demonstration where you can pull information from Yahoo’s web services, Brad Neuberg’s transclusion web service, and a JSON object database Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:00 am

3.9 rating from 28 votes

The Ajax Experience East: Early Bird Deadline Approaching

Category: Conferences, The Ajax Experience

Time is flying by. This Friday (9/14) is the Early Bird deadline for The Ajax Experience East coast conference, taking place on October 24-26th in Boston. There are a few changes taking place at this conference that I want to fill you in on: Tutorials: We had people asking for a set of tutorials, so Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am
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2.9 rating from 16 votes

SmoothGallery 2.0:

Category: JavaScript, Library

Jonathan Schemoul has released SmoothGallery 2.0, a javascript gallery and slideshow system allowing you to have simple and smooth (cross-fading…) image galleries, slideshows, showcases and more. Why would you use this over others out there? Jon thinks that: Unlike other systems out there, JonDesign’s SmoothGallery is designed from the ground up to be standard compliant: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:03 am

3.5 rating from 53 votes

Asynchronous File Upload with YUI

Category: Examples, Yahoo!

Cuong Tham has written up an example of implementing asynchronous file upload using YUI. His example walks through the steps required to build the functionality, and ends up with the following simple meat: < View plain text > javascript function init(){   var onUploadButtonClick = function(e){     //the second argument of setForm is crucial, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:34 am

2.9 rating from 54 votes

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Extending ColdFusion’s Ajax and UI capabilities

Category: Ajax, ColdFusion, Sencha

Now that ColdFusion 8 has a bit of built-in Ajax and UI controls, its time to show CF developers some love by dropping a quick set of tutorials into the hopper for them. Something that a lot of CF developers don’t know is that many of these new UI controls are based on the Ext Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:09 pm

3.9 rating from 38 votes

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Protoscript: Prototype web apps with a JSON DSL

Category: JavaScript, Library

Bill Scott of Yahoo! showed us an early version of Protoscript at The Ajax Experience. He got some good feedback, and has just announced the first version. He will be speaking on this and more at the upcoming Ajax Experience show, so come to chat with him about it. What is Protoscript? Protoscript is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:57 am

3.7 rating from 28 votes

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Understanding CSS floating

Category: CSS

One of the hardest concepts to grasp in CSS is how to float elements. In order to create a good layout you need to understand this concept in order to know how your elements will be handled within the flow of your page. The team at Max Design have created an excellent tutorial, aptly called Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:37 am

3.8 rating from 29 votes

Google Book Search: Now with clipping

Category: Google, Showcase

We covered the Ajax upgrade to Google Book Search, and it just got a nice new feature. You can now share clippings from public domain books. All you have to do is click on the new clipping icon, and select the area you wish to clip: At this point you can choose whether you just Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am
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3.4 rating from 14 votes

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Extending DOM elements Prototype’s

Category: Prototype

The Prototype framework continues to be a popular solution for client-side development and with the renewed development efforts by the Prototype team, looks stronger than ever. In this example-oriented tutorial, Juriy Zaytsev, who authored the very popular Context Menu plugin for Prototype, discusses how to use Element.addMethods method of Prototype to extend DOM elements with Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:46 am

2.5 rating from 44 votes

On Browser WYSIWYG

Category: RichTextWidget

Alex is on a roll (just call him butter!) and has written about the state of browser WYSIWYG editing: The state of in-browser WYSIWYG is somewhere between pitiful and mind-numbingly painful. Opera and Safari have pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and soon all the major browsers will be at the same level of awful, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am

3.6 rating from 18 votes

Lazy Load Plugin for jQuery

Category: JavaScript, Library

Mika Tuupola took inspiration from the YUI ImageLoader and created a lazy load plugin for jQuery. You can see the difference in action by comparing the lazy page to the “normal” agressive image downloader page. To use the library, after script src’ing it you can simply: < View plain text > javascript $("img").lazyload(); Or you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:25 am

4.1 rating from 44 votes

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