Friday, September 7th, 2007

IE Microformats Bookmarklet

Category: Browsers, JavaScript

Remy Sharp has ported his Microformats Bookmarklet to IE. The bookmarklet scans the page for microformats and allows the user to download individual items. For some good microformat reading: Part I – Traditional HTML Semantics Part II – Standardizing Vocabularies Part III – Directions in HTML Semantics

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:32 am
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Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Web Developers, Where Are We Now?

Category: Articles, Browsers

Alex Russell isn’t known for holding back his opinions. He continues his tradition of calling issues to our attention in his piece on Where are we now?. This article takes a look back to his posting, 1.5 years ago, on the state of things at that point…. and what he would like to see. He Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:16 am
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1.1363636363633E+197 rating from 176 votes

Ext 2.0: Scrolling Tabs, Anchor Layout, the Web Desktop, and more

Category: JavaScript, Library, Sencha

Back when it was YUI-EXT the framework was immediately impressive because of the level of detail on the UI and look & feel. You could see that Jack wasn’t just thowing out code willy nilly. He was architecting a good looking overarching framework. It was consistent. It had nice touches. It just looked good! Now Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:39 am
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ipodtouch.ajaxian.com?

Category: iPhone, WebKit

The reach of your iphone.*.com domain has now grown as some are talking about. With the iPod Touch release, there are soon going to be a LOT of users of the Mobile Safari browser. There will be a large set of people who want the WiFi iPod, but don’t need the phone. Also, for those Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:15 am
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3.6 rating from 23 votes

Silverlight 1.0 Released: Linux via Moonlight and Expression Encoder

Category: .NET, Microsoft

Microsoft’s Silverlight 1.0 has been released. They seem to be touting the media side of things strongest (a.k.a. Kill Flash): Built-in codec support for playing VC-1 and WMV video, and MP3 and WMA audio within a browser. The VC-1 codec is a big step forward for incorporating media within a web experience – since it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:03 am
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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Snook gives Adobe AIR a try

Category: Adobe

It looks like everyone wants to put out some form of Adobe AIR application and Twitter-based apps seem to be all of the rage, possibly because of the ease of integrating with Twitter’s API. Apparently, Jonathan Snook didn’t want to be left out of the fun and created his new Twitter app appropriately called Snitter: Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:30 pm
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3.4 rating from 22 votes

First milestone of next gen Spring Web Flow released, now includes the Ext framework

The Spring Framework continues to evolve releasing the first milestone of their next generation Spring Web Flow product: The overall goal of Spring Web Flow 2.0 is to formally take the product from what it is today, a framework used primarily to implement linear wizards, to what it was always designed to become: a universal Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:19 am
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Gears Case Study: What we learned from Remember The Milk

Category: Articles, Gears, Google, Offline, Showcase

As I posted on the Google Gears Blog: Omar Kilani of Remember The Milk took the time to write up his teams experience in Taking web applications offline with Google Gears. The article moves past an introduction to delve into the design decisions around an offline-capable architecture, and user messaging and presentation of state. We Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:15 am
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Update to Internet Explorer’s Cookie Jar

Category: Microsoft

The IE team has update d the Internet Explorer Cookie Jar by bringing the cookie limit to 50 per domain, in line with Firefox. This doesn’t mean that we should go out and start creating new cookies willy-nilly though, and in fact they strongly sugest that we “watch our weight”: You might be tempted to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am
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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

JSONPath: XPath for JSON Structures

Category: JSON, Library

Stefan Gössner thought that there should be a benefit in having some kind of XPath4JSON. He ended up creating JSONPath, “a lightweight component that allows to find and extract relevant portions out of JSON structures on the client as well as on the server.” Given the JSON structure: [json] { “store”: { “book”: [ { Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
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3.9 rating from 30 votes

Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms

Category: Usability

Luke Wroblewski has been doing some research for his new book and took a look at some eye-tracking and usability studies to do with web form design. He wrote up his findings in Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms, where he discusses alignment, differentiating paths, and placement of various pieces of the form layout: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:24 am
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Let’s compile a list of Ajax, CSS, DOM and JS-related resources

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

I see new folks getting into JavaScript, CSS, DOM and Ajax development everyday and a lot of them have a real hard time finding good information to learn by. So I thought it would be a good idea to start building a list of resources that can help developers get up to speed with these Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am
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Opera 9.5 Alpha release reviewed. Gets some nice goodies.

Category: Opera

CyberNet News has got a review of the alpha release of Opera 9.5, which is due out Tuesday, Sept. 4th: It looks like the Opera team really focused on the rendering engine, with some fast results displayed during CyberNet’s review. Ryan, CyberNet’s reviewier: …decided to do a rather unofficial speed test to see how fast Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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Adobe Flex vs. Gaia Ajax Widgets: The gloves come off!

Category: Adobe, Ajax

Holy cow! Thomas Hansen of Frost Innovation really threw down the gauntlet by taking Adobe Flex to task with his post, 7 reasons not to consider Adobe Flex [and how Gaia compares]. Now, I’m not familiar enough with either Flex or Gaia to make a determination as to whether Thomas’ claims are on target or Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am
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3 rating from 61 votes

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for August, 2007: CSS frameworks and the reboot of top frameworks

Category: Roundup

August is often a slow month. The summer is in full effect, which can lead to chill out time. It didn’t feel slow to me though, in fact, it has picked up a lot in the last few weeks. I have seen a noticeable increase in the number of submissions that we receive, and interesting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:06 pm
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Dojo powering some big players

Category: Dojo

The Dojo team released v0.9 last week which included some big enhancements to the Dijit component library, the core of Dojo and DojoX. While its always good to hear about new features coming out, it’s equally important to know who is benefiting from the enhancements. Alex Russell, lead developer of the Dojo project, did just Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:00 am
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