Friday, November 30th, 2007

Thomas Fuchs uses Script.aculo.us 2.0 on his own site

Category: JavaScript, Library, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Thomas Fuchs is back in the consulting game and his new site gives us another glimpse of Script.aculo.us 2.0 abilities. The photo zooming? javascript < view plain text > Effect.PhotoZoom = Class.create(Effect.Element, {   setup: function() {     var currentHeight = $(‘text’).getHeight();         var newHTML = this.element.next(‘div.text’).innerHTML;         Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:13 am
14 Comments

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3.5 rating from 48 votes

Placeshout: New Rails based Geo-cool site

Category: Mapping, Ruby, Showcase

Andre Lewis has a new site out there, Placeshout which offers a way to quickly call out your favourites place in various locations. You could argue that we have other places for this… Yelp for example, or My Maps themselves. So, why Placeshout? Sometimes, you just want a quick suggestion When Andre and I are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:05 am
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2.8 rating from 18 votes

Brendan Eich: JavaScript 2 evolution and the myth busting Tracing JIT

Category: Presentation

I love watching Brendan Eich speak. You know that before long you will be deep into a topic, and if you slip up for a minute you will be hopelessly behind. You have to listen closely. Even if you do, you will probably think that you missed a lot of it. Brendan has posted his Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am
8 Comments

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3.7 rating from 27 votes

HeatColor – Firing up elements based on values

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

Using color has been a tried and true method of representing importance or value in a UI. Whether it’s negative balance or indicating a successful process, color helps to convey your message much more effectively then plain old text. Josh Nathanson came up with an interesting jQuery plugin called HeatColor which assigns colors to elements Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:45 am
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3.5 rating from 13 votes

Bug: Object Killing in IE7

Category: JavaScript

Jon Sykes thinks he has found a bizarre bug in IE7. Since Microsoft has 34 QA people per developer, surely not! ;) He told us: There is a bug in IE7 where by a line of code inside a conditional statement that NEVER runs, can cause an object that is set with a fairly standard Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:16 am
20 Comments

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4 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Widgets and Gadgets

Category: Google, Widgets, Yahoo!

We have had a couple of interesting announcements in the worlds of Widgadgets. First, Yahoo! launched a new version of the Widget platform: Yahoo! Widgets 4.5, and second, Google Gadgets have gone across another platform, with new support for the Mac and Dashboard. Yahoo! Widgets 4.5 What’s New for Widget developers: Yahoo! Widgets 4.5 now Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:00 pm
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2.6 rating from 21 votes

Rolling your own GWT Hyperlink class

Category: GWT, JavaScript

From reading his post, Ivan Moscoso definitely has too much time on his hands as he decided to see how easy it was to set the status bar text when hovering over a link in GWT: It’s Wednesday, and you have had it up to here with the weather. There’s nothing on TV and you’ve Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:33 am
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3.3 rating from 29 votes

ColdFusion 8 Grid Magic

Category: Adobe, Ajax, ColdFusion

Scott Bennett put up two nice postings which demonstrate how to extend ColdFusion 8′s built-in Grid control. I’ve mentioned before that CF8 uses Ext v1.0 and as such offers a ton of flexibility not generally mentioned in the CF documentation. Grid Validation In his first post, Scott shows how to implement validation of CFGrid data. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am
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3.3 rating from 45 votes

New CSS JavaScript Library

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Library, MooTools

Marat Denenberg has continued the trend of CSS frameworks by taking Mootools and creating CSS.js. The library sits on top of CSS itself and gives you: Programmatic CSS Browser Compatibility Custom CSS Properties With programmatic css, you can use loops to generate CSS that might have taken pages to type out. You can have CSS Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:09 am
12 Comments

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3.3 rating from 35 votes

Nintendo relaunches with Dojo, Mootools, and more

Category: Dojo, MooTools, Showcase

Nintendo.com has relaunched, and a view source shows you that it now sports Dojo, Mootools, and much more script. As you hunt around for where you will see fun stuff in action you will find the game guide: Take a peak and you see how they use inline templating. HTML4 < view plain text > Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:42 am
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2.9 rating from 33 votes

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: JavaScript Basics

Category: JavaScript, Tutorial

I have to say that at one point, I truly thought that JavaScript was using some type of “black magic”. Things such as closures really threw me for a loop and I was fortunate to have some good folks to walk me through some of the tougher concepts. Not everyone is as lucky and thankfully, Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am
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2.6 rating from 41 votes

Genfavicon: A favicon generator

Category: Ajax, jQuery, UI

Adding to the long list of generator-style sites is the latest addition called Genfavicon. Using jQuery for it’s DOM manipulation and Ajax work, the site actually does a pretty decent job of creating the cool little favicons used throughout the web. You have the option of either specifying a URL for the image you’d like Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am
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2.9 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

TWikiStudio on Ext

Category: Sencha, Showcase

Dov Katz ported the TWiki install for JSLoader to use Ext 2.0. The end result is TWikiStudio, a nice looking tool for managing (view/edit/search) a TWiki (twiki.org) installation.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
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3.2 rating from 24 votes

MooTools Calendar Component

Category: Calendar, Component, JavaScript, MooTools

We just featured SCal, and now we have a MooTools Calendar component created by Aeron Glemann. I have tried to make Calendar as semantic as possible–with proper usage of CAPTION, THEAD, TBODY, TH and TD elements–and lots of CSS styling hooks. View the Calendar stylesheet for examples of the CSS; see the Styling Your Calendar Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:58 am
16 Comments

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4.1 rating from 98 votes

Safari CSS Reference

Category: CSS, Tip, WebKit

Do you want to have one place that tells you about all of the Safari properties? Now we have it. The reference shows not only the standard properties and how Safari handles them, but also all of the -webkit-* properties such as -webkit-border-top-right-radius:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:49 am
9 Comments

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3.3 rating from 23 votes

CrossFrame: a Safe Communication Mechanism Across Documents and Across Domains

Category: JavaScript, Security, Yahoo!

Julien Lecomte has written about CrossSafe, a “safe communication mechanism across documents and across domains”. We already have some solutions such as the URL fragment identifier or the Flash LocalConnection object, so why did Julien see the need for this? CrossFrame is a variant of the URL fragment identifier mechanism. In the original technique, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:45 am
5 Comments

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4.2 rating from 32 votes

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