Monday, December 24th, 2007

High Performance Ajax Applications

Category: Performance, Presentation, Yahoo!

Julien Lecomte gave a talk at Yahoo! on

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 am
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Good Things Should Never End

Just in time for the holiday season, here’s a fun little promotional site from Orange UK. Good Things Should Never End follows a rainbow through an infinitude of psychadelic sights and sounds, which is to say that this site scrolls downwards forever. Aside from the idea itself, there are a few nice features here. Firstly, Read the rest…

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2.9 rating from 19 votes

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Packing Down Prototype

Category: Prototype

In the world of client-side development, page size definitely matters and John-David Dalton is doing his best to improve this. Awhile back, he took on the task of trying to determine how to best optimize the 120k+ Prototype and Script.aculo.us libraries and get the best compression out of the files. He’s done an absolutely fabulous Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:55 am
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Wii Opera SDK

Category: Games

Daniel Gump has created a set of wrapper classes to form an SDK for Opera on the Wii which covers different ground compared to the Wii Remote API that we posted about Classes: Comm – Allows communication between players online Drawing – Plot polygons and images to a drawing canvas ThreeD – 3D matrix math Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:08 am
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Dean Edwards releases base2 and base2.DOM beta

Category: JavaScript, Library

Dean Edwards has put base2 and base2.DOM out in beta: From now on base2 will be served from a permanent URL on googlecode. The URL will reflect the version number of the library. You can find the current (beta) libraries here. base2.DOM has had a few months to mature now and there are no outstanding Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:01 am
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Unique Skins for the iPhone, Wii, and more… all with Ajax and Flex

Category: Showcase

It’s probably a touch too late for this xmas, but Unique Skins is a nice showcase of blending Flex and traditional Ajax. The site allows you to skin a device such as a Wii or an iPhone, and it gives you a visual way to get creative. Mike Potter tells us more: The editor for Read the rest…

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Thursday, December 20th, 2007

JavaScript Benchmarks

Category: JavaScript

Can JavaScript performance become a big selling point for browser acceptance? That’s what Jeff Atwood is speculating as he put several browsers through the WebKit SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark. The tests evaluate the performance of a browser’s implementation of JS language only and claims to be a real world, balanced and statistically sound testing suite. Jeff Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:35 am
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DWR State of the Union

Category: Dojo, DWR

When the news broke that DWR had joined the Dojo Foundation, it left a lot of questions regarding the future of the DWR framework. Joe Walker aims to address the future of DWR in his recent post, DWR: State of the Union. So DWR is now part of the Dojo Foundation. I thought it would Read the rest…

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ChartMaker: Ext 2 UI on top of the Google Chart API

Category: Google, Sencha, Showcase

Reposted from my personal blog entry on ChartMaker. I had an 11 hour flight from London to SFO. What was I going to do? I had a couple of books with me. The in-flight movies were average, and even in business class they didn’t have the on-demand system, so if you missed the start you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:12 am
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Remember, the Milk has spilled on your Gmail

Category: Firefox, Google, Showcase

We blogged about the Gmail helper API in November, and the good folks at Remember The Milk have used the API to add tasks to the Gmail interface in a nice mashup: Yup, that’s RTM in there! Remember The Milk for Gmail is a Firefox extension that lets you do all kinds of crazy cool Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:46 am
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Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Build your first Adobe AIR app

Category: Adobe

With all of the press surrounding Adobe AIR, I’m sure many of you have been chomping at the bit to give it a go. Jonathan Snook shows you how in his tutorial, Christmas Is In The AIR. AIR is Adobe’s answer to leveraging existing web technologies for building desktop applications and it’s a cool bit Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am
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Mapper.js 1.0: Highlighting for imagemaps

Category: Canvas, JavaScript, Library

Christian Effenberger has doubled up to release Mapper.js 1.0, a library that allows you to add automatic area highlighting to image maps on webpages. It uses unobtrusive javascript to keep the code clean. It works in all the major browsers – Mozilla Firefox 1.5+, Opera 9+, Safari and IE6+. On older browsers, it can use Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:15 am
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

IE 8 now doesn’t trip on Acid

Category: CSS, IE

Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of the IE team, has posted that IE 8 now renders the Acid 2 face: I’m delighted to tell you that on Wednesday, December 12, Internet Explorer correctly rendered the Acid2 page in IE8 standards mode. While supporting the features tested in Acid2 is important for many reasons, it is just Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:43 pm
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3D Panorama in JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

John Dyer has created his own 3D panorama trick in JavaScript. His code takes a large panorama, and “creates a series of div columns, and then puts copies of the image in each column. As you move your mouse across the image, it stretches the columns vertically along a sin curve to fake the 3D Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:53 am
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3.4 rating from 42 votes

Comparing the evolution of Java and JavaScript

Category: Articles, Java, JavaScript

Java and JavaScript share the first four letters of their name, and have an entangled past. Joe Walker has an interesting little take on the evolution of the languages that shows some mirror images such as: It’s interesting that the current simple version of JavaScript already has the features (i.e. closures) that people want to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:46 am
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CSS Text Wrap: Squeeze that text around any line

Category: CSS, Utility

Sick of those straight lines that your text follows? Rounded corners can only do so much? Now, a new tool is here to help you out: CSS Text Wrap. The CSS Text Wrapper allows you to easily make HTML text wrap in shapes other than just a rectangle. You can make text wrap around curves, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:57 am
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