Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Smart GWT 2.0 turns a year old and get a blue skin for its birthday

Category: GWT, Sencha

Sanjiv Jivan has released Smart GWT 2.0, a big release for the project. The core updates are: GWT 2.0 support Smart GWT supports GWT 2.0 and continues to remain compatible with GWT 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. This release is a drop-in upgrade for users of earlier versions of Smart GWT. The API’s of Smart GWT Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:00 am
14 Comments

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3.6 rating from 57 votes

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Scripty2 in the wiiiild

Category: Scriptaculous

Thomas Fuchs has some new controls and functionality to show us inthis scripty2 preview: Try the scripty2 UI demos! (alpha version, so there are some kinks!) Those controls are written with the super-nice Prototype class system and custom events, so they’re super-tweakable and make it a snap to create extensions and customized versions. More controls Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:37 am
43 Comments

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2.9 rating from 49 votes

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

PastryKit: An iPhone Webdev Library from … Apple

Category: iPhone, Library, Mobile

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:31 pm
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4.3 rating from 30 votes

Weelya Announces Ajax Push Engine (APE) v1.0

Category: Comet

The team at Weelya announced v1.0 of the Open source APE JavaScript Framework & APE Server, their comet-based push engine created to ease the client/server communication. New features in APE 1.0: New and improved communication protocol : Entirely using JSON and fully extensible. Several commands can be nested in one request. New transport methods : Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:40 am
12 Comments

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4.2 rating from 36 votes

Downloadify – create downloads on the fly without server interaction

Category: Flash, JavaScript

Downloadify is an interesting solution to offer files as downloads without having to create temporary files and loop through a script that sets a force-download header. As shown in the demo page offering a file for download and setting its content is as easy as this: < View plain text > javascript Downloadify.create(‘downloadify’,{   filename: Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 8:54 am
9 Comments

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3.5 rating from 27 votes

3D CSS Parallax Effect

Category: CSS, Showcase

Roman Cortes has a fun parallax effect using just CSS and HTML. Scroll over the bad boy above and see it at work. Then view the source and have your eyes bleed :) < View plain text > HTML <style type="text/css">         a#a96:hover img {left: 224px}a#a96:hover b.d1 {background-position: 224px 0; width: 224px}a#a96:hover Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:40 am
19 Comments

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4.5 rating from 80 votes

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Text to Speech via HTML5 Audio

Category: Accessibility

Weston Ruter has created a nice mashup that marries HTML5 Audio support in modern browsers with the new Google Translate API that does text to speech (for them): Recently Google Translate announced the ability to hear translations into English spoken via text-to-speech (TTS). Looking at the Firebug Net panel for where this TTS data was Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:24 am
3 Comments

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3.4 rating from 31 votes

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Performance of data URIs

Category: Performance

Rob Flaherty has done a little experimenting with data URIs and performance. The study only looked at Firefox 3.5 with empty cache, but the results were interesting for the questions they raise as much as the answers the provide. He used a CSS file with 31 images and converted them all to data URIs using Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:46 pm
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4 rating from 28 votes

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Official Firefox Add-On Store?

Category: Firefox, Mozilla

According to The Register, Mozilla may soon build a marketplace for add-ons: Mozilla has said it will “probably” open a marketplace for Firefox add-ons sometime next year. Add-ons product manager Justin Scott (reluctantly) announced the news this morning at an add-on-happy conference in Mozilla’s home town of Mountain View, California. “We’ll probably be doing a Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:59 pm
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2.7 rating from 31 votes

MooTools Gets a Plugin Repo, Makes Finding the Right Code Easier

Category: MooTools

Plugins are a fact of life when it comes to JavaScript libraries. These user-contributed code snippets provide tremendous features & functionality and save developers time by not having to re-invent the wheel. The hard part, though, is trying to filter out which ones are actually useful and compatible with your current library. Finding the right Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:17 am
7 Comments

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4.6 rating from 54 votes

Doug Crockford and the Online Booty Call Saga

Category: JavaScript

The golfing world had the Tiger Woods saga. Now our hero Doug Crockford, finder of the Good Parts, has gotten involved in some Online Booty Call drama. If you went to the online booty call site (as Steve Souders obviously does) you would have seen this yesterday: Doug added an alert() to line 1 of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:57 am
16 Comments

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3.8 rating from 29 votes

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Holiday reading? WebGL Draft Available

Category: Standards

The first WebGL specification is here for your holiday leisure reading. The awesome Arun of Mozilla just posted this to the W3C device API group: Today, the WebGL WG at Khronos released a public draft of the WebGL specification, and we really welcome (and need) wide review. Along with Mozilla folks, the WebGL WG has Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 pm
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4.4 rating from 37 votes

Dojo 1.4 is out with Significant Improvements to Performance, Stability, and Features.

Category: Dojo

The Dojo team announced today the release of Dojo 1.4, the culmination of 9 months of hard work by the crew. While this release is primarily a stability and performance release, we managed to sneak quite a bit of great new functionality into the various projects. All the significant changes have been outlined in the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:16 pm
5 Comments

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4.2 rating from 52 votes

New jQuery Podcasts

Category: jQuery

A couple of feature-packed jQuery podcasts have appeared in the past month or so: YayQuery (iTunes), a laid-back video podcast from folks in the jQuery community; and the official jQuery podcast (iTunes), hosted on the official jQuery blog and aiming to be a mix of news and interviews, hosted by Elijah Manor and Ralph Whitbeck. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 9:25 am
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3.3 rating from 23 votes

A busy Chrome week: Extensions, Web Sockets, and more

Category: Chrome, Google

It has been a busy work for Chrome, with some interesting features hitting the various “channels”. Web Sockets First up, we have Web Socket support being turned on by default on the developer channel. If you want to be a really cool JS h4x0r you should write a server app using node.js. If you want Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:07 am
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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Three search engines, one interface – 25 minutes live code

Category: Screencast, Tutorial, Yahoo!, YUI

It is amazing how much easier it is these days to build pretty sweet mashups by using hosted services. Here’s a screencast of using Yahoo, Bing and Google to build a search interface in under 25 minutes without having to read any API docs or installing SDKs by using YQL: Building a search mashup with Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 12:44 pm
11 Comments

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3.2 rating from 20 votes

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