Monday, March 5th, 2007

AOL launches Dojo based Ajax WebMail

Category: Showcase

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AOL has launched their AIM Webmail beta that uses Dojo for rich interaction a la Gmail and Yahoo! Mail.

AOL has been a long term fan of Dojo and it shows in view source:

  1. <script type="text/javascript">var djConfig = { isDebug: false, debugAtAllCosts: false, useXDomain: false, debugContainerId: "wsDebugger" };</script>
  2.  
  3. <script src="http://ro-r01.webmail.aol.com/23921/js/dojo-custom/dojo.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  4. <script type="text/javascript"> dojo.registerModulePath('ws', '../ws');</script>
  5.  
  6. <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
  7.     dojo.a11y.setCheckAccessible(false);  // PERF: prevent hit to /dojo.../images/tab_close.gif by disabling accessibility check.  See dojo.a11y.js for details.
  8.  
  9.     /* Need these here only because of a subtle widget parsing bug in 0.4 */
  10.     dojo.require("dojo.widget.LayoutContainer");
  11.     dojo.require("ws.widget.WSToolbar");
  12.        
  13.     dojo.require("ws.dojofixes");
  14.     dojo.require("ws.date");
  15.     dojo.require("ws.UserContext");
  16.     dojo.require("ws.WebSuite");
  17.  
  18.     //Todo: better way to set this? (Yu)
  19.     ws.WebSuite.miniSnsLoginUrl = "http://my.screenname.aol.com/_cqr/login/login.psp?seamless={1}&sitedomain=sns.beta.webmail.aol.com&lang=en&locale=us&authLev=2&uitype=mini&siteState=ver%3a1%252c0%26ac%3aWS%26ld%3aro-r01.webmail.aol.com%26uv%3aAIM%26lc%3aen-us%26ud%3aaim.com%26br%3aWebSuite-Beta&loginId={0}&_sns_width_=174&_sns_height_=196&_sns_fg_color_=333333&_sns_err_color_=C81A1A&_sns_link_color_=2864B4&_sns_bg_color_=CFD9E3";
  20.         dojo.addOnLoad(ws.WebSuite, "initialize");
  21. </script>

AIM WebMail

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:59 am
6 Comments

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4 rating from 24 votes

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It’s actually a pretty good little app. Much much better than yahoo’s new email app – but still not comparable to gmail of course… ;)

Comment by Jesse Kuhnert — March 5, 2007

They have a problem with the registration procces (With the phone field, or maybe it’s because I’m from israel), I can’t check the mail,
sombody can registr instead of me and let me the details? tnx.

Comment by Nir Tayeb — March 5, 2007

Well AOL’s Beta webmail is OK, but it’s hardly amazing. I do like their keep it simple approach, one up on their old system.

We have been busy refining our Ajax Webmail product into PHP, checkout http://phpdemo.atmail.com/ for a sample.

Comment by Ben — March 5, 2007

Omg Ben… You’re internet “cool” account has been debited by 2 points. The first for yammering about your own product during someone else’s news highlight, and the second for showing an inferior webmail app that doesn’t even work unless “popups are enabled in your browser”. Things aren’t looking good…

Comment by Jesse Kuhnert — March 5, 2007

@Jesse Kuhnert:
The popup requirement only seems to apply to Firefox.

Anyway, the non-Firefox interface from Ben’s site is worlds better than the one AOL has just released as beta.

Comment by Trevor — March 6, 2007

We looked at @mail a year ago for deplyment across our infrastructure. It _still_ has quite a ways to go technology and price wise. We can, and did, deploy Exchange for cheaper.

Comment by Karl — March 6, 2007

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