Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Clipmarks: Ajax Image Clipping

Category: Showcase

Clipmarks is a web service that is using the bleeding edge of the web to offer a rich experience for saving and sharing image clips.

The image clipping navigator is a true rich application written with Ajax techniques. You get a three pane window that allows you to hunt for the best clips on the block.

Click around the Navigator piece to get an idea of how much they have done.


( Via Webby )

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:40 am

3.9 rating from 28 votes


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Clipmarks is supercool.

Comment by Nels — March 9, 2006

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Clipmarks is not just a prime piece of ajax, but a useful tool to save code examples and other geeky references. The public community leaves a bit to be desired in terms of sheer volume, but what is represented is so eclectic, you’re sure to find something that floats your boat. It’s not purely for the tech savvy like digg is. Also – Warning: to clip you must install a toolbar.

Comment by Pflasko — March 10, 2006

I think they’d be better off for efficiency reasons if they used a frameset, in all seriousness. There appears to be a lot of javascript running expensive calculations on that page to handle window resize events etc., and performance suffers as a result. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m not a fan of using javascript for layout control to that degree. Browsers were made to scroll and they do it well – let them do so! :)

Comment by Scott Schiller — March 10, 2006

First off, thank you Dion and Ajaxian for the great review. I am a huge fan of Ajaxian and this mention is an honor for us and the hard work that went into developing Clipmarks.

I’d also like to respond to Scott … I totally respect your opinion regarding a browser being more efficient than javascript for dynamic layouts. Most of the time, I agree. In our case, there is some stuff that the navigator is doing that would not be possible using a frameset or straight HTML. If we did break it into a frameset, we would still need javascript for the two-way communication the layout has with the server.

We appreciate everyone’s feedback, and please don’t hesitate to let us know any ways you think we could improve clipmarks.

Comment by Eric Weitner/Clipmarks — March 10, 2006


Provided you could work with cross-frame security etc. (given your content is all coming from the same domain), I think you could improve the performance of your site. It’s easier to work with content all on one page of course, which I understand completely – there’s a fine balance between development convenience, performance and features.

Comment by Scott Schiller — March 13, 2006

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