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Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

A WordPress Ajax Shoutbox

Category: Ajax

From the developer that brought us the Ajax Periodic Table of the Elements, comes a WordPress plugin for adding an ajax-enabled “shoutbox” to your site, allowing users to communicate real-time as their viewing the site. This WordPress plugin adds live chat functionality to your WordPress blog. Your visitors can chat with eachother right in your Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:03 am

3.8 rating from 17 votes

Live Clipboard – Data-Rich Copy/Paste for the Web

Category: JavaScript, Programming, Usability

Via this post on the Brains4All blog, there’s some information about a slick little Javascript-based tool created by Ray Ozzie tentatively named “Live Clipboard”, a data-rich copy/paste method for the web. Ozzies’ idea is to have Copy And Paste JavaScript powered XML allowing users to copy and paste XML meta data from site to site Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:12 am

3.2 rating from 53 votes

Quality JavaScript from Scratch

Category: Articles, Books, JavaScript, Programming

A Free, Long (80 pages+) Excerpt from Sitepoints Upcoming JavaScript Book

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:45 am
1 Comment

3.5 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Real-World Ajax Seminar, New York

Category: Workshop

The Real-World Ajax Seminar just happened in New York. Backbase’s Jep Castelein posted a summary of these talks: 8.50am – Jesse James Garrett 9.30am – Christophe Coenraets, Adobe 10.30am – Scott Dietzen, Zimbra 11.18am – Sahil Malik, Telerik 12.10am – Bill Scott, Yahoo! 12.30am – Lunch Break 13.38am – David Heinemeier Hansson, 37 Signals 14.38am Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:31 pm

4.6 rating from 50 votes

Ajax Pet Store

Category: Examples

Pet Stores are pretty much ubiquitous in the middleware/web framework world, and there are now some Ajaxified Pet Stores to play with. Just released, Pragmatic Objects presents Pragmatic JPetStore, described by representative Kevin Le as the first Pet Store to “focus on both Ajax and security at the same time”. For a while now, Backbase Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:46 pm

3.2 rating from 60 votes

Using the HTTP Accept header for Ajax

Category: Accessibility, Editorial

From one assessibility post to another. David Heinemeier Hansson has posted on Discovering HTTP #1: The Accept header. Rails 1.1 is going to have a new feature that uses the HTTP Accept header to allow nice degradation from Ajax enabled browsers down the stack. The code example is: < View plain text > ruby class Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:02 pm
1 Comment

3.9 rating from 29 votes

3 Myths of Ajax and Accessibility

Category: Accessibility, Articles

Joe Walker of DWR has written a piece on 3 Myths of Ajax and Accessibility. It stemmed from “quite a few ideas and bits of policy writing about accessiblity that could probably do with some updating.” Myth 1: Accessibility is a single issue One of the problems with accessibility as a single concept is that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:57 pm

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Audible Ajax 16: March State of Ajax

Category: Podcasts

Ben and I discuss the recent news, grab the IE team to ask them about IE 7, and get Jamis Buck of 37 Signals to talk about scalability of Campfire. What we cover on the podcast Happy Birthday Ajax: Leapfrogging from the tech community to the business world Comet: A new approach to Ajax applications(Slides) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:59 am

3.8 rating from 42 votes

Ajax Templating – Separation of Layout and Logic

Category: PHP, Programming, Prototype

In this informative blog entry, shares a method for creating a templating system generated wholely with Ajax and PHP. While Ajax is the cause for the article, the heavy focus is on templating. For the past few years I have been using XTemplate as my templating library (I’m a PHP buff) and have been Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am

4.1 rating from 47 votes

Monday, March 13th, 2006 – The Latest Internet Buzz

Category: Showcase looks to provide a simple, clean interface for a portal to the “most popular” urls from the hotest sites out there as soon as they break. Among the sites on the list, there’s all well-known names –,, – and some others that are a bit less used, but up-and-coming none the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:06 am

4.4 rating from 74 votes

Ajax Toybox – Examples and Techniques

Category: Examples, Programming

Justin Schultz has posted an Ajax toybox over on his site, The “toybox” consists of a few Ajax examples of varying difficulty levels, and are provided to give anyone out there a crash course in Ajax development. The toybox is designed to be a showcase for simple Ajax examples and techniques. Due to the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:03 am

3.5 rating from 76 votes Search

Category: .NET, Showcase

The Windows Live team has a new search which has a couple of nice features. Infinite Scrolling: Rather than having pages, there is a virtual scrollbar which you can keep scrolling Results Amount: When you have results, you can move a slider which changes how much content is shown per result. This lets you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:53 am

2.8 rating from 34 votes

Asynchronous file upload with AJAX progress bar in PHP

Category: Ajax, PHP, Programming

Thomas Larsson has posted a short tutorial on his blog with something that I’ve heard many a PHP (and just web) developer looking for – a good way to provide multiple file uploads without sacrificing the functionality of the page. Thomas has created a combination of PHP, Ajax, and a backend script to create a Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:36 am

3.9 rating from 649 votes

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Gabbly – Embedded Website Chat

Category: Chat, Showcase

Gabbly (via Digg) is a new application that embeds a chat window in any web page. It seems to be based on web proxying and iframes: You think you’re looking at the target website, e.g., but you’re actually looking at with an iframe for and an iframe above that for the chat Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:23 am

3.8 rating from 58 votes

Saturday, March 11th, 2006 – Web UI Engineer

HedgeStreet, Inc. (, an innovative start-up in the financial sector, has an opening for a Web UI Engineer. HedgeStreet is a new electronic marketplace that empowers online investors to trade innovative financial contracts based on economic events and price movements. The Web UI Engineer will be responsible for design and development of the various web-based Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:31 pm
1 Comment

2.7 rating from 17 votes

JSONRequest: Proposal for Cross-Domain Browser Service

Category: JavaScript, Remoting

Douglas Crockford, creator of JSON, has proposed that browsers include a new “JSONRequest” service to allow for safe cross-domain calls. JSONRequest is a service which encodes a JavaScript value as a JSON text, does an HTTP POST of that text, gets the response, and parses the response into a JavaScript value. If the parse was Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:00 pm

3.6 rating from 25 votes