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Monday, February 13th, 2006

Alternate Ajax Techniques, Part 1

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

On, there’s part one of their latest series, “Alternate Ajax Techniques”, a look some other, more complex uses for our beloved XMLHttpRequest object. By now, nearly everyone who works in web development has heard of the term Ajax, which is simply a term to describe client-server communication achieved without reloading the current page. Most Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:44 am

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Ajax@localhost Talk (Harry Fuecks)

Category: Ajax, Presentation

Harry Fuecks has posted his slides from the recent PHP Conference UK 2006 with some of his perspectives on the popular technology. The slides, in PDF form, start at the beginner level (“what is Ajax?” and “why do we need it?”) , then on to the actual technology behind it all – the “stack”, network Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:33 am

3.7 rating from 20 votes

Event Driven IO JavaScript Hack in the new GTalk (in GMail)

Category: Examples, Google, JavaScript

One of the beauties of JavaScript is that you can crack open a .js file that is served up, and start to take it apart. Obfuscation? Phfff :) Alex Russell has done just that and asks: What else is burried down in the depth’s of Google’s amazing JavaScript?. Alex knows about the perils of pushing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:00 am

4 rating from 36 votes Ajax-driven Google Zeitgeist

Category: Google, Showcase

Martin Källström and his team have created a real-time Zeitgeist with Google Cloud. As people run searches, the cloud grows in real-time. You can also create your own private google cloud to keep amount your social network. That allows your group to keep in sync and find out the “cool things” that are being searched Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:20 am

3.6 rating from 17 votes

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Sabre: Principal GUI Architect

Key Duties/Responsibilities: The Principal GUI Architect will be responsible for maintaining their industry presence, and approximately 10-15% of their available work hours will be dedicated to this task. Primary focus will be on elevating the technical prowess and User Interface innovation technologies utilized by Sabre Travel Network. Position Description: It is desired that the Principal Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 pm
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2.8 rating from 12 votes

Sharpcast: Ajax UI engineers

We’re looking for entrepreneurial engineers to join our team. You should be excited by solving challenging technical problems and be able to thrive in a fun, fast-paced environment. If you’re looking for an opportunity with a significant upside and you’re ready to hit the ground running, please send your resume to User Interface Engineer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:56 pm
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2.8 rating from 16 votes

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Google Web Editor – Rumour

Category: UI, Web20

Google is *rumoured* to be working on an Ajax web page editor: Google has a project codenamed trogdor, an ajax webpage editor for creating web pages. = geocities except with a javascript page creator. Google or not, an Ajax-style GeoCities makes sense. We’ve seen portal-like editors like Dobrado that make light work of page creation Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:05 am

2.9 rating from 579 votes

Friday, February 10th, 2006 – web 2.0 real estate

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Zillow has been getting a lot of press recently for its live mapping combined with real estate info. I even heard a blurb on NPR the other day about it. Just type in the address you are interested in and it will show you the assessed value and valuations of other homes in the area. Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:28 am

3.7 rating from 43 votes

Xyle scope: CSS Tool for Analysis, Debugging, and Fine-tuning

Category: Utility

We ran across an interesting CSS tool called Xyle scope. Xyle scope is Mac software that gives you powerful debugging when developing Web applications. Take a look at the app in action: You can look at, and dynamically change the CSS in the right hand side, and watch the changes take effect in the Web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 am

3.8 rating from 40 votes

New Javascript/Canvas Graph library

Category: Canvas, JavaScript, Library

Aslak Hellesøy and Dave Hoover have put together a JavaScript library that can draw interactive graphs (as in nodes, not as in charts). The library currently has three functional layers: The graph model (Graph, Node and edges) Layout algorithms: (Graph.Layout.*) Rendering schemes: (Graph.Renderer.*) Usage < View plain text > javascript var g = new Graph(); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am

3.7 rating from 96 votes

Moo.fx version 1.2

Category: JavaScript, Library

Moo.fx, the tiny Ajax library, has a new release. There are just a few changes (as befits Moo) such as: moo.fx changelog: I’ve moved the animation logic, now you can use custom transitions (found in the bottom of both moo.fx and moo.fx.pack). Opacity effect has been modified, works better in safari and now you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:33 am

3.8 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Yahoo! Photos Reloaded

Category: Showcase

Michael Arrington got to see the new Yahoo! Photos which immediately shows you how the Oddpost library is kicking in (e.g. it looks like new Yahoo! Mail). We also see the cross-polination from another Yahoo! purchas, Flickr. So all in all, Yahoo! Photos looks like it has the Ajaxiness of Oddpost, and the Web 2.0-iness Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:54 am

3.9 rating from 35 votes

CSS Navigation Magnification

Category: CSS, Examples

Paul Armstrong put together an example of CSS navigation magnification, which brings the fishbowl effect to links. I am not sure if these techniques help UI, but the CSS implementation is interesting. < View plain text > css li { font-size: 1em; } li:hover { font-size: 2.5em; } li:hover + li { font-size: 2em; } Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am

3.7 rating from 95 votes

Too Many Ajax Calendars

Category: Ajax, Calendar

On his blog, Joel Spolsky, has posted some of his opinions on the proliferation of Ajax-enabled calendering systems that have been coming out lately – and how none of them seem to be up to the mark. For all the Ajax calendars that are appearing, it’s a shame I can’t find one which really meets Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:27 am

4.1 rating from 19 votes

Ajax-enabled RSS Ticker Box, a Tutorial

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, PHP has a new tutorial concerning the creation of an Ajax-enabled RSS ticker box for the display of syndicated information on your site. PHP is required to use the example script they provide, but it can be adapted to work with any backend system. The setup allows for a box with the latest entries from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:19 am

3.8 rating from 59 votes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Putting XMLHttpRequest to the Test

Category: Ajax, Browsers, Testing, XmlHttpRequest

Anyone who’s gotten into working with Ajax and been “under the hood” at all knows that, overall, the XMLHttpRequest object works the same over all browsers. There are, however, a few obvious places that it does differ from platform to pltaform. Mark Nottingham noticed them and wondered just how far down these differences go. He’s Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:54 pm

4 rating from 47 votes