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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

AjaxTrans and Ads

Category: Showcase

We recently posted about AjaxTrans which has been updated with another proof of concept. This time Joel Parish has added an example of calling out to ads as you type! This is exactly why the critics who cried “Ajax will kill Ads because there will be less page loads” were so wrong. We just need Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:51 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

JotSpot: Client-side engineer

JotSpot is looking for “someone who isn’t afraid to treat JS/DHTML as a real language. Someone who will apply creative design and engineering rigor to client-side programming” in Palo Alto, CA. You should have… Deep experience designing modular, object-oriented JavaScript. As a guideline, we expect you’d need the equivalent of at least 1 full year’s Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:03 am

3.8 rating from 10 votes

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Clever Machine: Ajax Developer Wanted

Clever machine is looking for a skilled web developer in San Francisco, CA. Job Responsibilities Develop web applications using modern programming/scripting languages Collaborate on feature design with teammates and clients Work with architecture development team to ensure strong technical implementation Participate in full software development lifecycle process (design, develop, test, release) Required Experience 3+ years Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:54 pm
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3.2 rating from 9 votes Redesigned for 2006

Category: Editorial

We never intended that our 3 am, quick-and-dirty, hacked-up website template would stay with us as long as it did. And so, we reveal our new look for 2006; we hope you like it. Of course, we realize you come for the content, but hopefully now good ol’ is a little easier on the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:26 pm

3.7 rating from 21 votes

BabyCenter: Timeline Navigation Header

Category: Showcase

BabyCenter has a very simple, clean, navigation header that makes sense for its target users. At the top of the page there is a timeline, broken into week segments. The usability folks realised that time really matters for families, and a common way to look at things will be “What is going on in my Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm

2.8 rating from 9 votes

The Four “Quantum States” of Ajax

Category: Articles

Kevin Hakman, co-founder of TIBCO GI, wrote a piece on The Four “Quantum States” of Ajax. Kevin tries to tease apart and classify the plethora of Ajax technologies available: Communication libraries User Interface Components Rich Internet Application frameworks RIA Frameworks with robust visual tooling The article then goes into detail on these states, and various Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am
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2.7 rating from 7 votes

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Longtail: Mashup of Mashups

Category: Showcase

Francis Shanahan, the creator of the LiveSearch for Amazon called Zuggest, has been up to it again. Francis has created a new AJAX, RSS, WML Web 2.0 based Mashup site: Longtail Longtail is built with Visual Studio Web Developer Express Edition 2005, ASP.NET 2.0, the .NET 2.0 framework and a bunch of other stuff like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am

3 rating from 7 votes

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Cross-Site Phishing

Category: Security

Eric Pascarello suggests another risk of running Javascript from another domain: Using Javascript to fake a login page. Spoofing of a web page to get your information is so common. I see in my inbox that your —(insert bank, shopping site, etc) account is going to be removed if you do not verify your information. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:04 pm

3.8 rating from 71 votes

Friday, December 30th, 2005

How to tell the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Category: Fun

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am

4.3 rating from 131 votes

Bridging UI “programming” and UI “designing”

Category: Editorial

Scott Dietzen of Zimbra write a piece called Ajax Design Center in which he discusses the future of Ajax tooling, and how we should be building Ajax applications. He recognizes that UI frameworks such as Zimbra AjaxTK may be a bit too much for the average designer, and that a bridge needs to be formed. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am

3.3 rating from 20 votes

Canvas in IE

Category: Canvas, IE

As soon as we saw SVG, Ben thought that it would be quite possible to take the VML support that IE has had for a long time, and make a converter that would make a subset of SVG work in IE. Emil Eklund had the same thought, and acted on it. In this case, his Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:09 am

4 rating from 77 votes

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

An Ajax School Project: Customer Order Reporting

Category: Examples

Here’s An Ajax school project that demonstrates Ajax for order tracking. Developer Matt Farley explains: The project is for a senior level programming class at the local state university. The class is called “Web Database Programming” and is geared towards web based database applications. The language/database taught in the class was PHP/MySQL. The extent of Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:15 pm

3.9 rating from 14 votes

GMail Spell Check

Category: Showcase

We have mentioned spell checkers from time to time, but we have never mentioned Google’s GMail spell check, which they keep updating to make it better and better. A nice, clean, obvious use of Ajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:47 am

4.4 rating from 11 votes

AJChat: Another Chat System

Category: Chat

AJChat is one of the latest ajaxian chat systems to come along. It offers a few differences, such as promoting the chat service rather than the just the chat client. This means that you can be in any chat room, and click “Options” and “Share Chat” to get the code that you can embed in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am

4.1 rating from 27 votes

MyLinkVault: Ajax Shared Bookmarks

Category: Showcase

There are certainly a fair few bookmarking sites out there, but Thomas Rice wasn’t happy with them: One of my main motivations for setting up the site was I needed somewhere to store my bookmarks online (as I use multiple PCs) and I didn’t like the interfaces of other sites – most are pretty slow, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

3.7 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

RIFE/Laszlo 1.3.1 released

Category: Flash

Geert Bevin and the rifers recently released RIFE 1.3.1, and they just released RIFE/Laszlo 1.3.1, a companion piece. RIFE is getting a lot of press in the Java community as it is a totally different way to do Web, and allows you to have a continuations-based approach (a la Seaside). RIFE/Laszlo gives you a jump Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 pm

3.8 rating from 19 votes