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Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Logging and Ajax: Beyond alert()’s

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Testing, Toolkit

Eric Spiegelberg has written Log4Ajax , an article with corresponding demo code for logging ajax applications. Eric’s article builds upon an earlier, simpler system for logging from Joshua Gitlin’s article Errors and Ajax. It details a logging system in javascript displayed to an in browser console, with the option of sending messages to the server Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:53 am
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3.3 rating from 10 votes 1.5.1 includes new effects

Category: Prototype, Toolkit

Do you always wait for the first point release after a final one? Well, has just released version 1.5.1 on the heals of the 1.5 release that came with Rails 1.0. This isn’t just a bug fix release though, but adds features: Effect.toggle allows silly easy implementation of toggling elements with Slide, Blind and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:40 am

4.1 rating from 45 votes

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

WordPress 2

Category: Showcase

WordPress 2.0 is apparently out the door (though the latest stable release is still listed as 1.5.1). Asymptomatic recently listed a bunch of new features in WP2, here are some of the more interesting ones from an Ajax perspective: Ajax Category Addition – There’s a bunch of ajax in WordPress 2.0 and this is probably Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:22 pm

4.2 rating from 20 votes

Edit-in-Place with Ajax

Category: Articles

Drew McLellan posted day 24 on 24 ways to impress your friends. His topic was Edit-in-Place with Ajax, which of course is when you can click on certain areas, and they change in front of you to be editable text boxes (or inline editable divs). The tutorial goes over: The HTML and CSS The events Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:43 am

3.6 rating from 33 votes

Try Ruby, Ajax style

Category: Ruby

why the lucky stiff is up to his magic again. This time he has created Try Ruby, a place to play with Ruby via your browser. Not only is it cool that you can just type in commands and get instant feedback, but there is integration into the browser. For one, you can type “help” Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:31 am

4.3 rating from 22 votes

Monday, December 26th, 2005

IE for Mac. Done. Thank god.

Category: IE

We have been at a few clients that asked us for Ajax support on IE for Mac. You have to have a bit of a laugh with that bad boy. Unfortunately, some clients require support for this beast, and although “support” means different things at different places… (e.g. degrades so it is readable, vs. same Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:01 am

3.3 rating from 14 votes

Amazon Rich Popups

Category: Showcase

If you mouseover the dotted line items such as Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration on MacSlash, you will see a rich popup from Amazon. Since real-estate is precious, and there is only so many types of links, or events on those links that you can do, will web services like Amazon be fighting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:21 am

3.4 rating from 24 votes

Canvas Reflection.js

Category: Canvas

We pointed you to Romain Guy’s reflection in Canvas. “Cow” took inspiration from Romain’s work and created reflection.js, to allow you to add this effect in a degradable fashion. View a demo of it at work Download the code The more cool things we see with Canvas (only scratching the surface), the more we wish Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:48 am

3.9 rating from 18 votes

Free Progress Indicators

Category: UI, Usability

So you’ve figured out that your users would appreciate a Progress Indicator during those impatient moments of asynchrony. Coding it is easy enough, the hard part is coming up with a pretty animated icon. Well, you can hopefully skip that bit now, thanks to a nice collection of animated icons from Jakob Skjerning (via Deep Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:58 am
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3.9 rating from 18 votes

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Ajax Office Roundup

Category: Office

InnerPhaze has a detailed summary of the “Ajax Office” offerings. There’s plenty of info here on features and pros/cons. He’s focused on the word-processing side, rather than other Office-y genres like Spreadsheets and Presentations. gOffice: “This website produces high quality output with almost no effort in part because we are careful not to provide too Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:54 pm

3.9 rating from 11 votes

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Digg Spy v2

Category: Showcase

Digg Spy has been upgraded with a bunch of new features. There are some nice new filter and extra event types covered. But the most notable feature is the Periodic Refresh. It used to update at a leisurely pace of once every few seconds, and is now a kind of “Hyper Refresh” with updates around Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:37 pm

3.6 rating from 10 votes

Audible Ajax Episode 11: State of Ajax in Belgium

Category: Podcasts

Ben and I were speaking at an event in Belgium, and used the opportunity to record a state of ajax podcast that we have gotten out of the door before the holiday period! What we learn on the podcast What is the ROI on Ajax? How do we sell our boss? Ajax Security? JSONP: JSON Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:11 pm
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3 rating from 27 votes

Backbase releases new version: 3.1.1

Category: Toolkit

Backbase has given its clients a nice holiday present, with the release of a new version of its products: 3.1.1. There are 26 pages worth of information on what is new, but they kindly summarize the high points. New Components The new version has a bunch more components to play with: Data Grid: view and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:26 pm

3.4 rating from 9 votes

The Dojo Toolkit Manual

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Toolkit

Open source projects and documentation. It is often a tough combination, and a big differentiator for an open source project is to actually have a lot of quality docs out there. The Dojo team were aware of this, and aware that they were lacking, so they started to build the Dojo Toolkit Manual. If you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:57 am

3.6 rating from 11 votes

All I Want For Christmas is Ajax

Category: Editorial

For a geeky christmas: All I want for Christmas is Ajax I don’t want a tall skinny tree or lots of presents under it. All I ask for are some Web 2.0 goodies that are zipped and not wrapped. I want PHP and not PAJAMAS. Give me widgets and not gadgets. Give me a torrent Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:02 am

3.4 rating from 7 votes

Ajaxify your Canvas

Category: Canvas

Dave Hoover has written up a nice tutorial on combining ajax techniques with Canvas in Canvas, Ajax, and the Supertrain. In this article I’m going to walk through a less complex experiment, using canvas to graphically represent the real-time state of a fictional railway system (live example). I’m not going to deconstruct the details of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 am
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3.8 rating from 8 votes