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Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

37signals Writeboard Released

Category: Showcase

The long awaited Writeboard from 37signals has been released. It is going to get some interesting looks, as people work out the niche. Some of my high level thoughts after playing with it for a short time to create: I immediately had expectations that were different from the tool. I was expecting to be able Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 pm

3 rating from 6 votes

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Planet Ajaxian

Category: Editorial

We have setup Planet Ajaxian as a place to aggregate various Ajax and Web 2.0 content. If there are Ajax sources that you think should be added to the planet let us know. Ideally, the source will either be 100% Ajax, or have an Ajax category, as we don’t want to have content about someone’s Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am

2.3 rating from 4 votes

Exploiting the XmlHttpRequest object in IE

Category: Articles

Amit Klein has written up ideas on security issues to watch out for with XHR in his paper, Exploiting the XmlHttpRequest object in IE – Referrer spoofing, and a lot more… Introduction XmlHttpRequest is a Javascript object that allows a client side Javascript code to send almost raw HTTP requests to the origin host and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:38 am
1 Comment

3.8 rating from 68 votes

Japano Web Application Toolkit

Category: Toolkit

The Japano Web Application Toolkit is a marriage of JSP taglibs and a core Javascript library. This means that you end up with code like below that sucks in the javascript, and uses the jpn taglibraries to dynamically load a partial page: <script language=”javascript” src=”${pageContext.request.contextPath}/japano.js”></script> <jpn:javascript> function loadIndex() { // load the part with the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am

3.6 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Jotspot Live: Live, group note-taking

Category: Dojo, Showcase

A bunch of people have mentioned the announcement by Jot of Jotspot Live, which is a “Live, group note-taking” service built on Dojo. We checked out the service, and it was a pleasure to fool around editing things. A pretty seemless experience all around, and you can check out some screen shots below. We managed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:49 am

4.3 rating from 15 votes

Pluck: RSS Reader

Category: Showcase

Pluck is a new web based RSS reader. They are several forms (Firefox, IE, and web) but the simple web based version is what is interesting to us. It follows in the “application just via your browser” niche, like Yahoo! Mail. It was pretty nice to use, but it didn’t like my OPML file. Probably Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:51 am

3.4 rating from 13 votes

Ajax with images and stylesheets

Category: Examples

This should be filed under the quirky category :) Julien Lamarre has demonstrated doing Ajax-style callbacks not using XHR. Nor iframes. Nor Java. Nor Flash. He implemented it with images and CSS. Ajax using an image The client to server connection works by sending a request to the server using a dynamically created image with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:39 am

4.1 rating from 37 votes

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Morfik announces Ajax IDE

Category: Utility

Morfik is announcing a new Ajax development environment. Morfik IDE differs from other tools due to its JavaScript Synthesis Technology (‘JST’) that allows developers to use a visual design environment and a high-level language of their choice to create applications comprised purely of HTML and JavaScript. So, this sounds like they take your code written Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:41 am

4.4 rating from 18 votes

Upload multiple files with a single file element

Category: Examples

The Stickman posted a solution that lets you have one displayed <input type=”file” …>> that allows you to select multiple files (one by one), and then send them all up to the server. The implementation creates multiple file upload inputs, and keeps all but one hidden. Read about the solution Download the code

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am
1 Comment

3.7 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Piccy: Ajax Photo Viewer

Category: Showcase

An asian site, with a Tonga address, has created an interesting Ajax Photo Viewer named Piccy. The viewer has a cool slider that allows you to dynamically slide the size of the photos in the album, and then of the image that you actually click on. It also seems to have all of the tagging Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:42 am

3.6 rating from 42 votes

What’s Wrong With Ajax?

Category: Articles, Editorial

Dan Grossman, the VC that brought us Top 10 Ajax Apps, has now told us what is wrong with Ajax. He has brought out the old chestnuts: First Problem: User Interface Issues The back, stop, and refresh buttons don’t always work. Since Ajax applications generate pages dynamically, there generally aren’t static links available for bookmarking Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:28 am

2.8 rating from 10 votes

JSEclipse: JavaScript Editor with Code Completion

Category: Utility

Joe Walker now has a new favourite JavaScript editor in JSEclipse. JSEclipse is obviously an Eclipse plugin, that has features such as: Code completion for JavaScript function and classes. Code completion for JavaDoc. Function and class names are displayed in the Outline panel for the currently open file. Open declaration Error reporting Warning reporting Code Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:52 am

4.3 rating from 16 votes

Monday, September 26th, 2005

inetWord: Ajax HTML editor

Category: Showcase

Tom Snyder of ForwardCenter, Inc. has released inetWord a fully functional HTML editor written using Ajax technology. Info The editor UI never reloads, even during document save, autosave, open, spell check, etc. This is great because coding a whole application in JavaScript takes a lot of code. The formatting dropdowns and dialog boxes are very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:28 pm

3.8 rating from 26 votes

sIFR 2.0: Rich Accessible Typography for the Masses

Category: Accessibility

Mike Davidson got together with a group of developers to work on a method to insert rich typography into web pages without sacrificing accessibility, search engine friendliness, or markup semantics. The method turned into sIFR (or Scalable Inman Flash Replacement): How it works sIFR is meant to replace short passages of plain browser text with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:57 pm

3.7 rating from 11 votes

20 CSS Tips & Tricks

Category: CSS

Pete Freitag has whipped up 20 CSS Tips and Tricks: Rounded Corners Rounded Corners without images Creating a Netflix style star ratings Tableless forms Styling Lists with CSS 2 Column Layout Technique 3 Column Layout with CSS 3 Column Fixed width centered layout Printing with CSS Adding a CSS stylesheet to an RSS feed Footer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 pm

4.1 rating from 56 votes

War of the Web: Revenge of the Dynamics

Category: Editorial

As I was watching “24 hour party people” on DVD, I heard the main character talk about the ebbs and flows of the music business. He is talking about the scene in Manchester at the end of the 70’s, and into the eighties. Moving from Joy Division to Happy Mondays and New Order. I think Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 am

3.9 rating from 12 votes