Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Dissecting Dijit: Dojo Widgets

Category: Articles, Component, Dojo

One of the best parts of Dojo 1.0 has been how often the team has been blogging of all things. It has been great! Mike Wilcox has posted about Dijit, the widget platform for Dojo 1.0. His piece covers dojo.parser, dojo.declare, the widget markup, the lifecycle of widgets, and more. Great stuff. The lifecycle is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:17 am
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3 rating from 62 votes

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Designing the perfect Tree

Category: Component, UI

Glen Lipka has been thinking about Trees. He looked around for patterns for building them, and couldn’t find anything. Then he looked at examples such as the Ext Tree component and ended up writing up his dream tree: Hover.  This is a problem with Vista as well.  If it’s clickable, then it should afford clicking.  Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am

2.5 rating from 119 votes

Friday, October 19th, 2007

SilverStripe 2.1: New Ajax Modules

Category: Component, Showcase

Sigurd Magnusson of the SilverStripe opensource CMS application pinged us about the SilverStripe 2.1 release which features: Blog module with drag & drop widgets: View screencast, Demo (login: admin/password) Support for the updated gallery module: Tour, Demo. Security system developed by Markus from Google Summer of Code NOTE: SilverStripe is one of the finalists of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

1.8 rating from 114 votes

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Photoshop Color Picker

Category: Component, JavaScript, Library

John Dyer has seen other colour pickers but has come up with his own that mimics Photoshop: Some pickers try to generate the entire color map in JavaScript by drawing a 256×256 grid made of div. This is very slow, which is why color pickers that go the JavaScript route often don’t draw the entire Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:22 am

3.7 rating from 57 votes

Friday, August 31st, 2007

DatePicker using Prototype and Scriptaculous

Category: Component, Prototype, Scriptaculous

Until we get <input type=”date” /> into the browsers, we will need to create data pickers. DatePicker is a simple one that users Prototype and, and does the basics well (although the fade can be a touch annoying to me). It is very simple to use too: < View plain text > HTML <script Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am

4.2 rating from 147 votes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Ext 1.1 Released

Category: Component, Sencha

Ext JS is the Ajax community’s answer to, “Yes, but does it look wicked cool?” Several folks pointed us to yesterday’s release of Ext 1.1: The Ext team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Ext v1.1 for download. The 1.1 version includes the new stand-alone version of Ext, a lightweight HTML editor, a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

2 rating from 332 votes

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

InputDraw: Allow Drawing in Forms

Category: Component, Flash, SVG

Ever wanted to let your users draw in a form field? <InputDraw/> lets you do just that, saving the results as SVG for you to include in a form field. It’s based on Flash and is easy to use: < View plain text > HTML <script src="swfobject.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="inputdraw.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <div id="place"></div>   <input Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

4.1 rating from 33 votes

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Best uses of Ajax in WordPress Plugins

Category: Ajax, Component

Pete Cashmore has posted about the 30+ AJAX-Powered WordPress Plugins that he things are good. He has split-up the plugins into two categories, for the blogger, and for the reader which includes: Blogger AjaxWP – Adds AJAX to all aspects of your WordPress site speeding up the load times. Alexa Rank – Display your Alexa Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm

3.8 rating from 81 votes

Monday, July 16th, 2007 Accordion

Category: Component, JavaScript, Scriptaculous

Kevin Miller is at it again, this time with an accordion component that likes it both ways…. horizontal and vertical. Another accordion I hear you cry? This is what Kevin says to that: Haha! Like there was one. Well there was, but only for Rico and a bloated one by mootools, that’s right I said Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am

3.6 rating from 104 votes

Ext.ux.UploadForm: An Ext File Upload Widget

Category: Component, JavaScript, Sencha

Jozef Sakalos has followed on from his Ext Filetree widget with a new file upload manager, Ext.ux.UploadForm that provides a user interface for easy uploading of files to a server. Files are first added to an “upload queue” and then they are uploaded to the server. Any file can be individually removed from the queue Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am

3.8 rating from 117 votes

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Ext File Tree Widget

Category: Component, Sencha

Jozef Sakalos has created a File Tree widget for Ext that features: Ajax load and display of nodes File type icons File upload Folder create File or folder delete File or folder rename File or folder move by drag & drop On demand folder reload

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:50 am

4.5 rating from 126 votes

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

LightWindow 2.0: Themed and Animated

Category: Component, JavaScript

LightWindow 2.0 has been released by Kevin Miller. The new release has been completely rewritten allowing for the user to build their own theme and animations. Featuring Dynamic captions Create a window with a Javascript call Call LightWindow from an iframe More parameters to further customize the window presentation Improved default animations All Media including Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 pm

4 rating from 88 votes

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Open-source Ajax widgets available from Dekoh

Category: Component

Dekoh is rolling out some of their widgets as open source standalone components. New widgets will be released every week during the run-up to the product release of Dekoh itself, and they have started with a tag cloud. To find out how you can embed it in your application or to download the widget source Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:35 am

4.1 rating from 27 votes

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Ext Accordion Control

Category: Component, Sencha

Jozef Sakalos has written an Ext Accordion control as discussed here. The accordion is very flexible, and can be embedded anywhere in your application, including as a floating widget. It also supports features such as drag and drop. It can be as simple as setting up some div’s and initializing via: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:29 pm

4.1 rating from 68 votes

Friday, June 15th, 2007

FancyUpload with MooTools

Category: Component, Flash, JavaScript, Library, MooTools

Harald Kirschner has released FancyUpload: Swf meets Ajax for beautiful uploads. The release of the long awaited MooTools upload widget thats allows queued multiple-file upload including progress bars. It features: Select and upload multiple files Filter files by type in the select dialog Optional Events to add your own behaviour Show and filter useful file Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am

4.3 rating from 105 votes

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

TableKit: Prototype Table Tweaking

Category: Component, Prototype

TableKit is a Prototype based library that lets you create sort, inline edit, and resize tables. There is a simple unobtrusive way to use the component: < View plain text > HTML <table class="sortable resizable editable"> And, you can get lower level and work directly with the API via the TableKit objects.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:20 am

3.9 rating from 60 votes