Monday, November 14th, 2005

A-Tree: Amazon Catalog in a dynamic tree component

Category: Component, Examples, JavaScript

Veerendra Shivhare has made an interesting “live tree” view of Amazon’s entire product catalog. He expanded upon the JSCookTree component so that each level of the tree retrieves Amazon product data in the background. Its an interesting way to view Amazon’s catalog, and illustrates what you can do by extending a plain javascript component with Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 3:14 pm

3.1 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Ajax Contact Form

Category: Component

Dustin Diaz has put together an Ajax Contact Form. This simple little puppy will send off the email in the background via Ajax, keeping you up-to date on progress with indicators. View a live demo

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am

3.9 rating from 89 votes

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Dojo Rich WYSIWYG Editor

Category: Component, Dojo, Toolkit

Paul Sowden and David Schontzler of the Dojo Toolkit have created a killer rich text WYSIWYG editor component that works cross browser (even Safari). You will see that they didn’t whip together something on the quick, and spent time thinking about how to do WYSIWTG right. Introduction Rich text (WYSIWYG) editing on the web is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:21 pm

3.5 rating from 25 votes

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Ajax Fading Image Gallery

Category: Articles, Component, Showcase

Over at DHTML Nirvana they put up a Ajax tutorial that uses ajax itself to load up its content as you page through (a bit flickery!). The tutorial starts from the basics of Ajax, and gradually adds more as the pages turn, ending up with the Ajax Fading Image Gallery itself.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am
1 Comment

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Rails Slider Component

Category: Component, Ruby

Thomas Fuchs is working on a nice shiny slider component. How do you work with it? <%= slider_field :blub, :amount %>

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.6 rating from 24 votes

Monday, October 31st, 2005

SilverStripe Tree Control

Category: Component

Sam Minnee has put out an “Unobtrusive JavaScript” Tree Control for download. Why another tree control? There are a lot of tree controls out there, but most of them are tacky, heavyweight relics of the “DHTML” era.  I felt it was time for a change.  In particular, I wanted to adopt “unobtrusive javascript” techniques.  Among other Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am

4.2 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Dojo gets new widgets: Tree and FishEye

Category: Component, Dojo

First, we hear about Tacos building Dojo-based widgets, and now we hear more. Widgets are getting donated left right and center to the Dojo project. Fish Eye Widget Cal Henderson of Yahoo/Flickr gave up a fish eye list widget Tree Widget The open source Java web framework WebWork just donated a nice tree widget. There Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:49 am

3.6 rating from 21 votes

Tacos announces new version of components

Category: Component, Dojo, Java, Toolkit

Tacos just released a new version of its components which includes a major refactoring, changing most of the client side interactions to rely solely on the dojo javascript library. Some new components have been added to the demo (DatePicker/Dialog), and tons of stability and feature enhancements have been made to the library allowing greater ease Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:45 am

3.1 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Word Complete 1.0

Category: Component

Hakan Bilgin has created Wordcomplete, a component that allows you to add autocomplete in words in a text area. Hot Keys Up Arrow: Previous match Down Arrow: Next Match TAB: Accept suggested word ESC: Toggles the auto complete Word Complete auto completes words based on the characters the user has typed and shows them by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:10 pm

3.2 rating from 10 votes

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

New text effects

Category: Component, JavaScript, Library

Thomas Fuchs keeps churning out good stuff for both the Rails and Ajaxian communities. He recently talked about the new text effects that may make it into If you visit the demo page you will be able to checkout: Appear Fade DropOut Highlight BlindDown What effect do YOU want? :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 am
1 Comment

2.6 rating from 11 votes

Ajaxian Wicket: Java Web Framework

Category: Component, Java

We spoke about Tapestry earlier in the week. A new kid on the Java-web-framework block is Wicket which is: A component-oriented web framework which simplifies the creation of complex web user interfaces. The look and feel of Wicket web pages is defined in ordinary XHTML, which can be edited with standard Web tools such as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 am
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3.1 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Tapestry Tacos: Ajaxian components for the Java web framework

Category: Component, Java, Library

Jesse Kuhnert has been busy. The Tacos project is a component library for the Tapestry java web framework. Recently, the components have been refactored to run on top of the popular JavaScript frameworks, Prototype/Rico/and soon Dojo. Components Tree AjaxDirectLink AjaxForm DirtyFormWarning Autocompleter ProgressBar Refresh You can see all of the components in action Component Reference

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:18 am
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3.7 rating from 24 votes

Shift Edit: Div Editing

Category: Component, LiveEdit

A new version of Shift Edit, a div editing component has been released. You can check out the demo page to edit away on something. There is even a version as a Firefox Extension.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:32 am

2.9 rating from 17 votes

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Prototype LiveGrid now comes with XSLT

Category: Component, Library, LiveSearch, Prototype

Chris van de Steeg has upgraded his fork of LiveGrid so that it has xslt support and improved scrolling. Full Feature List We can still produce any HTML, in stead of fixed table-rows We now have XSLT support!!! I’m really happy with this one. It allows to haveany xml source as dataset for the grid. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:21 am

3.8 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Writely: Web Word Processor

Category: Component, RichTextWidget, Showcase

We have had a lot of interest in Writely, a web word processor. Writely gives you a Word-like interface that appears just in your browser, and lets you: Create documents (you would hope, wouldn’t you?:) Share documents Joint editing Visit the Writely home page Go on the tour

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:53 am

3.3 rating from 13 votes

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

SuggestBox: Free Ajax Component

Category: Component, JavaScript

Giorgio Braga has just released SuggestBox, a freeware AJAX component that can give to any web page the power of Google Suggest referred to own database tables. How to use it Add span tags with a SUGGEST attribute (e.g. <SPAN SUGGEST ID=”author”></SPAN>) Add the JavaScript libraries ( <SCRIPT LANGUAGE=”javascript” SRC=”SBinfo.js”></SCRIPT> <SCRIPT LANGUAGE=”javascript” SRC=”SBcode.js”></SCRIPT>) On the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:45 pm

3.8 rating from 13 votes