Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Ajaxian Command Prompt

Category: Examples

In the weeks before our Ajax presentation at the recent TheServerSide.com Java Symposium (note that Ajax isn’t mentioned in the talk description; we proposed the talk long before the term Ajax came into vogue), Dion and I tossed around ideas for compelling demos. Dion had the idea of an ajaxian shell interface, allowing complete access Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:54 pm
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3.7 rating from 9 votes

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Degradable Ajax Form Validation

Category: .NET, Examples, PHP

Chris Campbell has written up a nice piece on Degradable Ajax Form Validation. In his posting, he discusses how to write simple Ajax form validation, and gives server-side implementations in PHP and ASP.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 am

3.8 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Web ComboBox V3

Category: Component, Examples

eBusiness Applications has released version 3.0 of their Web ComboBox. If you visit their demos you will see examples of all types of combo boxes. I had no idea that you would want so many options!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am

3.4 rating from 8 votes

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Ajax powered BBC News RSS Reader example

Category: Ajax, Examples, Showcase

Nigel Crawley has written an ajaxian component which reads a given news feed (in this case BBC news feeds), and ticker-tapes them within the body of the component itself. The telegraph has this type of component, traditionally in Java, and is always the slowest thing to come into life. Now they can use a component Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:24 am
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3.5 rating from 8 votes

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Example: Dynamic Ajaxian Tasklist

Category: Ajax, Examples, Java, JavaScript

Jens Schumacher has come up with a nice example of an Ajaxian Dynamic Tasklist. It is implemented in a macro for the popular Confluence Wiki from Atlassian. I like the green check, red cross icons, and the bar showing the % of the tasks done. Very Tada.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:47 pm

3.6 rating from 23 votes

Friday, May 27th, 2005

Example: Cojax, an ajax style code viewer

Category: Ajax, Examples, JavaScript, Showcase

Scott Watermasysk and co put together a nice example of Ajax called Cojax. Cojax is an ajaxian source code viewer which consists of: Left hand tree structure which represents the source code files/directories On demand retrieval of particular source code, which is color coded nicely Firefox “Loading *” usability pattern It would be nice to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:07 am
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3.6 rating from 17 votes

Example: Ajax Advocates show rich widgets

Category: Ajax, Component, Examples, JavaScript, Library

A new site, Ajax Advocates, has a nice example of some rich Ajax. They put together “BlahBlah Finance!”, which consists of a rich UI component containing: Pure HTML running on Apache Object Oriented Javascript AJAX techniques to refresh Stock price Drag-drop column headers to move position of columns Excel-style grid navigation, with Undo functionality Ability Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am

2.9 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

WICK: Web Input Completion Kit

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Library

This is WICK, the Web Input Completion Kit, an evolving framework that leverages web standards such as JavaScript, DOM and CSS to facilitate textual input in form UI elements assisted by local and remote data sources. This framework strives to remain unobtrusive and preserve a form’s semantics and accessibility. The sample page shows text input Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:10 am

3.1 rating from 9 votes

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Example: Spell Check

Category: Ajax, Examples

Garrison Locke has put up an Ajax Spell Checker. This is another good use of client/server. You wouldn’t want to download an entire data dictionary down to the client, and now you don’t have too :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:32 am
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3.3 rating from 9 votes

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Example: Live Preview

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Usability

Jonathan Snook has re-thunk the old chesnut: Weblog comments. He has implemented a Live Preview option which uses the Yellow Fade Technique, and has a nice clean UI. A nice simple example, that also failsback gracefully.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:33 am

3 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Example: Dojo Grid Widget

Category: Ajax, Dojo, Examples, Toolkit, XmlHttpRequest

Scott Miles took the latest Dojo Toolkit, and built a new Grid Widget: It’s not much of a dataset, but the grid has sorting and in-place editing. The data is retrieved asynchronously from a PHP/MySql backend. I have an internal version which transparently writes edits back to the DB (which is kind of snazzy). Good Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:39 am

3.3 rating from 93 votes