Monday, November 10th, 2008

yboss – a wrapper for Yahoo’s BOSS API

Category: Examples, JavaScript, JSON, Yahoo!

BOSS – Build Your Own Search Service (the your is silent for reasons I cannot tell you as it would endanger the lives of our agents in the field) is a Yahoo! API to access their search index and get the data back either as XML or JSON. Whilst there is ample documentation available it Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 6:06 pm
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3.5 rating from 15 votes

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Groups of 50+ Ajax Examples

Category: Examples

Noupe keeps the roundups going with Most Wanted Ajax Techniques: 50+ Examples and Tutorials that consists of a lot of projects we have covered over time, but some new ones, and the added touch of putting it together in one place. Ajax Forms Server side jQuery with Jaxer Ajax login form (PHP & Javascript) Form Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:15 am

4.1 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Coverflow again…. with Canvas

Category: Canvas, Examples

For some reason, we like to implement Coverflow to see if the technology of choice is decent enough to do so. This latest version works with Canvas, and does a nice job of smoothly doing the animations at hand. All you have to do is: < View plain text > javascript Coverflow.init(     [ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am
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3.5 rating from 51 votes

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Reading ID3 tags with JavaScript

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Library

Jacob Seidelin is up to more tricks, this time playing with the binary side of life and writing a library that can reading ID3 tags from MP3 files and such. < View plain text > javascript // URL of the mp3 file (must be on the same domain!) var file = "mymusicfile.mp3";   // define Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:27 am

3.1 rating from 34 votes

Monday, August 18th, 2008

A simple solution to the “other” problem with select boxes

Category: Examples, JavaScript, jQuery, Tip

Jeffrey Olchovy has posted a simple tutorial on using jQuery to solve a “select-to-input toggle” that shows and hides a text field when you select “Other”. It overloads the same form name, so the server side gets just one value, and doesn’t know or care if it was in the drop down or typed in. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:51 am

3.3 rating from 47 votes

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Custom events as API end points for key bindings and more

Category: Examples, JavaScript

Inspired by the Gmail team and how they created well known Greasemonkey endpoints and the custom events work that I have been doing, I was lead to play with custom events as a way to tie into key bindings. This lead to the following post on my blog: On the back of my example enjoying Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am

3.8 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Badging Flickr with Dojo

Category: Dojo, Examples

Dylan Schiemann has a really nice case study post on implementing a Flickr badge with Dojo. What is particularly interesting is how he starts with a simple version: < View plain text > HTML <head> … <link rel="stylesheet" href="/dojo/dojox/image/resources/image.css" /> <style type="text/css">     img.thing { width:50px; height:50px; } </style> … </head> <body> … <div Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:06 am
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3.3 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Frank Sinatra, Flash, and Ajax: Deckmyplace.com

Category: Examples, MooTools

Scott Boyce wrote in with an interesting story about deckmyplace.com. The site was originally designed as a Flash site, but when the mandate came from the top to use HTML instead of Flash, he had to see just how much of the original comps he could implement. And it turns out, pretty much everything. We Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

4 rating from 28 votes

iWidgets Public Beta: Impressive Widget Builder

Category: Examples, jQuery, Social Networks, Widgets

Joining with the Web 2.0 “go-meta” business model that’s so popular these days, iWidgets provides a service that lets you build widgets once and deploy them to various popular widget APIs and platforms. At the heart of iWidgets is a “PowerPoint-like” widget builder that takes strong design cues from Yahoo! Pipes, but as Peter Yared Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am

4.2 rating from 46 votes

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

72photos: Proto/Scripty Photo Sharing Site

Category: Examples, Prototype, Scriptaculous

XMG Networks has thrown their hat into the on-line photo sharing ring with the launch of 72photos, an Ajax-heavy site which looks at least partially inspired by Apple’s iPhoto ’08-generated web galleries. We asked 72photos to tell us a bit about how they went about building the site and how it compares to competitors like Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:00 am

3.8 rating from 39 votes

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Obsurvey: Ajax-heavy Survey Engine

Category: Examples

Allan Ebdrup wrote in to point us to Obsurvey. Obsurvey features a highly dynamic interface for building custom surveys; you can choose from a bunch of different survey elements and customize them in place using a technology the Obsurvey team calls “Active Rich Document” (ARD). Nicely done!

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am

3.6 rating from 9 votes

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

On-line Auction Aggregator Innovates with Ajax

Category: Examples, jQuery

Dov Katz pointed us to Josh Bochner’s labor of love, http://www.jigadig.com/. It’s an Ajax-heavy jQuery-powered auction site aggregator. What really got our attention is the search results page, which among other things lets you view full item descriptions in-line without having to jump to a different page, infinitely scroll, and easily “pin” interesting items for Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:42 am

4.1 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Usable Directory Listings with Dojo

Category: Dojo, Examples

Sam Foster has written up an example of using Dojo to create directory listings with keyboard shortcuts. You can now tab over to the box on the top right, and filter your selections: This tutorial shows you how to upgrade those plain vanilla pages to make getting around a little faster and along the way Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am
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4.4 rating from 14 votes

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Cuzillion: Performance best practices tool

Category: Browsers, Examples, JavaScript, Performance, Showcase, Testing

Steve Souders has released a nice little tool called Cuzillion which has the tag line of ‘cuz there are zillion pages to check, although it could also be that there are a zillion ways to do Web development! The tool lets you test out different techniques for optimizing performance in browsers, and these tests can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:37 pm

3.6 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Making application modules communicate with each other using Decoupling

Category: Component, Examples, Framework, JavaScript, Yahoo!

I’ve been talking about event driven application design in JavaScript in January last year and inspired Caridy Patiño to write his Bubbling Library based on these ideas. Caridy now upped the ante a bit by talking about decoupling using the bubbling library over on the YUI blog. In essence, his solution allows you to have Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:17 pm

4 rating from 29 votes

Reminded of speaking your YAHOO.lang

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Yahoo!

Mitchell Amihod has a nice little post talking about the features in YAHOO.lang which is probably the least mentioned part of YUI. He starts out with the type checking functions such as like isNull(), isUndefined(), isValue(); then he does for a trim(). Did you know that YUI had a mini template language in the form Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:43 am
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3.6 rating from 16 votes