Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Tastebook: Rails Ajax Cookbook App

Category: Ajax, Flash, Rails, Showcase

I was at the PCWorld innovative product awards at CES last night, and ran into Tastebook, a site that allows you to build a personal cookbook from both online and your grandma’s recipes. The site is Rails based, and uses a mixture of JavaScript and Flash to get rich functionality such as a visual representation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am

3.5 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Flash “Ajax” Update: Flex LiveCycle Data Services Goes Open-Source

Category: Announcements, Flash

Flash (via Flex or AIR) allows developers to open connections to servers (binary sockets), much like XHR in Web applications. And, just as frameworks like DWR and JSON RPC allow for remoting objects via XHR, a number of frameworks allow for remoting objects in Flex. One of the most popular has been Flex LiveCycle Data Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:01 am

4 rating from 37 votes

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Kevin Hoyt on the AIR Experience

Category: Adobe, Flash, JavaScript, Presentation

Kevin Hoyt of Adobe gives a personal tour of how you can take your web development skills to the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) in his presentation from The Ajax Experience, which was recorded, and shown here. Kevin is a top notch guy, and really gets Ajax. One good example is his latest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

3.2 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

SWFAddress 2.0: Deep linking for Flash and Ajax

Category: Ajax, Flash, JavaScript, Library

SWFAddress 2.0 has been released: SWFAddress is a small, but powerful library that provides deep linking for Flash and Ajax. It’s a developer tool, allowing creation of unique virtual URLs that can point to a website section or an application state. SWFAddress enables a number of important capabilities which are missing in today’s rich web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:14 am

3.4 rating from 44 votes

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Kevin Lynch unmasked (or masked) as The Flash!

Category: Flash, Fun

Ben and I are in London, enjoying the rain, as we participate in the @media Ajax conference in Westminster. We got to give our morning address next to Westminster Abbey at the same time that the Queen and all of the royalty were celebrating her 60th wedding anniversary. Awwww. As per usual, we were working Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:34 am

2 rating from 65 votes

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

New Ajax for Old Iron

Category: Flash, JSON, Sencha, Showcase

In the rush to develop entirely new Web 2.0 systems based on Ajax, it is often easy to lose sight of how it can be used to improve the so-called “legacy” enterprise systems. Over at the Ext JS blog, there’s a post about German developer who put together a reporting/BI application to front-end RPG code Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:44 am

4.1 rating from 72 votes

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

FitFlash: Make that rectangle move

Category: Flash, JavaScript, Library, Tip

You have seen the pain when you resize a browser and the Flash rectangle doesn’t move. FitFlash is a smart script that resizes your flash automatically if your browser window size is smaller or greater than your flash minimum desired size keeping it accessible independent of screen resolution. It is trivial to use, you just Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:04 am

3.7 rating from 34 votes

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Coming soon to Flickr: Photo editing

Category: Flash, UI, Yahoo!

TechCrunch reports Flickr is to gain photo editing. It will use IFrame-based integration with Flash editing tool Picnik. Flickr has chosen Seattle-based Picnik (profile) to handle the long requested photo editing feature for Flickr users. Currently, you can rotate photos on Flickr, but the editing stops there. When the new tools launch, users will be Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:57 pm

3.4 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Google Analytics expands tracking capabilities

Category: Ajax, Flash, Google, JavaScript

VentureBeat is reporting that Google has updated their popular Google Analytics service to begin tracking Ajax and Flash-based requests: The new additions reflect a growing feeling on the web that pageviews are a less important metric than they used to be. Google Analytics is opening a feature for beta testing that tracks user engagement with Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

3 rating from 48 votes

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Buzzword: Ajax vs. Flash on the Word Processor

Category: Flash

If you’ve seen a demo of Adobe AIR or Flex recently, you’ve probably seen Buzzword, a Flash-based word processor. Compared to Microsoft Word 2007 or Pages ’08, Buzzword is unimpressive and underpowered. However, compared to any Ajax word processor, Buzzword is a revelation. A web-enabled word processor that doesn’t limit you to the incredibly basic Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:22 am

3.9 rating from 37 votes

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

gefingerpoken: Multi Touch Gestures

Category: Flash, Showcase, UI

Michal Migurski implemented the two-finger drag of a multi-touch interface in Flash: (Please install the Flash Player plugin) In his example he visually shows how the implementation calculates a third point of the triangle. He explains this all: There are two main difficulties: figuring out how precisely the two contacts should act on an object, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

2.7 rating from 26 votes

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Right Click and Flash

Category: Flash, JavaScript, Library

Zoom In? Really? How often do you ever want to zoom in on an app? But we have all seen that when we right click on a Flash file. Paulius Uza has a solution for the right click context menu and has posted the code on a Google Code project. Why would anyone want to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:29 am

3.7 rating from 42 votes

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Flickr’s New File Uploader

Category: Flash, Showcase, Yahoo!

Flickr has released a new browser photo uploader that uses Flash and JavaScript to let users grab multiple files, and give them progress on the upload process. The heavy lifting is done by the Flash FileReference & FileReferenceList classes, which give you the callbacks on progress.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 am

3.1 rating from 32 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, 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

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Aflax and Google Gears

Category: Flash, Gears, Google

Paul Colton quickly took Google Gears and created a simple example of using it from Flash, and his Aflax framework. Kevin Lynch demonstrated an Apollo application that used Gears at the California Google Developer Day event today. You could also have applets that use the JavaScript. function displayRecentPhrases() { var recentPhrases = [”, ”, ”]; Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:45 am

2.9 rating from 14 votes