Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Yo Yo, develop killer cross platform mobile Web apps with Jo

Category: Announcements, Framework, JavaScript, Library

Dave Balmer (formerly YUI, currently working with me on webOS) has created a fantastic cross platform mobile Web framework called Jo. What do I mean by cross platform? webOS, iOS, Android, Symbian, Safari, Chrome, and even Dashboard Widgets. It’s philosophy is: If you want to jam an existing web page into an application framework, jo Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:33 am
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3.7 rating from 10 votes

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Raphaël 1.5 Released

Category: Announcements, Framework, SVG

Dmitry Baranovskiy and team have released another version of Raphaël, an excellent drawing and animation library backed by SVG (VML on Internet Explorer). New features in Raphaël 1.5 include custom attributes and keyframes. Keyframes can be defined similar to CSS3 Animations: < View plain text > javascript el.animate({     "20%": {cy: 200, easing: ">"}, Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:30 am

3.2 rating from 10 votes

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

2010: Web Fonts Are Here and Ready to Use

Category: Announcements, Font, Framework, Google, Typography

There’s an old saying: “It took me ten years to be an overnight success.” We’ve been waiting for web fonts for at least a decade, and 2010 will finally be the year that web fonts go mainstream. This is in no small part to the work both Typekit and Google have been doing. Today they Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 1:12 pm

2.5 rating from 2 votes

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

LunaScript: A new language and platform to take your Web 2.0 apps to the moon?

Category: Announcements, Framework

A Googler and a Facebooker were in a pub discussing the complexities of building out a rich modern Web application. There are a ton of dependencies, and you need to be proficient in multiple languages and tools (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL/NoSQL, backend languages, build tools, etc). Well, they may not have been in a pub…. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am

2.8 rating from 84 votes

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Wouldn’t it be Swell to be able to drag and drop between Web and desktop

Category: Framework, HTML, JavaScript

Christophe Eblé has kindly written a guest post on Swell JS and his drag and drop manager that works with your desktop. Here he tells us more: At Swell we were about to create a Drag & Drop Manager just like in other Javascript libraries such as Jquery, YUI, Mootools, Scriptaculous, but we were not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

4.5 rating from 59 votes

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Ample SDK: Browser-in-a-Browser

Category: Framework, JavaScript

Sergey Ilinsky, formerly of Ajax pioneer Backbase, has created a new Ajax toolkit called Ample SDK. The best way to describe Ample SDK is that it’s a browser-within-a-browser, but not in the visual sense. Rather, it aims to implement in JavaScript the stack of rendering technologies typically delegated to the browser. For example, Ample currently Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am

4 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Cappuccino 0.7: Aristo UI, Theme Engine, nib2cib, and more

Category: Cappuccino, Framework

The Cappuccino team has announced Cappuccino 0.7. There are some fairly big improvements: Aristo New Look Open Sourced Sofa has been working on a new look, and Aristo has been released to the world via PSD. It is very cool that the look and feel has been open sourced. All the controls have been updated Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 pm
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3.7 rating from 50 votes

Friday, May 15th, 2009

A peek under the hood of YUI3 – Satyen Desai on library architecture

Category: Framework, Library, Yahoo!

Talks about JavaScript are not a rare occasion any more, everybody has something to say about this wonderfully versatile language. Douglas Crockford taught us a lot about the language itself, John Resig and Peter Paul Koch taught us how browsers deal (and fail dealing) with it and there are dozens of screencasts of how to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:41 pm

4.5 rating from 41 votes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

IT Mill Toolkit 5 out of Beta

Category: Framework, GWT, Java

With the release of IT Mill Toolkit 5.3.0, the server-side RIA framework is now ready for production. I announced the initial release of 5.0 back in December of 2007. Since that time, IT Mill 5 has gone through several revisions and the release of GWT 1.5 (which means you can use Java 5 now on Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 5:24 pm

3.7 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Big News from Cappuccino: Aristo and Atlas

Category: Cappuccino, Framework, Toolkit

As it turns out, the Cappuccino team has been busy hacking away on some very impressive stuff. Today at the Future of Web Apps Miami, they announced Aristo and Atlas. Aristo Cappuccino worked with the popular design firm Sofa to create Aristo, a new open-source look-and-feel that will be freely available, including the source PSD Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:20 pm

4.2 rating from 56 votes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Xopus Application Framework: Objective-J Done Different

Category: Framework, JavaScript

The good folks at Xopus (the really cool browser-based XML editor) have been working largely in silence on a new version of their application. They’ve recently posted a presentation that talks about the framework behind this new version of Xopus. In the linked PDF, the framework is revealed to be an “object-oriented ‘extended subset’ of Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:00 am

2.8 rating from 24 votes

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Cappuccino 0.6 Released

Category: Apple, Framework, JavaScript

The Cappucinno team has a new release, 0.6 that include: New language addition to Objective-J: The @accessors keyword to eliminate the boiler plate code of writing setters and getters. Read more about it here. Support for more classes like CPTimer. Performance improvements all around, but especially in Objective-J thanks to a major rewrite of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:06 am
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3.4 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

YUI3 PR2 now available – extendable with own widgets and plugins

Category: Framework, Yahoo!

Over at the YUI blog Satyen Desai just announced the release of YUI3 PR2. The main changes are that the widgets from YUI2 are now all getting ported over to the new, leaner YUI3 architecture and that the team made it much easier to write your own YUI widgets and plugins extending the existing ones. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 3:53 am
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4 rating from 23 votes

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Mozilla, Zazzle, and UIZE

Category: Examples, Framework, Mozilla

Mozilla is big on tinkering–making things your own. They recently released a marketplace for their community to upload its own shirt designs. But because they based it on the Ajax-heavy Zazzle platform, consumers can customize the shirts in a variety of ways. We thought this made for a good opportunity to take a closer look Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:01 pm

4.1 rating from 18 votes

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Memberkit: Another Shot at VB for the Web

Category: Framework

Two years ago we covered JotForm, a Ajax-based web form builder. The folks behind it have been busy in the intervening time and have now released a more general tool: Memberkit. Three years in development, Memberkit lets you use the drag and drop tools to create listing pages, display pages or search forms. You can Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am

4 rating from 59 votes

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Widgetplus: Server side Ajax widgets

Category: Framework, JavaScript

Mikael Bergkvist has created Widgetplus, a gadget platform. He told us about it. XML Runtime The structure of an application is defined in XML. It’s loaded into the serverside runtime like this:‘ ‘); We get this as a result. (the ‘test this’ link) Changes to the app remain persistent because on the server, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:30 am

2.3 rating from 27 votes