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Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Hello World: yesterday, today and tomorrow

Category: Fun

Vlad Shamgin sent in this little history on “Hello World” on the Web. 1998 < View plain text > HTML <font><b>Hello World</b></font> 2000 < View plain text > javascript var myText = "Hello World"; var _textNodeParent; var docNodes = document.childNodes[1].lastChild.childNodes; for(var j=0; j&lt;document .childNodes.length; j++){   if(document.childNodes[j].lastChild){     for(var i=0; i&lt;docNodes.length; i++){     Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am
20 Comments

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2.5 rating from 78 votes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Super Tuesday: Ajax Endorsements

Category: Fun

TechCrunch got political and got into the endorsement business, apparently based on their tech policy. So, surely Ajaxian needs to get in on this action. How better to do so than take a look at what toolkits are used by the top runners: Barack Obama Barack is trying to be inclusive by weilding Prototype, Scriptaculous, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
15 Comments

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3.3 rating from 21 votes

Friday, January 25th, 2008

YUI ready to celebrate 2nd Birthday

Category: Announcements, Fun, Yahoo!

The Yahoo User Interface library is now almost 2 years old and the team is getting ready to celebrate with a party on the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, California. If you’re around on 26th of February, why not drop by for the celebrations, meeting the people behind and get some inside information about what the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:46 am
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3.5 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Winter Holiday Christmas Lights

Category: Fun, Showcase, Sound

Scott Schiller redesigned his site for the holidays and I somehow missed it. He tends to experiment with JavaScript in this way, and this year is a great example: Move your mouse over the christmas lights (with headphones), and blow off some holiday stress! Smash -all- of the lights, and you will be.. rewarded. ;) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:28 am
2 Comments

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3.4 rating from 29 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
3 Comments

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2 rating from 65 votes

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

“A fast guy in tights and a movie about Coffee”

Category: Fun

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 pm
22 Comments

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3.5 rating from 70 votes

Monday, October 15th, 2007

KDice – GWT-based strategy game

Category: Ajax, Fun, Games, GWT

Ryan Dewsbury, creator of gpokr is no stranger to Ajaxian as we did a writeup about his Ajax poker app last year. Ryan has since released another Ajax-based game called Kdice. Kdice is an online strategy game built using the Google Web Toolkit. The goal of the KDice is to win all territories. At the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am
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4 rating from 27 votes

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Amazing Ajax Solitaire

Category: Framework, Fun, Games, Showcase, Yahoo!

In the “I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-Flash” category, Robert Schultz pointed us to his amazing World of Solitaire website, implemented with YUI, MochiKit and PlotKit: It’s hard to single out a favorite feature, from it’s ability to rescale the size of the cards when you resize the browser window to its impressive animations and smooth drag-and-drop. Definitely worth a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:29 am
14 Comments

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3.3 rating from 129 votes

Friday, July 20th, 2007

64 Squares: jQuery Chess

Category: Fun, Games

64squar.es is a completely free, fully featured and easy to use online chess site with a clean simple interface. Users can play opponents in real-time by dragging and dropping the pieces just like a real chess board. Ajax is used to make your moves on the opponent’s board and vice versa. We are trying to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:53 am
5 Comments

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4 rating from 29 votes

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Friday fun with speech bubbles

Category: Fun, JavaScript

Remy Sharp has just released his initial version of JavaScript Speech Bubbles – allowing you to place and share speech bubbles with your own commentary from any web site like Facebook or Flickr. Remy said: I’ve often looked a picture of friends and wanted to slap on my own speech bubble with some amusing comment, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:52 am
6 Comments

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3.8 rating from 45 votes

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Art with Tables

Category: Fun, HTML

As we rant and rave about CSS the true artists are up to amazing things with HTML tables :) Here is some Friday fun:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:59 am
23 Comments

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3.8 rating from 67 votes

Monday, June 25th, 2007

WHATWG to start work on Bible5

Category: Fun

I know it isn’t Friday, but give us a break: After their successful work on HTML5, CSS5, XML5, SVG5, and Web5, the WHATWG has announced that it has started work on a new version of the Bible, to be called “Bible5”. “Initially, one of the most obvious changes will be a change to the ten Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am
5 Comments

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3.6 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

JSVI: You love Vi. You love JavaScript. Now you have both

Category: Fun, JavaScript, Library

From the “we can do it, so we will” department we have JSVI, a JavaScript implementation of vi, in ~3.5k lines of code. (via Dean)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:56 am
14 Comments

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3.8 rating from 30 votes

Friday, May 18th, 2007

More Tetris

Category: Fun, Games

You can never have enough Tetris on a Friday. Sergey Popov created this version. Play away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:08 am
12 Comments

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3.3 rating from 53 votes

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Arkanoid: Something to spend Friday on

Category: Fun, Games, JavaScript

Scott Schiller is a great participate on Ajaxian, and works over at Yahoo! How I hadn’t found his DHTML Arkanoid before amazes me, and it is the perfect Friday game. This is a real labour of love. Not only did he create a great version of the game, but he stores high scores, and users Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am
18 Comments

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4.1 rating from 55 votes

JavaScript Libraries as Humans

Category: Fun

This is taken from a JavaScript Libraries panel at Web 2.0 Expo.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 am
13 Comments

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3.3 rating from 26 votes