Friday, July 7th, 2006

Echo2 Widget Panel

Category: JavaScript, Library

Dietrich Kappe reported on an announcement made on the Echo2 developer list, talking about a new component panel similar to what you see on Google IG. Dietrich kindly put up a demo page.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:43 am

4.2 rating from 38 votes

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

Slightly ThickerBox

Category: JavaScript, Library, UI

Lightboxes seem to be as hot as auto complete widgets or mashups these days! Jason Levine has modified Cody Lindley’s Thickbox code to create Slightly ThickerBox. The modifications allow the script to generate “Previous Image” and “Next Image” links. The result is that you can use Slightly ThickerBox to create image galleries. In addition, you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:34 pm

3.8 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

uniAjax: an ajax framework focused on browser support

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library

Andreas Kalsch wanted an Ajax framework that could run on nearly all of the browsers out there, so he created uniAjax. Tactics for browser compatibility is dropping down to iframes as other frameworks do. Example Here is an example that makes a simple ajax request and shoves in the result to a div: < View Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:12 am

3.6 rating from 53 votes

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Json.NET: Library to help with .NET – JS communication

Category: .NET, JavaScript, Library

James Newton-King has released a new library Json.NET that aims to provide JSON .NET API for simply and safely reading and writing valid JSON text. At the core of Json.NET, similar to the .NET XML APIs, are two classes: JsonReader and JsonWriter. Also like XML in .NET, Json.NET includes a JsonSerializer class. Reading JSON < Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:14 am

3.8 rating from 62 votes

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA Google Web Toolkit Support

Category: Google, JavaScript, Library

The JetBrains folk have smart marketing guys. Their marketing director got dirty and created a GWT Studio Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 6.0. You can see a demo of the GWT work which shows how to create an Ajax image viewer application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:56 am

3.3 rating from 38 votes

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Safari gets a Javascript debugger

Category: JavaScript, Programming, Toolkit, WebKit

Its about time – Webkit – the development version of Safari, has gotten a real javascript debugger. Its called Drosera, and the Surfin Safari blog has the announcement. Or you can just download the latest nightly of Webkit and go. Its interesting to note that this and the Web Inspector tool for Safari are about Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:16 am

4 rating from 53 votes

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Jitsu: New XML Markup Based Ajax Framework

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

We have a new Ajax framework just released. Jitsu contains an integrated set of tools to enable developers to build and deploy sophisticated user interfaces for web applications. These include an Xml markup language, page compiler, data binding engine, JavaScript runtime, control library, runtime inspector, animation engine, cross-platform library, Ajax, and back button support. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:02 am

2.8 rating from 54 votes

Geocoding with Google’s Maps API

Category: JavaScript, Programming has a new article/tutorial today about a feature that Google (apparently) quietly slipped into their Maps API a little while back – a geocoding service. Yet one of the glaring omissions from the API has been the ability to map locations without the use of third-party solutions for converting mailing addresses to their corresponding Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:54 am

3.6 rating from 47 votes

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 Datagrid

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Finetooth has created a Reorganizable DataGrid built on Ajax / Smarty / Prototype / Scriptaculous. The online test allows you to build a datagrid on the fly and play around with moving headers, sorting, and the usual. There is a README but you need to download the puppy and play around to work out how Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:14 am

4 rating from 79 votes

DHTML Goodies Image Slide Show

Category: Examples, JavaScript

DHTML Goodies is a site that has a lot of examples and widgets. The scripts range from menuing and windowing with JavaScript, to drag and drop and Ajax work. A solid resource. The latest script is another Image Slideshow

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:01 am

4 rating from 154 votes

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

True Javascript Sockets?

Category: JavaScript

On the ThinkPHP blog, there’s a new post with an interesting concept – true sockets in Javascript – including code! I could not find a single way to have real sockets in Javascript. Google told me that there probably is no solution except embeding a java applet or an active-x component! So I thought why Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:48 pm

3.6 rating from 72 votes

Monday, June 19th, 2006

JavaScript World Cup of Frameworks

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Library

In the spirit of the most common question “What Ajax framework should I use?” and the current World Cup, a new article goes through and gives you a high level look at some of the many frameworks out there. Over the past year or so, as DOM Scripting has exploded in the mainstream coding arena Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:53 pm

4 rating from 35 votes

LITBox: One more lightbox

Category: JavaScript, Library, UI

Ever since LightBox was out we have seen a slew of different versions. Ryan Lowe has created LITBox. Why? So with all of the light/thick/whatever-box methods out there today, why would I build my own… because I wasn’t all that thrilled with the other ones out there. Don’t get me wrong, LITBox is not perfect, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:43 pm

4.1 rating from 45 votes

Friday, June 16th, 2006

What Would World Wide Web Developers Do?

Category: Browsers, JavaScript, Survey

While not specifically Ajax-related, I definitely think that this new post on Jeff Attwood’s blog shares some very valuable information about the environment we all develop in – web browsers – and the usage trend he’s seeing on his site. To get an idea of what web developers are using — as compared to typical Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:05 am

4.2 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

AJAX Developers Tell Microsoft IE Is Not Enough

Category: Editorial, JavaScript

It looks like Ajax developers out there are finally getting to the point of wanting more out of their tools – including Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. According to this article over on eWeek, the popular vote at the recent Microsoft TechEd (2006) from developers when asked how many work cross-platform was an almost completely unanimous “yes”. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:07 am

3.7 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Google Ajax Search API

Category: Google, JavaScript, Library

Google has released a new search API that lets you add an Ajax version of Google Search to your site (instead of just a simple search box that heads off to Google land). As well as the API itself, you can take a look at the search module as an example:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:49 am

4.3 rating from 46 votes