JavaScript


Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Lightbox v2.0 released

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit

Lokesh Dhakar has released version 2.0 of his nifty JavaScript image tool, Lightbox. What’s New in Version 2.0 Image Sets: group related images and navigate through them with ease Visual Effects: fancy pants transitions Backwards Compatibility: yes! The effects are nicely done, and look very similiar to what the guys at alwaysBeta did with it, Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 3:32 pm
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4.4 rating from 79 votes

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

W3C Range for IE

Category: IE, JavaScript, Library

Jorgen Horstink has started to hack away on a W3C Range implementation for Internet Explorer. An example of its usage is: < View plain text > javascript <script src="function.prototype.js" type="text/javascript" /> <script src="range.js" type="text/javascript" /> <script type="text/javascript">   window.onload = function () {     var sel   = new Selection();     var range Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:49 am
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3.9 rating from 40 votes

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Growing a Javascript Tree

Category: JavaScript, Utility

When debugging your Ajax (or other Javascript) applications, you can never have too much information. Sometimes, it helps to have things all laid out there before you can really see the issue at hand. This handy little script can help you get a better idea of what the Javascript on your page is really like. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:31 pm
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3.3 rating from 34 votes

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Dean Edwards and Another Base.js

Category: JavaScript, Library, Tip

Dean Edwards is a smart man, and wasn’t happy with any Base classes out there in various libraries so he wrote his own Base.js. His goals: I want to easily create classes without the MyClass.prototype cruft I want method overloading with intuitive access to the overloaded method (like Java’s super) I want to avoid calling Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 pm
3 Comments

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3.7 rating from 47 votes

Comet is here with LightStreamer?

Category: Comet, Java, JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Alex Russell coined the term Comet as a way to discuss a different interaction model to standard Ajax. It all sounds good, but how can we implement the server side piece? Should we use Twisted? Apache mods? There is an Italian vendor that has been on this for ~5 years LightStreamer. They have servers that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am
24 Comments

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4.1 rating from 65 votes

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Excerpt from Professional Ajax covering XML, XPath, and XSLT

Category: Ajax, Books, JavaScript

Webreference.com has posted part one of an excerpt from the book Professional Ajax, covering XML, XPath, and XSLT. The chapter covers loading XML into the DOM, using XPath to select nodes, and transforming XML into HTML with XSLT. Here are some reviews from around the web – the general consensus seems to be positive. Sreejith’s Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:47 am
2 Comments

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3.5 rating from 33 votes

JSEclipse 1.5 released

Category: Java, JavaScript, Toolkit

JSEclipse (covered here previously) has released version 1.5, with a host of new features: Code completion Supports most common JavaScript coding idioms and features from major JavaScript libraries like Dojo and Prototype Uses Rhino for better understanding of JavaScript code Only suggests code from the current project Makes use of JSdoc and inline parameter comments Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:05 am
6 Comments

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3.6 rating from 51 votes

A Simple, Clean DOM Reference

Category: JavaScript, Programming

No matter what your Javascript skill level, there’s times when you just need some good, quality documentation to look to. Unfortunately, a lot of the materials out there covering the DOM in Javascript are overbearing and sometimes just plain confusing. Thankfully, there is a bit of hope out there and it comes in the form Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:58 am
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3.9 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Javeline TelePort released under the GPL

Category: Comet, JavaScript, Library

Javeline TelePort is an Open Source server communication layer supporting all popular web services such as XML-RPC, SOAP, JSON, REST and Comet. Javeline TelePort is an Open Source server communication layer supporting all popular web services. By using it, developers can elegantly implement asynchronous communication as part of their AJAX projects. It has robust error, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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4.1 rating from 26 votes

Monday, March 20th, 2006

MS HTML Applications

Category: JavaScript, Programming

Speaking of Web-Desktop Integration, Russell Beattie has rediscovered an old Microsoft feature, HTML Applications, that lets you create little windows apps with Javascript. I ran across a bunch of stuff I remember messing with back in 1999 – including HTML Applications contained in an .hta file. Ahh, that’s right – that’s how you can make Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:54 am
7 Comments

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3.3 rating from 12 votes

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Ajax from Scratch: Implementing Mutual Exclusion in JavaScript

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming

On Developer.com, there’s the first part of a series of articles – “Ajax from Scratch” – that’s looking to describe some of the fundamentals on getting “rich internet applications” built up without any framework assistance. In this first part, they look at something that can cause an amazing amount of headaches for developers that are Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:41 am
16 Comments

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3.1 rating from 42 votes

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Dynamic Favicons

Category: Browsers, JavaScript, Programming

Michael Mahemoff has posted an interesting idea concerning other uses for the “favicon” supported by browsers these days. He suggests that favicons shoul dbe supported just as easily as any other DOM-accessible item in the page, and sets out to discover the truth. I’ve found surprisingly little info on this – is anyone doing it? Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:49 am
15 Comments

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3.6 rating from 61 votes

JSP Controls Tag Library 0.5 Released

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

JSP Controls Tag Library (the “Library”) allows building dual-mode JSP components that work in both Ajax and standard mode off the same codebase. The portlet-like components handle input and render output in decentralized manner, therefore a central controller or other coordinator like a portal engine is not required. The Library utilizes two request processing concepts: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
3 Comments

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3 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Combining Ajax and XSLT in Skinnerbox

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming

Alex Bosworth describes, in this blog post, a simple example that he’s created to show the possibilities of merging XSLT with Ajax to create a “skinning” site for prettying-up blog RSS feeds. I’ve been looking a lot lately at what XSLT can add to web development, and this weekend I started playing around with Google’s Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:25 pm
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4 rating from 31 votes

Live Clipboard – Data-Rich Copy/Paste for the Web

Category: JavaScript, Programming, Usability

Via this post on the Brains4All blog, there’s some information about a slick little Javascript-based tool created by Ray Ozzie tentatively named “Live Clipboard”, a data-rich copy/paste method for the web. Ozzies’ idea is to have Copy And Paste JavaScript powered XML allowing users to copy and paste XML meta data from site to site Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:12 am
7 Comments

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3.2 rating from 53 votes

Quality JavaScript from Scratch

Category: Articles, Books, JavaScript, Programming

A Free, Long (80 pages+) Excerpt from Sitepoints Upcoming JavaScript Book

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:45 am
1 Comment

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3.5 rating from 33 votes