Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Choosing an Ajax Framework

Category: Framework, Library

There are hundreds of Ajax libraries and frameworks out there. How do you choose one that’s right for you? Sébastien Just (Seaiji Design) has a few pointers. server independant or not ?server independant frameworks will help you in mashing-up server technologies and lowly ties your software architecture while server dependant frameworks may increase your productivity Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:41 am

3.5 rating from 74 votes

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Unobtrusive Control Tabs

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype, Showcase, Unobtrusive JS

Ryan Johnson has created unobtrusive JavaScript tabs called Control Tabs. The project uses Prototype / Scriptaculous. You create the tabs using standard anchors and named elements, so it’s completely accessible to non JS browsers. Example < View plain text > HTML <script>     Event.observe(window,’load’,function(){         $$(‘.tabs’).each(function(tabs){           Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:15 am

4.1 rating from 43 votes

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

UED – URL Encoded Data

Category: JavaScript, Library, Remoting

UED is a tiny library that takes a hash and converts it into a URL. Instead of passing a JSON string, for example, you could just construct a URL containing the transfer object. Update: I should mention that this is more about the format than the library…UED is a proposal for a standard way to Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 9:20 am

3.4 rating from 23 votes

jQPie: jQuery PHP interface extension

Category: jQuery, Library, PHP

jQPie is a lightweight PHP interface to jQuery that supports XML, HTML and JSON handlers. What can jQPie do? Easily request and process data from php using $.getJSON Example Inject php generated html into elements using $.(element).load Example Call php functions directly from your web pages using $.jqpie Example Call jQuery from php in respond Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:55 am

3.5 rating from 89 votes

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Sun Web Developer Pack

Category: Java, jMaki, Library, PHP

The Sun Web Developer Pack isn’t a sexy name, and having ‘Sun’ start it out often doesn’t help a technology…. but there is some good technology here. The Sun Web Developer Pack helps you to leverage emerging web technologies and techniques to create interactive and dynamic web applications for the enterprise. This toolkit is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 am

3.3 rating from 44 votes


Category: JavaScript, Library

GvaScript (pronounce “gee-vascript”) is a javascript framework born in Geneva, Switzerland (GVA is the IATA code for Geneva Cointrin International Airport). It is built on top of the prototype object-oriented javascript framework ( and offers a number of extensions and widgets, such as keymap handling, application-specific events, autocompletion on input field, and a tree navigator Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:41 am
1 Comment

2.5 rating from 33 votes

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Javascript/CSS Font Detector

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Library

Lalit Patel has created a nice Javascript/CSS font detector: This Javascript code can be used to guess if a particular font is present on the users machine. It uses simple Javascript and some CSS rules to check whether that font is available. This may help desktop-like web application developers when they want to provide different Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.1 rating from 90 votes

Friday, March 9th, 2007

JavaScript Native Interface (JSNI) in GWT

Category: Google, GWT, JavaScript, Library

I have recently had quite a few people talking about how they like GWT but with they could get out of the Java box to delve into JavaScript for some low level work. The assumption was that you cannot do this with GWT and that if you run against the abstraction barrier you are hosed. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:01 am

3.7 rating from 44 votes

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

ADLib: Another DHTML Library

Category: JavaScript, Library

Bart Melton has a sense of humour, and came out with ADLib: Another DHTML Library. The highlights are: XHR (of course) Behaviors (custom written, but same principle, so I used the same name) Event management Effects creation engine Hashes Array and string extensions Functions for basic styling (setStyle, addClass etc) Several DOM searching techniques ($, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:40 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Open Source JSON Tag Library Released

Category: JavaScript, JSON, Library

James Wiltshire and his team at ATG have created and released a JSP tag library that is used to render JSON data from within JSP code. They use JSON as our data format of choice for all AJAX applications being written at ATG, and they use this library extensively to render the JSON. This allows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:20 am

3.5 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Currying in JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Dustin Diaz has a nice entry on currying in JavaScript a technique used often in languages such as LISP, Perl, and many others. Dustin’s curry implementation: function curry (fn, scope) { var scope = scope || window; var args = []; for (var i=2, len = arguments.length; i < len; ++i) { args.push(arguments[i]); }; return Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:51 am

3.9 rating from 15 votes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Dynamic Right Click Context Menu

Category: JavaScript, Library

Harel Malka needed a right click context menu for an application, and found that the offerings out there although provide a right click menu, do not actually provide any context. The menus are predefined in advance and dot really relate directly to what you clicked. For example, If I right click a contact name link, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:44 am

3.8 rating from 124 votes

PQuery – PHP and jQuery

Category: jQuery, Library, PHP

PQuery is to jQuery as Rails helpers is to Prototype and PQuery is a set of helper classes for JQuery JavaScript library.This library allows you to easily integrate AJAX , Effects and other JQuery functionality into your PHP scripts.IT has a small foot print and is compatible with PHP4 and PHP5. Download PQuery PQuery Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 am

3.8 rating from 219 votes

ClassAnim & HoverHijax: Keeping Presentation out of Your JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, UI, Yahoo!

Jeremy Gillick wants to keep the peanut butter separate from his jam, and to aide this has written a couple of YUI extensions to help out: When you’re animating a rollover or fading some colors do you stop and thing what you’re doing? You’re putting the colors, dimensions and effects into your JavaScript! The presentation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am
1 Comment

3.7 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

4D Web 2.0 Pack Demos

Category: JavaScript, Library

The 4D team has released demos for their 4D Web 2.0 Pack. Ironically the demos are downloadable samples that focus on showing of ajaxian database applications. The demos available are: Vacation Tracker: Losing track of time? This rich application manages your time off. See how little source code is necessary to build a powerful live Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

3.3 rating from 30 votes

Frevvo Live Forms Builder

Category: JavaScript, Library

frevvo Live Forms is (yet another) Ajax-based web form builder that has been created for business forms. It was created by developers who were getting tired of hand-coding forms for clients. Some specific business form capabilities are: XML aware forms. Fancy layouts – collapsible sections, tabs … Dynamically repeating things – multiple cars, email addresses Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:10 am

3.3 rating from 19 votes