Friday, June 10th, 2005

JavaScript Drag-and-Drop extension for Prototype

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype, Ruby

Thomas Fuchs has released a Drag-and-Drop extension for Prototype. Generic drag-and-drop Any element can be declared draggable and/or a drop target Callbacks (onDrop, onHover) Integrated CSS class change to add class drophover if hovering over a possible drop-target Constraints (drag only vertically or horizontally) Uses the Effect2 library for transparency and snap-back visual effects Sortable Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:14 am
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3.7 rating from 90 votes

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Ajax Framework Summary

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

Michael Mahemoff, of Ajax Patterns, has been collecting information of every Ajax framework he has come across, including information such as languages, licensing, objectives, etc. Please ping him with anything he has missed (or edit the Wiki itself). View the Ajax Framework Summary.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:05 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

AjaxAC: Open-source PHP framework for Ajax

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library, PHP

The basic idea behind AjaxAC is that you create an AjaxAC application, which in itself contains a number of action handlers and event handlers. An application in this context might mean an entire web site powered by Ajax, or it could mean a subset of a form. View the CountryRegionCity example, which uses Ajax to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 am
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3.7 rating from 10 votes

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Multiple Text Applicator (MTA) 0.1

Category: Library

An initial version of a small library that gives you list management in a widget has been released. It is called the Multiple Text Applicator (MTA). Example <script>var mta = new MTA(‘mta’,null,’field’,’button x’,’button add’);</script> <textarea id=”questions” class=”mta” delim=”newline”>apple orange banana </textarea> With this, you get a tadalisting that allows you to edit/delete lists.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:29 pm

3 rating from 6 votes

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

DWR version 0.8 Released

Category: Ajax, Java, Library

DWR (Direct Web Remoting) version 0.8 contains a big list of new features. You can download version 0.8 from DWR is AJAX and XMLHttpRequest made easy. It makes it simple to call Java on the server directly from Javascript in the browser marshalling all the parameters and return values. It gets rid of almost Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:52 am
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3.7 rating from 6 votes

Library: DOM-Drag

Category: JavaScript, Library

DOM-Drag is a lightweight, easy to use, dragging API for modern DHTML browsers. Simple Example <script language=”javascript” src=”path/to/dom-drag.js”></script> <div id=”root” style=”left:20px; top:20px;”> <div id=”handle”>Handle</div> </div> <script language=”javascript”> var theHandle = document.getElementById(“handle”); var theRoot = document.getElementById(“root”); Drag.init(theHandle, theRoot); </script> View home page View examples

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:59 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

libXmlRequest: Simple Ajax JavaScript Wrapper

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library, XmlHttpRequest

Stephen Cote has released a very simple wrapper around XHR, called libXmlRequest. The XmlRequest library contains a two public request functions, getXml and postXml, that may be used to send synchronous and asynchronous XML Http requests from Internet Explorer and Mozilla. Example var oXml = getXml(“sample_data.xml”); var aNodes = selectNodes(oXml, “/sample-data-root/the-data”, oXml.documentElement); Visit the libXmlRequest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:03 am
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3.4 rating from 12 votes

Friday, May 27th, 2005

Showcase: TIBCO shows their library / toolkit / IDE to Jon Udell

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library, Screencast, Showcase, Toolkit

Jon Udell of Infoworld has been publishing some very interesting screencases. His latest consists of TIBCO showing off a rich Ajaxian library / toolkit / IDE. The IDE (or Visual Authoring Toolkit) eats their dog food, as it is built on their library itself. As you watch the screencast, I think you will be impressed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 am

3.8 rating from 11 votes

Example: Ajax Advocates show rich widgets

Category: Ajax, Component, Examples, JavaScript, Library

A new site, Ajax Advocates, has a nice example of some rich Ajax. They put together “BlahBlah Finance!”, which consists of a rich UI component containing: Pure HTML running on Apache Object Oriented Javascript AJAX techniques to refresh Stock price Drag-drop column headers to move position of columns Excel-style grid navigation, with Undo functionality Ability Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am

2.9 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

WICK: Web Input Completion Kit

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Library

This is WICK, the Web Input Completion Kit, an evolving framework that leverages web standards such as JavaScript, DOM and CSS to facilitate textual input in form UI elements assisted by local and remote data sources. This framework strives to remain unobtrusive and preserve a form’s semantics and accessibility. The sample page shows text input Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:10 am

3.1 rating from 9 votes

Monday, April 4th, 2005

ActiveWidgets Grid 1.0

Category: Component, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

ActiveWidgets has released an updated Grid component: ActiveWidgets Grid 1.0. The grid component is very clean and slick, and is only one of the many components in their UI toolkit. ActiveWidgets products are available for both open source and commercial software development. Here are the simple guidelines for choosing the right licensing option: Use the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:44 am
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3.4 rating from 11 votes

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Ajaxian libraries: Learning from Java Web Framework problems

Category: Ajax, Editorial, Java, JavaScript, Library

Having a lot of different implementations and innovations is certainly a good thing. However, many Java web developers are frustrated as hundreds or thousands have sprung up over time. As soon as Servlets and JSPs were released, people realised that they wanted to build a framework at a higher level of abstraction. This lead to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:11 pm

2 rating from 4 votes