Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Mobile-Unfriendly Websites

Category: Accessibility, Editorial, Mobile, Rails

Phil Greenspun bemoans the difficulty of running modern web apps from his sidekick. My Motorola/Windows XP phone began to die after two years. Wanting something that would let me keep in touch with friends over AOL Instant Messenger, I got a T-Mobile Sidekick. I was reluctant to get a non-flip phone, but so far I Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:29 pm

3.9 rating from 23 votes

UJS Illustrated with Event Wax

Category: Library, Rails, Ruby, Unobtrusive JS

Dan Webb, one half of the team behind the Unobtrusive Javascript Plugin for Rails, posted an article on how he used UJS to develop a slick help sidebar for Event Wax. He first gets the help sidebar working using a traditional request for the whole page, and then he adds the ajax functionality via apply_behavior Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:30 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

DormItem: Free College Classifieds

Category: Rails, Showcase

DormItem is a Rails application that uses a single page Ajax model for the interface. Filtering is done via search and tags, all filtering the main content area without a full page request. You will notice that the URLs end in: #/someaction. This allows for bookmarking and reloads even though the item was got too Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:55 am
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4.2 rating from 20 votes

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Rails RJS for Ajax 101

Category: Rails, Ruby

If you haven’t checked out RJS templates, Leon of fallenRogue has written up a walk through article of RJS templates in Rails or Ajax with ease a 101 .rjs walkthrough. The article walks through a new Rails project from scratch and simply adds some ajax goodness to the comment system: < View plain text > Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:14 pm

3.7 rating from 62 votes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Unobtrusive Ajax for Rails by Dan Webb

Category: Rails, The Ajax Experience, Unobtrusive JS

notes from Dan Webb’s presentation at Ajax Experience

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:52 am

3.6 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

sthenic: ajax file sharing service

Category: Rails, Showcase

A new Ruby on Rails file sharing service has been created: sthenic. The application is simple and fits a lot into each piece. E.g. when you put in your password, it tells you how weak it is, and then goes away when done. The application will be open sourced soon at: http://projects.info-pull.com/projects/openvault

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am
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3.7 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Low Pro – Unobtrusive Scripting for Prototype

Category: Library, Prototype, Rails

We’ve covered the very cool UJS (Unobtrusive Javascript) plugin for Rails previously. Now the creators have extracted the javascript pieces to allow easy unobtrusive scripting with prototype and released it as Low Pro (download here). Low Pro features code from folks like Dean Edwards and Justin Palmer, among others. Its compatible with Prototype 1.5 and Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 7:30 am

3.7 rating from 16 votes

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Streamlined: Naked objects for the web

Category: Rails, Showcase

Our good friends at Relevance saw the output of Rails scaffolding, and instead of poo-pooing it, realised that they could make something great out of it. That is where Streamlined comes in. It’s generates let you build a right Ajax view of your data model, with views for free! This screencast will give you a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:55 am

4.2 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Unobtrusive Javascript for Rails (UJS) 0.3 Released

Category: Rails, Ruby, Toolkit, Unobtrusive JS

Luke Redpath and Dan Webb have released version 0.3 of their plugin for Rails to allow unobtrusive javascript. UJS now has its own dedicated website with docs and Trac. Discussion of this plugin on the official Rails blog shows there is interest in this plugin from members of Rails core, but it will most likely Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:46 pm
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4.2 rating from 30 votes