Thursday, October 7th, 2010

PicsEngine: The latest great Cappuccino sample

Category: Cappuccino, Showcase

The Cappuccino community loves to build rich and beautiful applications. The latest example of this is PicsEngine 4.0 by Michael Villar. The application features a clean UI and nice drag and drop support.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:40 am
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3.7 rating from 34 votes

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

ExtensionFM: A case study on a sexy app, turn extension

Category: Showcase

Editor’s note: Dan Kantor is the CEO behind the awesome ExtensionFM project. It really pushes the boundaries on what the Web can do, so I asked Dan to give us a mini case study on the project. What follows is his words on the matter. Thanks for taking the time Dan! Dion recently posted about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:07 am

3.7 rating from 13 votes

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Amazing Audio API JavaScript Demos

Category: Showcase, Sound

David Humphrey and the hit squad of audio gurus have some new amazing demos for us. Perfect for a Friday. This is all through the rich Mozilla Audio API work which will hopefully be pushed into other browsers at some point in the not so distant future. Charles Cliffe has some awesome WebGL visualizations from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:01 am
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3.9 rating from 13 votes

Monday, April 19th, 2010

HTML5 and CSS3 Readiness Visualization

Category: CSS, HTML, Showcase, Standards

Paul Irish and Divya Manian have created a fun visualization on readiness of HTML5 and CSS3 standards in various browsers. It uses a bunch of the usual CSS cool-suspects: -webkit-gradient, -webkit-transition, -webkit-border-radius, and the like (and -moz/-o too). The added feature is…. do a mouse scroll on the page: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:57 am

4.2 rating from 26 votes

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Facebook’s Javascript Speed-Up

Category: Performance, Showcase

(Live blogging notes.) Makinde Adeagbo is describing Facebook’s Javascript performance optimisation efforts at JSConf. By 2009, it became clear something had to be done, as the trend was towards longer and longer page loads. Back in 2006, the objective had been super fast page loading: “If any page loads in under 100ms, it takes way Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:56 am

3.8 rating from 34 votes

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Every Time Zone; Why the Web rocks, and so do Thomas and Amy

Category: Showcase

Every Time Zone is a great new Web app by Thomas Fuchs and Amy Hoy that shows how the Web platform is ready to create fantastic visual experiences. In the spirit of “do one thing, but do it well” the application shows you what time it is in various parts of the world. Now when Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:19 pm

3.7 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

CSSDesk: A playground for CSS

Category: CSS, Showcase

We have seen a lot of playgrounds out there with JS Fiddle being the most recent. The latest is CSS Desk. It is an incredibly simple playground where you put in HTML and CSS, and see a live preview. That is it. However, Pixel Matrix Design… the folks behind it… show that they design very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:14 am

3.5 rating from 36 votes

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Web prototype of using UKI

Category: Showcase

Watch the video above by Volodya Kolesnikov, the developer behind the prototype that uses the UKI framework. ukijs matured and I put it to the test. The idea for the test was to replicate Mac core experience in the browser. With as much attention to details as possible and acceptable performance. The whole Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:50 am

4.3 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Amberjack 2.0: On page tutorials

Category: JavaScript, Showcase

We covered the original Amberjack library that offers on-page demos. Arash Yalpani is back with Amberjack 2, which groks DOM node highlighting. The main page shows how you embed a tour right into the page: < View plain text > HTML <div class="ajTourDef" id="defaultTour" style="display:none" title="">   <div title="">     <div title="{id:’logo’,padding:15,trbl:’brr’}">     Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am

3.7 rating from 13 votes

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Are browsers Quake-ing in their boots?

Category: GWT, Showcase

Ben and I are often touting the fact that we are about to see amazing Web applications as browsers support more and more of “HTML5” and the engines under the hood have become world class. The GWT team has developed something that truly shows off this engine in their port of Quake2 to GWT. Seeing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:19 pm

4.9 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

From Whisper to Shout; A new form of volume control

Category: Fun, Showcase, Sound

David Friedman calls is “silly”, but he has created something simple and fun in his new form of volume control that moves from whisper to shout as you change the volume. The code (which works on Firefox and Opera right now) uses different tracks for each level: < View plain text > HTML <audio id="apA" Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:03 pm

4 rating from 8 votes

text/x-artwork with some coffee and graphics

Category: JavaScript, Showcase

Chris Lloyd has a fun demo that randomly shows off some art using CoffeeScript and Raphael in an interesting way. There is some choice coffee in there: < View plain text > javascript for tag in document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’) when tag.type is ‘text/x-artwork’         eval(CoffeeScript.compile(tag.innerHTML)) The coffee creates some Art which is encapsulated as: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

1.2 rating from 452 votes

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Ext Designer 1.0: WYSIWYG application design tool for the Web

Category: Showcase

The long awaited Ext Designer is out. “Our developers write in Ext.” This has been said because Ext is a very high level language for Web development. It is almost DSL like versus offering low level functions that you can sprinkle in your code. If you buy into the Ext way then you can build Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:02 am

4.1 rating from 73 votes

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Harmony: Canvas Drawing Tool

Category: Canvas, iPhone, Showcase

Harmony is a new drawing tool, a HTML5/Canvas experiment with great potential. It provides some unique brush styles, and can produce some great-looking charcoal pencil style sketches, among other things. Better to try it out than explain it in words. Creator Mr. Doob (Richard Cabello) explains how he used Canvas to make it darker the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:50 am

4.4 rating from 66 votes

Friday, February 26th, 2010

ZooTool by MooTool(s)

Category: MooTools, Showcase

Bastian Allgeier has developed a beautiful, native looking web application called ZooTool. Zootool is a visual bookmark tool for images, videos, documents and links. It is completely based on Mootools, even though it looks more like a Cappuccino app! Play with it. Enjoy it.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:25 am

4 rating from 42 votes

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Javascript ePub Readers

Category: eBooks, Showcase

eBooks have gone mainstream, and right now the open ePub format is getting a lot of attention, being the iPad’s book format of choice. Often overlooked in gadget-centric media is the fact that ePub is based on web standards, and therefore amenable to being rendered in the browser, sans plugins. Pure Javascript ePub readers are Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:34 am
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4.2 rating from 23 votes