Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

BuiltWith What Tech?

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

BuiltWith is the latest attempt at gathering information about a given URL. It aims to weazel around and find out as much technical information about the site as possible. For example: What web server? What JavaScript libraries? Do they use a CDN? What analytics programs do they use? What widgets are installed If you have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:03 am

3.2 rating from 31 votes

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Flickr’s New File Uploader

Category: Flash, Showcase, Yahoo!

Flickr has released a new browser photo uploader that uses Flash and JavaScript to let users grab multiple files, and give them progress on the upload process. The heavy lifting is done by the Flash FileReference & FileReferenceList classes, which give you the callbacks on progress.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 am

3.1 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

.Mac Web Gallery on Prototype

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

As part of the Apple announcements yesterday they showed off a new .Mac Web Gallery that uses Prototype and to give you a rich web view of your photos. Shaun Trennery blogged about the features: The main page is a collection of album thumbnails that change as the user hovers over them. The powerful Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:59 pm

2.4 rating from 216 votes

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Marketo: Marketing automation

Category: jQuery, Sencha, Showcase

Marketo produces software for managing your search engine marketing. The tool itself is very rich, and offers first class usage of Ext JS and jQuery. You can see an online demo, and you will notice rich table and tree components, and the general “looks like an app” feel.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:36 am

4.1 rating from 34 votes

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Me.dium Widgets and IE 7

Category: Showcase, Social Networks

The folk at Me.dium have announced a new widget that you can use to show Me.dium on your own site, and the full release of their IE 7 support. Below is an example of a Me.dium widget that is bound to as the central point. Me.dium is now opening up to your signups, so Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:57 pm
1 Comment

2.7 rating from 35 votes

Google Talk client in JavaScript

Category: Comet, Java, JavaScript, Showcase

Zhou Renjian has a new demo

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:35 am

3 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Stuffing more Ajax in the Backpack

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Backpack, the simple web-based manager of to-dos, notes, ideas, and schedules from 37 Signals, has had an upgrade. The team discussed some of the changes, and the biggest addition is the ability to move any “widget” (note, to-do list, picture gallery, etc.) anywhere on the page, or even to another page. We talked to Sam Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:50 am

3.6 rating from 28 votes

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Cellsea Ajax Video Editor

Category: Showcase

Cellsea has a free new video editor and convertor using MochiKit and SWFObject. It is a very primitive and simple tools that lets you do a couple of tweaks to your video, but it is a nice example of talking between the Flash and Ajax worlds.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:41 am

2.9 rating from 78 votes

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Prague 360: Maps with quality

Category: Mapping, Showcase

I don’t normally post many “mashups” but Prague 360 is to beautiful to pass up. Jeffrey Martin and his brother David have created some high quality views on some of the cities, and they use the Google Maps API as the platform to show the content. If you head over to Prague, you will see Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am

4.2 rating from 36 votes

Thursday, July 19th, 2007 on Air

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Showcase

Dave Johnson of Nitobi wrote a nice desktop application for The application is offline enabled by Air using Ajax as the actual app code itself (no Flash). Dave has written up a detailed walk through to show off how this was built, and shows (quoting his ‘l33+): Custom chrome to make things look hawt Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

4 rating from 47 votes

Protonotes: Stickies for annotating prototypes

Category: JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Protonotes is an Ajax app to allow you to annotate your prototype applications for review and discussion: Protonotes are notes that you add to your prototype that allow project team members to discuss system functionality , design, and requirements directly on the prototype. You can think of it like a discussion board/wiki in direct context Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:13 am

3.9 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Slideshow Karaoke

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Lalit Patel has created an application that will fetch random (Creative Commons Licensed) sideshows from using the API. The SlideShare Karaoke Randomizer was used for the first time on 11th July at the Creative Commons Salon in San Francisco! The application uses the API and Prototype / The code has been released Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

4.1 rating from 27 votes

Versionate: Wiki / Document Collaboration

Category: Showcase

Versionate is a new online document collaboration product that uses ajax heavily for the core UI. The user experience was designed to be as fluid as possible. Once you sign in, all the interactions stay on one page. Instead of page reloads, each document or wiki page is opened in a new tab inside the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:44 am

3.9 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

AOL Mgnet with Dojo

Category: Dojo, Showcase

AOL has a slew of new beta products all powered by Dojo. The portal piece differs from iGoogle and the like by not using iframes. At first I was surprised at this (security concerns), but then you see that the portlets are fairly locked down. Mgnet is an interesting product that helps you find content Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 pm

3.6 rating from 32 votes

Sales Builder AIR Application Update

Category: Adobe, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets has released a new Sales Builder (which he didn’t do on the bus! bad Christophe! :). Salesbuilder is a Sales Force Automation application that demonstrates local persistence using the embedded SQLite database, data synchronization, native drag-and-drop, and other features such as direct chart manipulation. It makes you wish that you had an “Experience Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 am

3.9 rating from 34 votes

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Xinu – Dashboard for Webmasters

Category: Showcase

Update: Site owner Miguel says the site is down for the next few days while he upgrades to a new server. Xinu aggregates content on anything and everything to do with your website. Type a URL in and several dozen XHR requests later, the page is populated with a screenshot, pagerank, Alexa rank, Digg tally, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:52 am

3.5 rating from 22 votes