Friday, July 13th, 2007

Robot Replay: Watch your users via Ajax

Category: Showcase

Robot Replay is a Rails application written by Nitobi that allows you to record how your users use your site, and play it back later. You include a piece of JavaScript on your site, and then user events are chunked, and sent up to RobotReplay every now and then. Once the user is done with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:08 pm

3.2 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Uncluttr: A cleaner Amazon

Category: Prototype, Rails, Showcase

Derek Gaw gave an ignite talk tonight onAIR which showed off his Uncluttr project. Derek works for Amazon, but this is outside of his company work. He is frustrated seeing 1.5MB of content being downloaded when you login, find a book, and then view the detail page. That is too much. Uncluttr uses the Amazon Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.7 rating from 37 votes

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Bust a Name: Helping you find a darn domain

Category: Showcase

Ryan Stout’s company recently launched Bust a Name which has the functionality of things like Instant Domain Search , but it also has a “word combiner” where you enter words and the site tries all different combinations of them and lets you know what domains are available based on those combinations. It also lets you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:15 am

3.7 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Geni Smart Contact Form

Category: Showcase

Nothing drives me more batty than when I want to contact someone at a company, and it keeps sending me to some crappy set of FAQs that I know will not answer my question or concern. I am sure you have been there. Geni has a nice solution. It appears to let you go right Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:54 am

3.6 rating from 31 votes

JDocs 2: Now with Ajax

Category: Java, Showcase

JDocs is a place to search Java API documentation. It does more than just give you the usual Javadoc though. Users can annotate the documentation, Wiki style, and thus the documentation gets better. This new release is jam packed with Ajax support, from the wiki support, to model queries, and much more.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 am

3.3 rating from 19 votes

Friday, June 29th, 2007

htsh: http shell

Category: Showcase

Adeel Khan has created another HTTP shell called htsh using PHP on the backend and jQuery for the front end. It currently supports most common commands, like cd, chmod, cp, edit, exit, ls, mkdir, mv, rm, rmdir, touch, unzip, and zip. It is also very easy to add your own commands. It even supports tab-completion. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:31 am

4.3 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Vayama: Visual Web 2.0 Travel

Category: Showcase

Vayama is a new Travel 2.0 site that has an Ajax UI. Vayama itself has a focus on international travel for U.S. travelers. To help out, you get visual clues on your itinerary. Maybe this is because they know that the US has some… erm…. issues with geography? :) The Ajax (DWR and more) and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:17 am

3.9 rating from 15 votes

Google Docs and Spreadsheets Updated

Category: Showcase

Ron Schneider announced a new look for Google Docs and Spreadsheets today. This is a good example of changing the feel for an app that you use daily, and adding some nice Ajax effects and features, such as the good ‘ole left side folder list. I wonder if anyone will be confused that these folders Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am

4 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Digg’s new comment system and jQuery

Category: jQuery, JSON, Showcase

There has been a lot of talk in the Digg community about their new comment system. Joe Stump implemented the new system, and in the process he took out, and created a jQuery plugin based solution. By far the most complex portion of the comments system was how dynamic it was going to be. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am

3.8 rating from 96 votes

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

FV3: Real Estate Unit Info

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

James MacFarlane developed this real estate map to give real-time data of unit availability in one of our rental developments. You can mouse-over the available units to view the townhouse details, and click to view the floor plan. It’s simple, clean and to the point. The application makes heavy use of Prototype and throughout. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:09 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Rhyme and Reason

Category: Dojo, Java, Showcase

Rhyme & Reason provides a rich text editor for composing poems, automatically scans each line’s meter as you type and displays the marked up line in a panel below the editor. I believe it is the only online tool that can read a line of poetry and scan it automatically. It also supports scanning an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 am

3.9 rating from 29 votes

CNN Beta Site

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

CNN has a new beta site that plays with Prototype and for some simple clean effects and inline Ajax. The site also uses a StorageManager to access local storage using IE-specific, DOM storage, or cookies. This way your personalization is stored away. If you put it side by side the current site, you will Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:28 am

3.3 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Apple Revamps its website

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

To go with the keynote, Apple pushed live a new revamped website that looks even more like it is running in iTunes. There are lots of effects, courtesy of Prototype and, such as mouseover accordians, and horizontal scroll areas. Fred Oliveira wasn’t all impressed: Apple launched a new website. “Great!”, I hear you say Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am

3.9 rating from 46 votes

Monday, June 11th, 2007

TARR: Tabbed Ajax RSS Reader

Category: Showcase

Marc B. Stroz pointed us to a new Joomla module called TARR (Tabbed Ajax RSS Reader). TARR is using the EXT JS libraries, JQuery and the simplepie xml parser to display different feeds in a tabbed format. It allows for server defined defaults / favorites and for users to add to their favorites for later Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:27 am

4.2 rating from 29 votes

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Remember The Milk Offline

Category: Gears, Offline, Showcase

Remember The Milk is one of the early Web 2.0 entrants that keeps innovating. I think that they were probably the first popular-non-google web applicationto go offline with Gears. They decided to take an approach similar to Google Reader’s offline model: What can I do offline? Just about everything that’s possible online with Remember The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:38 pm

3.6 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Mind42: Collaborative Mind Mapping

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Stefan Schuster has created Mind42, a collaborative mind mapping tool. It’s a Dojo powered full JavaScript client with a Java server in the backend for providing a JSON interface. Its a full Drag and Drop enabled graphical mindmap editor including web only features like collaboration, sharing, blog integration and: Text nodes with colors, icons, links, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am

3.9 rating from 40 votes