Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

SynthaSite: WYSIWYG Site Editor

Category: Showcase

SynthaSite has joined the crowd of tools that are trying to marry online tools with WYSIWYG simplicity. Instead of creating a website offline, and sync’ing it up to a server, you edit and create the site online. At this point, I would settle for a tool that lets me work in standards mode, and puts Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 am

2.4 rating from 37 votes

Freshlogic Studios Folders

Category: .NET, Showcase

Jacob DuBray and Freshlogic Studios have a new Ajax application out in the wild: Folders allows you to work with your files on the internet, the same way you work with them on your desktop. We’ve turned months of research and development into a simple, modern website that allows you to upload, manage, and share Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:24 am

3.2 rating from 48 votes

Monday, June 4th, 2007

An Entity Lookup that helps

Category: LiveSearch, Showcase, Utility

We have all been there. Trying to remember the darn HTML entity required. You can try to scroll through the massive list, or you can use a new tool by Remy Sharp that lets you type in a character that looks kinda like the thing you want. For example, if you type in “c” it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:52 am

4.2 rating from 43 votes

IIPImage: Ajax-based Ultra High Resolution Image Viewer

Category: Library, MooTools, Showcase

Ruven has created, an open source, ultra-high resolution image viewer called IIPImage. It uses the Mootools library and is only 8KB in packed form. It’s a client server system with the client using Ajax requests to query the server and download image tiles. Users can navigate and zoom with the mouse or keyboard. There are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am

3.9 rating from 135 votes

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Flex-based SQLAdmin for Google Gears

Category: Adobe, Gears, Google, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets always brings the goods when you need a quick demo. He created the SQLAdmin tool for Google Gears that Kevin Lynch demonstrated yesterday. This app does have the side effect of showing me that I am not a mousey person. I kept clicking on “CREATE DATABASE” when I was meant to drag and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 pm

3.2 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Google Maps: Street View and Mapplets

Category: Google, Mapping, Showcase

When I first saw the new Street View functionality that has appeared in the Google Maps preview I was obviously impressed. We have seen other companies taking photos of the content, but being able to walk around the Map was very cool. If I am visiting a new building, or area, I find myself checking Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:30 am

4.5 rating from 41 votes

My Cool Button

Category: jQuery, Showcase

In dogfood style, little Web 2.0 apps come up to support Web 2.0-isms. My Cool Button takes on the Big Button meme, and uses jQuery to get ‘er done.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:14 am

3.4 rating from 57 votes

GCOE X: More Ajax OS

Category: Showcase

Shea Rial pointed us to GCOE X, the latest entry in the Ajax OS market. There isn’t much to see yet, but you can take it for a mini-test drive. As much as I love the Web, and Ajax, the Web / Ajax OS dream seems a looooong way out. And if it ever happens Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:57 am

3.3 rating from 29 votes

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Implementing a syntax-higlighting JavaScript editor in JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Marijn Haverbeke has not only been able to create a syntax-highlighting JavaScript editor in JavaScript, but he has written up the story of the brutal odyssey to the dark side of the DOM tree. The story is a great romp through the never-never-land of JavaScript, DOM, and browser “quirks”. It is well worth a read Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:40 pm

4.3 rating from 53 votes

Profile Mine: Rich Ajax MySpace Editor

Category: .NET, Showcase

Don Schmitt and his team has built a site using Microsoft’s Ajax extensions and Ajax control toolkit called Profilemine. Profilemine has a unique MySpace profile editor that enables you to edit your actual profile without typing HTML code (not just the CSS). The site includes a number of advanced Ajax-based features such as: Load your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:51 am

3 rating from 44 votes

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Dow Jones Index Ajaxified

Category: Sencha, Showcase

The Dow Jones index site has a new look. They have taken Ext JS and as Claude Betancourt says: “use Ext 1.0 to render the Dow Jones Indexes intraday grid on the homepage and search results page as well as some utilities behind the scenes.”

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am

4.3 rating from 74 votes

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Technorati Relaunch

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Dave Sifry announced that Technorati has had a refresh. The core changes are in simplicity, and working across more than just blogs. You will see the moving header across the top, trying to show the live web. The Ajax goodness on Technorati is brought to us via jQuery, as you can see via: < View Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm

2.3 rating from 18 votes

Molu: The Search Spider

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Molu is a search engine created by Himanshu Joshi. The application makes heavy use of Yahoo! UI, and it packs a lot into the results page, including: Open the page inline Squeeze URL Extract links in this page Download this page in PDF format

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:15 am

3.7 rating from 20 votes

Wachovia Bank: Ajax in the mainstream

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Garrett Langley shared that Wachovia bank is using Prototype and in their online banking application. In particular they use XHR to make calls for BillPay data, and use for the transitions and effects.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 am

3.4 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

QueWeb Customer Care GWT Application

Category: GWT, Showcase

Queplix has open sourced a GWT application called QueWeb Customer Care. The application is an example of a desktop-looking app, with a rich tree based view that ties into a lot of data munging.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:58 pm

3.8 rating from 26 votes

MyPunchBowl Helps You Pick a Date

Category: Showcase

MyPunchBowl has a new feature that helps with picking dates for events. I have run into this with scenarios such as poker night. Your group wants to play next week, so you have to work out the night that will work best for the group (most people show up and lose their money to me). Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:05 am

3.2 rating from 19 votes