Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Tapefailure: Web Analytics on Actions

Category: Showcase

Joshua Gross, founder of Tapefailure, let us know about their new launch. Tapefailure records user actions, which are recorded as tapes, and the users can play back the tapes or view various statistics about them. You can get access to information such as visual mouse maps, and average tapes. Tapes are recorded via iframes, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:43 am

3.3 rating from 28 votes

Friday, May 11th, 2007


Category: Rails, Showcase

Richard White has created another Rails Ajax Scaffolding solution with the ActiveScaffold plugin: ActiveScaffold provides you with a wealth of dynamically created goodness: An AJAXified table interface for creating, updating, and deleting objects Automatic handling of ActiveRecord associations Sorting, Search and Pagination Graceful JavaScript degradation RESTful API support (XML/YAML/JSON) baked in Sexy CSS styling and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:49 am

3.7 rating from 48 votes

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Overlay Pictures on Yahoo! Travel Maps

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Yahoo! Travel has added a new Map on Map feature which allows you to overlay maps, and set the opacity. For example, this example has the forum in Rome overlayed on top of the city. You can also check out the Grand Canyon and the National Mall.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:17 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Iris: Example of combining Java applets and Ajax

Category: Java, Showcase

Last week I got to see Iris, a Flickr manager that uses Java applets and Ajax together to give enhanced features such as: Native desktop integration (drag and drop works, full screen) Rich media: OpenGL for 3D graphics (hardware accelerated), OpenAL for spatialized audio, Java Media codecs Jasper Potts, a Sun developer, explains Iris, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am

3.1 rating from 48 votes

Google Analytics: MeasureMap is Alive

Category: Google, Showcase

I am personally excited to see that Google Analytics has announced a new version. Ever since the Measure Map acquisition people have been hounding “what are they doing with Measure Map?”. Now, Jeffrey Vreen can proudly announce it to the world. I have been able to use it on internal Google blogs, and they have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:26 am

3.9 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

phpMyAdmin Query Browser

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Dougal Matthews has created a phpMyAdmin Query Browser as part of a University project that he has been working on in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is a prototype system that he plans on continuing over the summer, adding cross browser support, reducing the library dependences and fixing problems. The project using Prototype,, and xajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:01 am

2.4 rating from 66 votes

Monday, May 7th, 2007

SharedBook: Collaborative On-demand Reverse Publishing Platform

Category: Dojo, Showcase

SharedBook has built a collaborative on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform. The platform automatically flows multiple streams of data (such as archived materials, user-generated content, and photographs) into a structured book product that can be purchased as is, or personalized further. The content can be retrieved from a feed or pushed via SharedBook’s open API. This is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am

3.6 rating from 26 votes

Tripbase: Travel 2.0 Site

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Tripbase is a new single page application built using Dojo. It gives you recommendations based on settings that you configure via sliders and text. The various components are nicely wrapped as Dojo widgets. A view-source | grep dojo.require will show you goodies like: < View plain text > javascript dojo.require("dojo.widget.Slider"); dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.GeneratorResultsHolder"); dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.GeneratorResult"); dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.IframeDialog"); dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.SlideShow2");   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:09 am

4.2 rating from 42 votes

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Pitchfork MPD Client

Category: Showcase

Roger Bystrøm has written an Ajax frontend to MPD, Pitchfork: The benefit of Pitchfork is that once it’s installed it’s available on any machine with a modern web-browser. With icecast you’ll also be able to remotely listen to your music through pitchfork. To get a feel of pitchfork, have a look at the video and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:31 am

4 rating from 25 votes

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Yellow Bot: Local Search

Category: Showcase

Yellow Bot is a local search solution that cries Web 2.0. You have map mashups everywhere, including on the search results. The project makes a heavy use of Ajax technologies. View source to see YUI, jQuery, thickbox, and much much more.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:47 pm

4.4 rating from 55 votes

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Ambassador Publications announces Dojo-based app

Category: Dojo, Showcase

SitePen has noted that Ambassador Publications announces a Dojo-based app that they helped create: From a technical perspective, the platform was a significant challenge to build, with over 700K of JavaScript in a single-page application, over 50 different custom Dojo widgets, auto-save, auto-sync, and a custom server-side platform to integrate with the various ad networks Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:34 am
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3.4 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Loupe.js: Magnifier Component

Category: Canvas, Component, Showcase

Christian Effenberger is having great fun with canvas. His latest incarnation is Loupe.js, which allows you to add a magnifier to an object on your page. All you have to do is tell Loupe where to put it: < View plain text > HTML <div> <img id="…" onLoad="initLoupe(;" src="…" width="356" height="205" alt="…"/> </div>

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am

4.4 rating from 97 votes

Friday, April 27th, 2007

REST Describe WADL toolkit

Category: GWT, Showcase

Thomas Steiner has released REST Describe, a GWT application, open-sourced, that groks WADL: The application is based on the idea that creating a description for a Web Service should be a rather simple task given the information already contained in requests. Let’s take a very simple imaginary online bookmarking Web Service to make the idea Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:23 am

3.2 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Radius IM: Mappy Meebo in Dojo

Category: Chat, Showcase

Radius IM is a mashup of Google Maps (location) with IM (teh social). It’s the only site that shows you where your friends are hanging out and lets you surf for other people based on location. It supports all the major networks: MSN, AIM/ICQ, Yahoo, and GTalk/Jabber. And you can use radiusIM from anywhere because Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:36 am

3.9 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Newsvine Live: Evergreen is forever

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Newsvine has relaunched itself. The “evergreen” release empowers the user to create a newspaper that fits their taste. You will now see: That you can drag and drop content around the page You can add news sources You see how live the web stream is The live piece is a little disorientating (but you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:50 am

3.4 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Satama: Nice looking portfolio

Category: Showcase

Satama is a dutch design firm that has a nice new site, showing off their portfolio. What interested me was that it is an example of “looks like Flash” but is actually simple Ajax. The application using YUI for animations, history management, and more.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:09 am

4.2 rating from 68 votes