Showcase


Friday, March 16th, 2007

Ajax version of “Telephone” game

Category: Games, GWT, Showcase

Nich Tyrrell of InTime Games created a new Ajax site with a strange name indeed… Eat Poop U Cat. The site uses a combination of Google Web Toolkit, Amazon S3, and Amazon EC2, along with an in browser drawing utility that uses the Canvas element to get it all working. Its an online version of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am
6 Comments

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3.7 rating from 23 votes

JavaScript Ray-Tracing

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Adam Burmister sent us what he calls “The Worst Application of JavaScript Ever”. Perfect for a Friday :) He has built something “nobody will ever need a JavaScript based ray-tracer. The point of the exercise was actually to learn more about the Canvas HTML element, and ray tracing techniques, not JavaScript.”

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:21 am
14 Comments

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4.4 rating from 49 votes

Unobtrusive Control Tabs

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype, Showcase, Unobtrusive JS

Ryan Johnson has created unobtrusive JavaScript tabs called Control Tabs. The project uses Prototype / Scriptaculous. You create the tabs using standard anchors and named elements, so it’s completely accessible to non JS browsers. Example < View plain text > HTML <script>     Event.observe(window,’load’,function(){         $$(‘.tabs’).each(function(tabs){           Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:15 am
16 Comments

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4.1 rating from 43 votes

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Are Web Interfaces “Good Enough”?

Category: Showcase

We have been talking about how the desktop and web experiences are converging, and Jeff Atwood is asking Are Web Interfaces “Good Enough”? His example is µTorrent, and how the new web UI is so similar to the downloadable version: After spending about a year interacting with µTorrent exclusively through Remote Desktop, I was pleasantly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:14 pm
15 Comments

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3.7 rating from 30 votes

InstaCalc, a real-time, shareable calculator

Category: Showcase

You have a simple calculator in your computer. You can even type calculations into a Google search input, so is there room for more calculators? Instacalc thinks there is. It is a real-time, shareable calculator that features: Speed: Get answers as you type, and edit inputs in real-time. Ease of use: Write human-readable numbers and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am
6 Comments

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3 rating from 24 votes

MinMeister: Mind Mapping to the Web

Category: Rails, Showcase

MindMeister is a collaborative online mind mapping tool written with Rails and Prototype. You can capture your thoughts and share them instantly with friends and colleagues. Although in private beta, you can play with the sample map that is embedded into the main page:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:11 am
3 Comments

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3.5 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Fresh Logic Studios Bug Tracker

Category: Showcase

We mentioned Fresh Logic Studiosand their OO JavaScript framework before. Now they have created a simple Bug Tracker using their tools. It is very lean and allows you to do most tasks inline.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:54 am
2 Comments

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3.1 rating from 19 votes

Hitting the bars: Blog and News bars

Category: Ajax, Showcase

The AJAX Search team at Google has been creating wizards that wrap the search APIs. I placed a news bar on my own blog, and we just found a new one that displays blog search results. It is kinda crazy to be reading some page and seeing new content on a given topic show up Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
3 Comments

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3.4 rating from 37 votes

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

FlickrCash: View lots of Flickr images

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Jesse Skinner has created an Ajax Flickr search FlickrCash which uses jQuery. FlickrCash searches for photos on Flickr in the most efficient way, so that you can see as many thumbnails as will fit in your browser. It loads up to 10 pages in the background, so it’s very fast to browse through to find Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am
8 Comments

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3.1 rating from 27 votes

Monday, March 12th, 2007

EOGallery: Animated Image Gallery

Category: Showcase

Our FProd friends have created EOGallery, a concept of a web animated image gallery create using JQuery. It uses basic jQuery functions and Cody Lindley’s Thickbox to display larger pictures. By the way, EOGallery is XHTML 1.0 strict valid and almost CSS valid, it has been tested on Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 6 and works Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:03 am
5 Comments

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3.1 rating from 45 votes

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Instacomment: Add comments to your site

Category: Component, Showcase

Instacomment allows you to embed a link to a PHP script and some JavaScript to embed a comment system anywhere on your site. The comment widget starts as a chicklet: and when clicked on opens up into a comment view: If you are looking to add a comment system to something that doesn’t bundle comments Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am
30 Comments

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2.8 rating from 12 votes

Imgjax: simple image hosting

Category: Showcase

Imgjax is a very simple Moo.fx single page image upload application. Upload images. Free storage. One page. No registration.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:44 am
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

My Yahoo! Beta

Category: Showcase

The YUI revamp of Yahoo! properties keeps on chugging along with the latest My Yahoo! Beta. For the three people who do not have Yahoo! ids or if you just want to take a quick gander, you can check out a screencast. The new feel doesn’t seem as revolutionary as the some of the other Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:49 pm
22 Comments

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3.4 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Toggl: Ajax based timetracker tool

Category: Rails, Ruby, Showcase

Alari Aho has created Toggl, an Ajax based timetracker tool written in Ruby on Rails that uses several Ajax tehniques, including pre-fetch and asynchronous postings.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:15 am
3 Comments

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3.5 rating from 37 votes

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Lily: Graphical data-flow programming environment

Category: Showcase, Utility

Bill Orcutt has been working on Lily, a graphical data-flow programming environment that runs in a web browser: Programs are built graphically by connecting modules to add functionality, fetch and direct the flow of data, play sound or video, add interactivity or display results. Lily programs can be shared with other Lily users, installed as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:34 am
7 Comments

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4 rating from 24 votes

MyPunchbowl Upgrades Event System

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

MyPunchbowl, the event planner that may kill evite, has pushed a new version, now with 150% more Ajax. We asked Matt Douglas (Punchbowl team) to tell us what is new, and he replied: All Sign in and Sign up windows are done in a modal dialog. Note the cool Ajax zoom effect we chose to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:56 am
1 Comment

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3 rating from 19 votes