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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Couchville: Simple TV Listings

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Couchville is another site that has stepped up to the plate to fill the void after the Yahoo! TV ruckus (there are others such as TV Listings. Couchville’s purpose is to be a simple TV listings website. In addition to being usable and fast, there are interesting features such as the draggable program guide (a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:28 am
11 Comments

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3.4 rating from 14 votes

Monday, March 5th, 2007

United updates their web site

Category: Showcase

When I went to United to look for some tickets I had a pleasant surprise. Normally I curse the website, as I do with most of the airline sites. We are used to some nice usable websites these days. We have rich date pickers and the like. The airlines often have us in old-school land, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:20 pm
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 10 votes

AOL launches Dojo based Ajax WebMail

Category: Showcase

AOL has launched their AIM Webmail beta that uses Dojo for rich interaction a la Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. AOL has been a long term fan of Dojo and it shows in view source: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript">var djConfig = { isDebug: false, debugAtAllCosts: false, useXDomain: false, debugContainerId: "wsDebugger" };</script>   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:59 am
6 Comments

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4 rating from 24 votes

Weebly Relaunches

Category: RichTextWidget, Showcase

If you are interested in the WYSIWYG race, then you have probably checked out Weebly. They relaunched this morning, adding the features: Bring your own domain, and we’ll still host your website at your domain for free. We’ve integrated SnipShot image editing so that users can edit, crop, resize and retouch images within the Weebly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:50 am
3 Comments

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3.7 rating from 19 votes

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

BuildASign: Ajax Enabled Design Tool

Category: Dojo, Showcase

BuildASign is a simple Ajax tool that lets you design signs. If you fancy printing a quick sign that uses Dojo on the client side to .Net on the back end, you have found the place.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 am
3 Comments

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4.1 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

ColorJack: Visualize color theory

Category: Showcase, UI

ColorJack allows you to visualize color theory with the sphere. This reminds us of Kuler, the user generated color app from Adobe Labs. It is pretty amazing that so many people are sharing color groups :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:12 am
11 Comments

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4.2 rating from 32 votes

MiniAjax: Ajax Showcases

Category: Showcase

MiniAjax is a site that has gathered interesting dhtml examples (many of which we have covered in the past) and put them together. They link to classics such as: Prototype Window Reflections Bubble Tooltips Ajax Tabs Google X

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:00 am
3 Comments

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3.7 rating from 48 votes

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Spellify: Automatic Spell Checker

Category: Showcase

Nikola Kocic has created Spellify, a AJAX driven web application which uses the Google spell checker to automatically spell check and display spelling suggestions after the user stops typing. The site was launched back in November 2006 and is currently in Beta. It also supports several languages and can spell check any pasted or typed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:29 am
1 Comment

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4.1 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Snowvision: Ajax meets Snowboards

Category: Rails, Showcase

Snowvision is the second site created by Diversion Media (who created Travelistic). Snowvision features a drag and drop playlist integrated with fullscreen flash player, dynamic resort picker and an Ajax driven upload process. It was written using Prototype and Script.aculo.us on Ruby on Rails.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:09 am
4 Comments

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4.3 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Google Apps – Premier Edition

Category: Business, Calendar, Email, Google, Office, Showcase

From the You-Know-When-Ajax-Has-Gone-Mainstream-Dept, Google announced today it will be offering businesses a premium service for its key productivity applications, at $50/user/year. The package includes: Access to office-style applications – Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Page Creator. No presentation package yet – perhaps Google should acquire S5 :-). Access to communication applications – GMail (@your-own-domain), Google Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:50 am
20 Comments

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3.8 rating from 73 votes

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

What Should I Say?

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

What Should I Say? is a new question and answers site that uses YUI, JSON, and other libraries to subtly use Ajax throughout. An example check out the very visual sorting:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am
2 Comments

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2.9 rating from 17 votes

Monday, February 19th, 2007

3D Renderer using Canvas

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Hans Schmucker has created a proof of concept for 3D Renderer using Canvas. I’ve written another 3D Renderer for the Canvas element… however it is differet to the existing implementations, this one loads a standard Alias Wavefront OBJ file and renders it. It’s not as far as it could be so far (mainly because the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am
4 Comments

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3.8 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Comeeko: Ajax Photo Comic Designer

Category: Showcase

Comeeko is a new Ajax application from the guys behind Buttonator and PikiPimp. Comeeko allows you to build comic strips out of your own photos (or anything that you upload). The tool itself is a very simple ajax driven application: We have long thought about doing an ajaxian consultant comic strip with Comic Life. Maybe Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:38 am
2 Comments

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3.7 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

SilverStripe CMS

Category: Showcase

SilverStripe is an opensource CMS from Wellington, NZ. The admin piece is built using Prototype, Scriptaculous and the TinyMCE rich text editor. It uses Object Oriented PHP5 and talks to MySQL backend. There is a nice feel to using the explorer interface to manage files (e.g. hit rearrange and you can drag and drop), and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:48 am
15 Comments

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4.2 rating from 66 votes

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

WebWait: Time your Ajax apps

Category: Performance, Showcase, Utility

Our own Michael Mahemoff has created WebWait. We will let him take it from here: I wanted a portable, consistent, way to benchmark Ajax web apps, that would show how long the wait is (though it’s useful for any app, especially if there were a lot of images, for instance). Using a command-line tool like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:13 am
7 Comments

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3.8 rating from 25 votes

SnipShot: Ajax editing fights back

Category: Showcase

We recently featured Picnik a simple Flash image editor that we liked. It seemed to make some of the Ajax solutions look a little cheesy in comparison (no offense). Then we saw SnipShot a fully Ajax editor that is fairly similar to Picnik, with some features nicer, and others that we do not prefer. There Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am
6 Comments

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3 rating from 15 votes