Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Shakespeare Sonnet Shake-up

Category: Showcase

Jim Yagmin has created a fun app that uses Ajax called the Shakespeare Sonnet Shake-up. The site allows users to rearrange the lines of Shakespeare’s sonnets to create a “sonnet remix” – an entirely new poem written using lines across any of Shakespeare’s sonnets. The program understands the rhyme scheme of a sonnet, and will Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:41 am
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3.4 rating from 25 votes

Yahoo! Pipes: Ajax Mashup Builder

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Yahoo! has a new service called Pipes that aims to make it easy to build mashups: Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment. The name of the service pays tribute to Unix pipes, which let programmers do astonishingly clever things by making Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.6 rating from 55 votes

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Picnik: Web based image manipulation gets better

Category: Flash, Screencast, Showcase, Utility

Picnik is another web-based image manipulation tool that uses Flash to do the heavy lifting. The UI is simple, and it does a lot of the little things that you want to do. Coupled with the desktop widget Image Shackle I really can do the simple things with simple tools. Here is a screencast of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am

3.8 rating from 31 votes

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Quizlet: Mootools based learning tool

Category: Showcase

Andrew Sutherland recently launched Quizlet, a site for learning vocabulary. It gives you tools to study vocabulary words that you enter. Quizlet is a mootools based application, and is subtle in its use of the framework.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:03 am

3.6 rating from 16 votes

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Pikapet: Greeting Card Generation

Category: Showcase

Pikapet is a system for creating and personalizing greeting cards completely made with Javascript. Its features include text effects, borders, image adjusting (zoom, position) and simple card manipulation in general. This is yet another example of WYSIWYG tools.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:26 am

3.2 rating from 13 votes

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Omnidrive: Ajax file explorer access to your files from anywhere

Category: Showcase

Omnidrive has a remarkably rich Ajax interface to their server backend (as well as mac and windows clients). When you login to the web based file explorer you quickly see that the experience looks very desktop-like. Right-click menus, drag and drop, and more. Nik Cubrilovic (CEO) sees OmniDrive as “an open storage platform with a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am

3.7 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Moon Lander

Category: Prototype, Showcase

Ben Nolan (Behaviour.js) has whipped up some Ajax Fu to create a simple Moon Lander using Prototype and the Canvas tag. Take a peak at the game code to see how elegantly Ben did this. Who said JavaScript is hard?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:54 am

3.2 rating from 46 votes

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

MkeMne:). Make Money.

Category: Showcase, Usability

Mkemne:) is a basic German “finance 2.0” website aiming for an easy interface for users to assess the state of the market. It presents company info and you get to add your favorite companies to a persistent watchlist. It was developed by Nader Cserny of Brand Infection, who was also responsible for the UI design Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:10 pm

3.1 rating from 14 votes

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Open source PHP-based Ajax image editor

Category: PHP, Showcase

Pete Frueh has released a PHP-based Ajax image editor under the LGPL. The editor is both front and back end code, and is yet another tool to play with images. You can check out a demo to see it in action. Download the code and take a peak through.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:08 am

3.5 rating from 12 votes

Ajax Driven Memory Configurator

Category: Showcase

David Chidester has put together a simple example of using Ajax to help a multistep process with the Ajax implementation of a Computer Memory Configurator over at The process for finding the right memory was tedious before hand, and has been simplified with this simple bit of Ajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:51 am

2.8 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Colorado Home Stop: More real estate

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Does anyone get the feeling that a fair few people saw early Google Maps mashups and realised that it was a killer app for real estate? :) Alex Blyakhman and his team have added many rich Ajax features to Colorado Home Stop using Dojo. You will see how this app can handle thousands of properties Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
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3.5 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

ID Magic: custom built calendars, albums, and more

Category: Showcase

ID Magic is a French site that allows you to build custom calendars, photo albums, etc with drag & drop, inline editing and other rich techniques. It is kinda fun to see the web 2.0 features, with a web 1.0 look and feel.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

3.4 rating from 24 votes

Geni: Your family tree, ajax style

Category: Showcase

Geni is going social with the family tree. It must have a long way to get as much information as the LDS church, but they did a good job with the interface. It looks to be using Prototype/ and YUI components with a major sprinkling of Flash for good measure. You can zoom in and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:33 am

3 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

MyPunchbowl: Plan your superbowl party with Ajax

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

MyPunchbowl has launched just in time for you to plan your superbowl party with it instead of evite. Matt Douglas and his team have put together a highly interactive and rich party planner, currently focused on the at-home party space. Not only does MyPunchBowl had the rich editing of a party, but it does all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:37 am

3.7 rating from 28 votes

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Weebly: Online Website Creation Tool using Ajax

Category: Showcase, UI

David Rusenko told us about his product Weebly, a web site creation utility written with copious amounts of Ajax utilizing an easy to use drag and drop interface. We’re trying to make a tool that’s easy enough for the majority of web users to use, and guides the user towards creating a complete compliant web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am

3.5 rating from 42 votes

ShackPrices: Rails based Ajax real estate site

Category: Mapping, Ruby, Showcase

ShackPrices is a Seattle-area real estate Ajax application written using Rails by Galen Ward and team. If you do real estate, you need to mashup to Google Maps, but this goes beyond that. It is highly interactive, with lots of live filters and tools, and the back button seems to be handled really well.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am

3.7 rating from 39 votes