Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Renkoo: Evite Killer

Category: Dojo, Showcase

I was talking to a VC that recently said they had heard from four companies that want to do a “better evite”. That isn’t a high bar (ads in your face all over, not even showing dates in order!) but they have been slow coming. Renkoo is a contender, and they have a very Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

3.7 rating from 42 votes

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Weezu: Social Web Browsing

Category: Showcase

Weezu is an IE (Firefox coming) plugin that allows you to chat to other users on the same website. The plugin is 100% JavaScript, and uses the Dojo toolkit as the core platform and widget provider (which is interesting as Me.dium choose Dojo too). It seems like a lot of companies want to get more Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:20 pm

2.2 rating from 34 votes

Smooth Gallery 1.0 Released

Category: Showcase

Jonathan Schemoul has released Smooth Gallery 1.0, an image gallery system written using mootools v1.0. The slideshow system allows you to have simple and smooth (cross-fading…) image galleries, slideshows, showcases and other cool stuff on your website. Check out this SmoothGallery showcase. Also, take a peak at the Getting Started guide.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:05 am

4.2 rating from 69 votes

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

QuickMuse: Ajaxified Poetry

Category: Dojo, Prototype, Showcase

Fletcher Moore has created QuickMuse, a site that is using Ajax techniques to capture and regurgitate — in real time, with all the warts intact — the process of writing prose and poetry. Watch the playback of poems as they were written. Poet Charles Bernstein put this to best use so far, but if you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3.4 rating from 25 votes

Zingku: Making mobile count

Category: Mobile, Showcase

Zingku is a new service that offers many convergence features for the mobile phone and web browser. With Zingku, things you wish to promote or share, can easily be created and fetched via mobile, instant messenger, and web browser. Our service integrates your mobile phone with a personalized web site so that you can easily Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:30 am
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3.6 rating from 11 votes

WYSIWYG Imagemap Creator

Category: Showcase, Utility

Simon Brüchner has created an Ajax WYSIWYG Imagemap Creator using Prototype, Scriptaculous, JavaScript Vectorgraphics Library, dp.SyntaxHighlighter, YUI Reset CSS, and YUI Fonts CSS. As you build the image map with clicks, you see the HTML for it generate on the fly.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:55 am

4.6 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

New Mapping Mashups: Home Search and Weather

Category: Mapping, Showcase

A couple of new mapping mashup tools have been released: dsSearchAgent Home Search and WeatherBonk. dsSearchAgent Diverse Solutions created a new property search application that implements Prototype, the latest version of YUI, and MooFx v1 into our very own, and we think quite unique, home finder app. Weather Bonk Weather Bonk mashes up weather onto Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:54 am
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3.9 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Free Ajax Ringtone Maker

Category: Ajax, Flash, Showcase

My sister-in-law was just asking me about editing ringtones, and then an hour later I get told about this free Ajax ringtone maker. You can send it some audio, make quick edits (Flash/Ajax integration), and then create the new ringtone. There are social features too. When you create the new tone, you choose how public Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:05 am

3.8 rating from 73 votes

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

OpenKM: Ajax Document Management System

Category: GWT, Java, JavaScript, Showcase

Paco Avila and his team have announced OpenKM, a document management / knowledge management system that looks like a desktop application. OpenKM is based on: JBoss 4.0.3SP1 ( version basis for the development ) Java J2EE ( JDK 1.5 ) Jackrabbit GWT ( Google Web Toolkit – Ajax ) It is interesting to see a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:27 am

3.1 rating from 38 votes

Yahoo! Movies Makeover

Category: Showcase

Yahoo! Movies seems to have had a make over (or I have been on another planet recently): It matches the recent makeovers of Yahoo! TV and the main homepage, consisting of common widgets such as carrousels from the world of YUI. There is also a fair amount of Flash to do some of the heavy Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.5 rating from 20 votes

Monday, December 18th, 2006 Updated: Now with Lightboxes

Category: Showcase

There has been a fair amount of talk on the new site design of Digg was an early adopter of Ajax technology (the polling, the digging itself, etc), and what is interesting about this new design is that they haven’t gone crazy with new Ajax features. That being said, there is a lot of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:34 am

4 rating from 29 votes

New Chat Prototype using Comet and Prototype

Category: Chat, Comet, Prototype, Showcase

Chris Chabot has recently announced a new chat prototype based on a comet iframe connections for real time messaging, ajax for posting messages and sending commands, prototype.js and as javascript framework, and bases of the newly written dhtml components. As a side effect of this project, the library & socket daemon framework used by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:45 am

3.6 rating from 74 votes

Friday, December 15th, 2006 is updated

Category: Microsoft, Showcase

Microsoft has updated their main homepage and it has a new navigation style that is very dhtml. When you click on the right sidebar (or search) results popup in an inline div that you can sort and play with.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:50 pm

3.3 rating from 205 votes marketplace

Category: Showcase

Patrice Neff and his team have released a new market place at Ajax features are abound, and include: An input form for creating a new listing is a WYSIWYG form where the inputs are immediately displayed the way they will look in the end. (Example) The upload of pictures is done with a nice Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:38 pm

3.6 rating from 17 votes

Tweebox 1.0: Browser based choose-your-own-adventures

Category: Framework, JavaScript, Showcase

Chris Klimas has released Tweebox 1.0, which is a browser-based application used to create interactive stories. Aside: You remember the good old Choose Your Own Adventures books. This is them for the web. I keep thinking that someone will do this for the big screen, and the audience votes at various times. Then people may Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:23 am

3.9 rating from 19 votes

Slide Share: You Tube for Presentations

Category: Prototype, Showcase

Slide Share is a community sharing site for slide presentations. It has mimicked a lot of the YouTube features, and has some nice ones such as the translation of slides. The feel is nice and interactive, and it appears to be powered by Prototype and

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am

3.6 rating from 18 votes