Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Be Green: Use Ajax while you help the environment

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Be Green is a new website that uses Prototype,, and SIFr, on a website that helps you learn about environmental matters. The site features Ajax in a variety of ways, some of the most exciting being the Carbon Footprint calculator.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:12 am

3.8 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

skrbl pad: sharable scratch pad

Category: RichTextWidget, Showcase

skrbl pad is a simple scratch pad that allows you to “whiteboard” ideas at a sharable URL. It is a lot like Google Docs (Writely) and friends, but allows you to click absolutely everywhere, so a touch more free form.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 am

4.4 rating from 38 votes

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Calc 5: Online 3D Calculator

Category: Showcase

Andrew of the calc5 team has announced Calc 5, an online calculator that plots graphs. The tool uses canvas (or canvas emulation), and you can travel around the graphs a la Google Maps. With calc5 you can plot 2d and 3d graphs, make symbolic calculations such as derivation, browse 2d graphs same way as you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:44 pm

3.6 rating from 25 votes

PikiPimp: Image editing that is fun

Category: Showcase

Feeling a bit low on Monday morning? Go grab a picture of someone you know and plug it into PikiPimp an Ajax image doctoring tool. Drag the items onto the image, and then manage them with widgets and sliders below.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 pm

2.8 rating from 17 votes

Craythur Web OS

Category: Showcase

Craythur isn’t just irish for whiskey (“the drop of life”) it is a new desktop OS built in JavaScript (based on Prototype,, and a lot more). It may look nicer than Vista? :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am

2.8 rating from 45 votes

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Vizzo: VPS Management

Category: Showcase

Ten Ships have created a simple Ajax VPS management system for OpenVZ servers. Info and a demo are at Vizzo VPS Biggest gotcha in their words: Biggest gotcha? Not ready for IE6 until the next beta :(. We are currently focusing on implementing features, we will go back and fix non-compliant browsers in a future Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am

3.4 rating from 26 votes

Friday, December 8th, 2006

TonicPoint: Ajax Powerpoint with SVG/VML

Category: Showcase

TonicPoint is a “still in not-really-stealth-but-private-demos-only mode” project that implements a full-featured graphical PowerPoint editor implemented using MochiKit and SVG/VML (no plugins). Chris Nokleberg has written about TonicPoint and just posted a full screencast of the presentation editor in action.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:20 am

3.5 rating from 33 votes

Exhibit: Structured Data Publishing Framework

Category: Showcase, Toolkit

We have posted about the SIMILE project in the past, discussing their timeline project and more. Exhibit is a new project that lets you build rich sorting and filtering data applications in a simple way. Exhibit is a lightweight structured data publishing framework that lets you create web pages with support for sorting, filtering, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am

3.8 rating from 32 votes

Spokeo: Meta Social Networking

Category: Rails, Showcase

Spokeo combines your friends from MySpace, LiveJournal, Flickr, Youtube, … and 20 other social networks into one destination. It’s like Trillian for social networks. The site was developed in Ruby-on-Rails by some Stamford students, and is their first ever web application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am

2.9 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Retrevo: Search and preview

Category: Showcase

Retrevo is a service in gamma (shamelessly stolen from Flickr) that lets you search for consumer electronics. It almost feels like an RSS reader in that you can have a left pane of results, and preview the full sites on the right hand side.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
1 Comment

3.5 rating from 15 votes

Got API? Fast API Searching

Category: Showcase, Utility

There have been a lot of these, but here is one more. Got API has a fast api search that can query across a lot of the APIs that you use day to day. You select the APIs that you care about, and search away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:37 am

3.9 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Ajax OpenReports Report Viewer

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Erik Swenson of Open Reports has created an Ajax Report Viewer: OpenReports Report Viewer. The example uses YUI and YUI-EXT. Click to see the flash demo.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:51 am
1 Comment

4.2 rating from 32 votes CSS Documentation Helper

Category: CSS, Showcase is a site launched by Pete Freitag that lets you: Search CSS documentation using a based auto complete search go directly to a URL such as to hit that property

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:37 am

3.8 rating from 16 votes

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Zudeo: Azureus tries to make money

Category: Showcase

Zudeo is a service provided by the guys behind Azureus, to try to make a nice experience behind bittorrent. Many people love bittorrent, but others curse the reality (no seeds, downloads that take 3 days, etc). is a companion website that launches Azureus via Java Web Start at the right moment to do the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:32 am

3.4 rating from 21 votes

Protopage v3: sharing, podcast support, and more

Category: Portal, Showcase

Protopage keeps innovating and has just released version 3 of their personal portal. There are many new features such as: A new sharing system called ‘instant collaboration’ that lets you create a set of categorized color coded tabs An internal news feed reader with keyboard shortcuts and multi-feed display Special news feed widget modes: cartoon Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:25 am

3.8 rating from 27 votes

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Dojo Fisheye Example

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Richard Sharples has written up his experience mixing Dojo with Roller. It consists of setting up the Dojo library and then: Category Changing JS < View plain text > javascript function selectCategory(catname){   var url;     if (catname == ‘All’ ) {     url="$url.home"   } else {     url="${url.home}category/"+catname   } Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am

3.9 rating from 55 votes