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Monday, November 6th, 2006

Meebo Update: Now more like a native app?

Category: Chat, Showcase

Meebo made a huge splash when it came onto the scene. It was an example of a real world app inside the browser, in this case chat. From that we started to see chat everywhere :) It also had the side benefit to proof that people would trust their passwords into a meta service like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:29 am
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4.2 rating from 30 votes

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

DRAW: Open source Ajax drawing tool

Category: Showcase

Fancy creating drawing on the web that can be saved as jpg/png/svg/pdf in addition to an editable format? Cumulate Labs has created an open source drawing tool called DRAW that lets you do the work online, and currently supports IE and Firefox. Check out a demo to see the rich application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am
37 Comments

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4.1 rating from 59 votes

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

iFilm Relaunch

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

iFilm has just relaunched with a nice rich redesign. Mark Kawakami is one of their developers, and he told us: We’ve integrated Ajax and DOM scripting all over the place, like our sexy new carousels, dynamic video resizing, emailing, commenting and even login. We’re using tight, lean, semantic and validating XHTML (or at least very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:08 am
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3.5 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

F.prod: animated home page

Category: Prototype, Showcase

Gregory Fortin replaced his usual Flash effects and dove into Prototype and Script.aculo.us to create F.Prod, his site that looks like a business card.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:09 am
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2.1 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Fireworks: Javascript animation experiment

Category: Showcase

Here is a halloween fun post that is useless in your ajax development lives :) Check out Fireworks.js: a javascript animation experiment: Fireworks.js is a bit of Javascript that creates starburst-type explosions in a web document; in short, it’s a fireworks effect someone could theoretically use on their site. And come on, who doesn’t want Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:14 pm
8 Comments

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4.2 rating from 30 votes

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Oscar 2007 Showcase

Category: Showcase

The Hollywood Reporter has a single page application showcasing Oscar 2007. The rich application uses Prototype and Flash for the movies. On the Mac I have some issues with scroll-bars not working probably which is a shame.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:21 pm
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3.1 rating from 23 votes

media hive: web based media system

Category: Showcase

Media Hive is a web-based media/playlist management system with an emphasis on rich browser interfaces. The goal for the project is for it to also be a remote front-end for iTunes (estimated: month or so). The system is skin-able (a la winamp) so you can tweak the players look and functionality via JavaScript and CSS.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:41 am
6 Comments

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3.6 rating from 19 votes

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Apple Webmail goes Ajax

Category: Showcase

Apple has upgraded the .mac webmail solution to use Ajax, following in the footsteps of Yahoo!, Google, Hotmail, and others. It looks like it has been built to mimic Mail.app as closely as possible and features: Drag-and-drop functionality A message pane Quick Reply Address Book integration Message previews Message flagging Keyboard shortcuts And, with IMAP Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
6 Comments

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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Franchise Gator: Ajax Selector

Category: Showcase

Franchise Gator developed a single page ajax franchise selector. The page offers a rich form filling experience, including sliders, drag and drop selection, and inline popups. The single page form makes it feel like a short simple task to get what you want.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:15 pm
13 Comments

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4 rating from 27 votes

WebTTY: Server terminal on webpage using AJAX

Category: Showcase

WebTTY is a GPL project that lets you shell in via Ajax: The WebTTY package allows any Linux terminal processes to be controlled in a text area HTML element on a webpage. The output from the server process is collected on server side, and is send to a text area element. Keypresses in textarea are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:20 pm
10 Comments

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3.9 rating from 26 votes

SSLBridge: Ajax Samba Client

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Utility

Jim Kern has created SSLBridge, an Ajax enabled Samba Web GUI, and has released it using the GPL open source license. SSLBridge features: Authenticates using your existing user name and password against MS Active Directory using Samba. All permissions that apply at office are also applied through SSLBridge. Can download files from computers, just like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:31 am
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4.2 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Yahoo! Bookmarks

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Yahoo! has got a new Bookmarks site at the ready in beta. I imagine they spent a lot of time working out what people really want out of this service, and how it fits in with del.icio.us. A nice part of experience is that it is extremely easy to import bookmarks from the old y!bookmarks, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:53 am
11 Comments

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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Yahoo! Store: Rich YUI Version

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Dustin Diaz is a UI engineer at Yahoo! that worked on two new setup wizards to help design your store and add items into your product database. My specific area of development was channeled into the Design Wizard which allows a merchant to choose between various custom designed templates or pick a generic design with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am
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3.8 rating from 21 votes

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Scrybe: Online Organiser with true Offline support

Category: Offline, Showcase

Scrybe is an on-line organiser that looks too good to be true, and some are dying to try. Some core features are: Offline Support: Go to “work offline” and it just works? It even synchronizers up when you get online again. Context: It knows the context it is in. Timezones: Easy to change timezones, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 am
33 Comments

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4 rating from 45 votes

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Halfnote: Secure Document Sharing

Category: Browsers, Showcase, Storage

Halfnote is a web based secure notepad created by Aaron Boodman. Aaron created this originally to allow him to share documents between his own computers in a secure manner. The web application uses local storage in IE 5+ and Firefox 2 to store an encryption key. This means that your notes are encrypted with a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:13 pm
10 Comments

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3.7 rating from 15 votes

MyESPN Beta: Ajax Portal

Category: Showcase

Cody Swann of the ESPN team let us know about the new MyESPN Beta, a rich portal for ESPN content built on Behaviour/Prototype. It all works very cleanly. When you signup it walks you through configuring your portal in a way that is much nicer than showing you an empty/sample page to “go and tweak”. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:24 am
9 Comments

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4 rating from 19 votes