Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Google Reader Fresh Look

Category: Google, Showcase

The initial Google Reader launched to mixed reviews. Google has learnt from some of the critisism and has launched a new beta that has many changes: Expanded view and list view Simplified sharing functionality Improved read-state management Infinite scrolling Unread counts Mark all as read and a bunch more… The list view stands out, as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:05 pm

3.6 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

sthenic: ajax file sharing service

Category: Rails, Showcase

A new Ruby on Rails file sharing service has been created: sthenic. The application is simple and fits a lot into each piece. E.g. when you put in your password, it tells you how weak it is, and then goes away when done. The application will be open sourced soon at:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am
1 Comment

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Monday, September 25th, 2006

YUI Ajax phpBB

Category: Sencha, Showcase, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum of Yahoo! has created an Ajax front end to phpBB that looks a lot like Yahoo! Mail, and applications in general. (via Alexander Kirk)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 pm

4.3 rating from 56 votes

Behr: Rich Color Choosing

Category: Flash, Showcase, Usability

We started to get interested in Ajax applications as a way to build better web products for users. A better experience. An example of an application that is hugely effective, is the space chooser application that you get when you pick out paint, or go to home depot. A good version of this is found Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:58 am

3.2 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

ResizR: Online image manipulation

Category: Showcase

Resizr is a simple one page image resizing tool that lets you upload a file or give a URL to the file to resize and/or rotate. You will instantly recognize the effects as they Effect.Appear before your eyes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:25 am

3.5 rating from 24 votes

sizeasy: because size matters

Category: Showcase

Sizeasy is a simple Ajax application that lets you size up items. If you are hanging on eBay and you see that the gold bar that you are looking at has a size of “90x58x20mm” you may find it hard to know what that actually means. Well, this is where Sizeasy comes in, as you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:21 am

3.8 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Fwicki: Ajax Mashable Feed Reader

Category: Showcase

The Genesis Project has released Fwicki, an RSS feed reader that combines mashup, ajax, feed generation, and more. What is Fwicki? Personalize your RSS experience: Take RSS to a new level with fwicki. Create a custom news environment where you get your news and information in one centralized location. Fwicki is much more than a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:56 am

4.1 rating from 28 votes

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

MS Ajax Image Search

Category: Microsoft, Showcase, Usability

Microsoft recently released a major upgrade to Live Search on Live. com. Here’s an overview of the Ajax-powered image search. The service is pretty snappy, a great leap in usability over “Image Search 1.0”. It’s exciting to see some bleeding-edge patterns used in a service like this. Features include: “Smart Scroll”. This is the Virtual Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:26 pm

3.7 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Yahoo! Mail – Ajax Edition Goes Live

Category: Email, Showcase, Yahoo!

Yahoo! Mail’s big-time Ajax upgrade finally goes live today (via TechCrunch). True to the times, it’s still a “Beta”, but it’s now open to the general public in the US and 18 international markets (from ReadWriteWeb). The company acquired Oddpost – a key inspiration for the new interface – two years ago, not long after Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:20 pm

4 rating from 41 votes

Monday, September 11th, 2006

BentGear: Ajax based one-page checkout

Category: Showcase

Varien has written about, and published a screencast on their ajax based one-page checkout. We’ve touted the benefits of a one-page checkout before, but for all you visual learners we have recorded a screencast of the one page checkout process. This New York Times article from last year (Registration required) found that for and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:06 am

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

eBible Takes the Web 2.0 Plunge

Category: Showcase

As further proof that all sorts of sites can benefit from a little Ajax integration, has reinvented itself in a more Web 2.0 fashion with a list of new features. The site has hints of Google’s interface as it allows you to search through the different versions of the Bible (NIV, KJV, etc) for Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:18 pm

4 rating from 29 votes

MobWrite: The Web-based Open-source Multi-user Real-time Plain-text Editor

Category: Showcase

Neil Fraser has created MobWrite, a “Web-based Open-source Multi-user Real-time Plain-text Editor”. How does it compare to Writely, SynchroEdit, et al? For one, it uses differential synchronization to connect all of the users with eachother, which is more sophisticated than the bulk syncs of most other beasts. When I went to checkout the editor, Neil Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 am

3.4 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Empressr: An Ajax/Flash-enabled Online Presentation Tool

Category: Showcase

As mentioned on the Ajax Blog, there’s a new player in the online presentation arena that combines Ajax and Flash to make for an easy to create, sharable online presentation. Empressr is a new Ajax/Flash-based web application that lets you create, share and store presentations online. With Empressr’s dynamic web 2.0 features, you can: Incorporate Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:18 am

3.2 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

WidgetBox Public Beta

Category: Showcase

WidgetBox now has a public beta of its online directory of web widgets. The site is really clean, and has a lot of Ajax features thoughout. For example, drag and drop of your widget panel, and modal dialogs.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am

3.8 rating from 21 votes

Only Simchas: Face Finding

Category: Showcase, UI

Only Simhcas is a jewish celebrations site (simchas means ‘celebration’ in hebrew). They have a nice simple ajax feature. When viewing a large copy of the photo in the photo galleries, you can now click once to drag a square over your face, and save it to mark yourself. Login prompting is done inline if Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:34 am

3.1 rating from 29 votes

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Streamlined: Naked objects for the web

Category: Rails, Showcase

Our good friends at Relevance saw the output of Rails scaffolding, and instead of poo-pooing it, realised that they could make something great out of it. That is where Streamlined comes in. It’s generates let you build a right Ajax view of your data model, with views for free! This screencast will give you a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:55 am

4.2 rating from 21 votes