Showcase


Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Gucci Relaunches on Script.aculo.us

Category: Prototype, Showcase

Gucci has relaunched a very dynamic site on top of script.aculo.us instead of the usual Flash. It does feel somewhat like a flash site, with minimal navigation, and a lot of horizontal scrolling. When I first launched it on my Mac 30″ monitor it mazimed the width which was quite a show! (I am not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 pm
16 Comments

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3.8 rating from 70 votes

Telly Listings

Category: Showcase, UI

A simple TV guide has been created for the bare bones UK channels at Telly Listings. The UI is a little strange in the clicking and mouseover actions. You can see how things could be taken from here though to provide an easy way to select the channels that you care about, navigate around them, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:27 am
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3.8 rating from 18 votes

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Qlock.com: Ajax-enhanced World Map

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Qlock.com offers up a handy tool for those trying to figure out what time it is in what part of the world – a fully interactive, Ajax-enabled map of the world that shows the time where your pointer is. Sometimes, it’s the simplest ideas that are most effective, and this tool does what it does Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:12 am
3 Comments

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3.4 rating from 50 votes

Twango: Media Sharing

Category: Showcase

Twango is a new media sharing site that is in beta. It allows you to share photos, videos, audio, and other files. From an Ajax perspective it has some interesting features: Things that I haven’t seen elsewhere are the marquee highlight of thumbnails with right-click actions based on selection and a pretty slick timeline feature Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:47 am
3 Comments

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3.5 rating from 21 votes

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Yahoo! Photos: Relaunched

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Back in June we talked about how Yahoo! Photos: will be relaunching and it has happened. What are the most interesting features? Slick new interface with drag-and-drop, tagging and search features to really help simplify organization The ability to download high-resolution photos and order prints online for pick-up at local Target stores Great sharing capabilities Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:32 pm
2 Comments

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3.8 rating from 22 votes

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Humanized Reader: Perpetual Scrolling Blog Aggregator

Category: Showcase

A few of the late Jef Raskin’s disciples have put together a “Humanized Reader“, an aggregator of various design/tech web feeds: So as a little side project, we decided to try making our own aggregator based on that idea. It’s a work in progress, certainly, but we like what we’ve come up with so far. Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 4:17 pm
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4 rating from 54 votes

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Magg Video Aggregator

Category: Fun, Showcase

In the ever-popular effort to aggregate all content into a single source, the site Magg has been created. Magg takes videos from various websites (like YouTube, Google Video, Vimeo, etc) and pulls them all together into a single page for easy viewing. The videos are pulled in via Ajax calls through a service called Dapper, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am
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4 rating from 18 votes

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Implementation of Office 2007 Ribbon with Ajax

Category: Showcase, UI

Kevin from Noovo Communications in Korea sent in an interesting link to their Ajax-based webpage editor. I confess, I haven’t kept up with the on-line webpage editor space, so I have no idea how impressive this is relative to other such sites. However, I was intrigued by their attempt at implementing the Microsoft Office 2007 Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:20 pm
10 Comments

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3.8 rating from 44 votes

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Cheetah News: Web-based RSS Aggregator

Category: Showcase

Okay, okay, we have a soft spot for Ajax RSS readers. Back in ’05, when Ajax was just a freshly minted little buzzword, we created an Ajaxian RSS reader as a demo for our first “Ajax” talk. Wojciech Polak and his team have done a much better job than we ever did with Cheetah News, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:45 am
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4 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

GPokr: Ajax Poker App

Category: Google, Showcase

Ryan Dewsbury has written a multiplayer ajax poker application written with GWT. The front end is written with Java which the google web toolkit compiles to javascript. This is an impressive task that GWT does and so far, even though the toolkit is beta, seems seamless. The front end talks to a java servlet on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:35 am
13 Comments

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3.9 rating from 41 votes

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Popup Politicians AJAX Widget

Category: Showcase

The Sunlight Foundation has released an AJAX Widget called Popup Politicians. This prototype consists of a callable remote API for getting info about politicians, and a tag-popup script which uses that API. UsageAdd the following to your head element: < View plain text > HTML <script src="http://sunlightlabs.com/popuppoliticians/sunlightpopups.js" xml:space="preserve" type="text/javascript"> </script> Add links to your politicians Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 4:41 pm
6 Comments

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4 rating from 62 votes

Diigo: Social Annotation

Category: Showcase

Diigo is about “Social Annotation”, which, in our view, is a superset of Social Bookmarking, and much more. On the annotation side, Diigo allows highlights and sticky notes anywhere on any web page – a bit likewizlite or mystickies. On the social bookmarking side, Diigo is a cross between delicious, Google Notebook and Clipmarks. There Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am
1 Comment

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3.6 rating from 11 votes

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Ningbar: Customizable, Dynamic JS top bar

Category: Showcase, UI

Ning has replaced their bulky sidebar that “formerly hogging the right hand column of every Ning app” with a new Ningbar which is a nice JavaScript drop down. The closed Ningbar One opened state The folding down top bar seems to be a new favourite pattern these days. To begin with we saw “Login / Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:03 pm
1 Comment

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3.6 rating from 15 votes

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

DealsPl.us Combines Web 2.0 and Community Shopping

Category: Showcase, Web20

What do you get when you combine one part Digg, some of the best, cheapest products out there and a little splash of Web 2.0? You get DealsPlu.us, a new social shopping site with a user-controlled rating system similar to Digg’s pioneering format. Our mission is simple, to save you time and money. We offer Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:16 am
19 Comments

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4.3 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

SaneBull: Ajax Finance Portal Prototype

Category: Showcase

The ideAjax group has put together a technology showcase that uses Ajax and Java to create a financial portal. This is a single page application and the home page is really just this: < View plain text > HTML < !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">   <html> <head>     <title>Web 2.0 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 pm
7 Comments

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3.9 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Yahoo! Redesigned Front Page gets hip to Ajax

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Yahoo! has launched their new homepage version that includes Ajax-enbled content all over the place. It’s a great improvement over their homepage from the past, but it does shift more away from the “we’re mainly a search engine” idea they had before. The new site Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:21 am
5 Comments

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3.4 rating from 34 votes