Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Spotback: Personalized Portal

Category: Portal, Showcase

Spotback is a new portal that lets you get very personal with new interest Ajax features. Once you hit the site you can start to rate stories via slider instead of typical star ratings (I personally feel like stars are more usable as you don’t need to drag you can just click). As you rate Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 pm

3.6 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

billQ: Bill Tracking Application

Category: Showcase

Seen Creative has released a new free product billQ: The easiest way to keep track of your bills. Our web application helps you to schedule and manage bills. The application feels 37 Signals-esque in its simplicity and nice use of Ajax (without overuse).

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:14 am

3.9 rating from 37 votes

Grand Strategy – Ajax-enabled Risk Clone

Category: Games, Showcase

Ever feel like you want to play a good, forever-lasting game of Risk but just don’t have a board (or are somewhere where you couldn’t play it that way if you wanted?) Well, Bryan Brunton wrote in to tell us about a game inspired by this classic war game that’s fully Ajax enabled – Grand Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:13 am

3.8 rating from 25 votes

Friday, July 7th, 2006

JFK Assassination Timeline

Category: Showcase, UI

The JFK Assassination Timeline is a nice example of a dragable clickable pure JS UI. The demo shows off SIMILE: SIMILE is a joint project conducted by the W3C, MIT Libraries, and MIT CSAIL. SIMILE seeks to enhance inter-operability among digital assets, schemata/vocabularies/ontologies, metadata, and services. A key challenge is that the collections which must Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:03 am

3.7 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

PlanJam: Ajax Planning

Category: Showcase

PlanJam is a new beta site that has a heavy use of Ajax in its UI that allows you to plan your time wrt events in your area. Currently you have to put in a California zip code, but give it a go. Search for things, drag and drop items, and watch the mouseovers.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:22 am

4.2 rating from 87 votes

Monday, July 3rd, 2006 ajax driven user content

Category: Showcase

eefoof is a new project that offers a user-submitted content site similar to YouTube, Google Video, AlbinoBlackSheep, etc, except we share ad revenue with content submitters. Users earn a portion of the site’s ad revenue based on how much traffic their submission(s) receives. Ajax comes into play heavily for the media galleries on the site. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:10 am

2.7 rating from 63 votes

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Relay: Ajax Directory Manager

Category: Showcase

Chris Iufer has updated and relaunched his Ajax Directory Manager which is now called Relay. We are freely distributing the software open-source. So we hope it comes in handy to all those readers of yours who were begging to get their hands on a copy of it. The project is launching as a public Beta, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am

4.2 rating from 79 votes

JavaRef: Ajaxified JavaDoc

Category: Java, Showcase

All Java developers can spot the look and feel of JavaDoc a mile away. The new JavaRef (developed with the Apache Tapestry Java web framework) aims to give you another take, allowing you to search JavaDoc of over 80 projects. On the Ajax side it provides: Class/package/method search with auto-complete Tabbed display of information for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:42 am

3.7 rating from 32 votes

Monday, June 26th, 2006

London Tube Route Finder

Category: Showcase, Usability

David Tran has spent the past couple of months producing a route finder for the London Tube. The site showcases several Ajax features: Autocomplete suggestions as you type in the station names (though it’s apparently capped to 3 suggestions). A very web 2.0 feature – vote on each suggested route with a :-) or :-(. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:16 pm

2.4 rating from 38 votes

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Cellsea Image Manipulation

Category: Showcase, UI

Update (June 28, 2006): Beau Hartshorne of Snipshot (formerly Pixoh) says “massive chunks” of Cellsea code are identical to Snipshot. “This is not an accidental inspiration. Check out the cropping code, the resizing code, and so on. We’ve also noticed that portions of their website are also stolen directly from ours … We are contributors Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:25 pm

3.7 rating from 56 votes

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Joe’s Goals

Category: Showcase

“Joe” created a simple Ajax application that allows you to check off those goals: The application I built uses Yahoo’s UI javascript (along with some other free goodies) to create a daily tracker (one click) for a user’s goals. The idea would be to setup daily goals such as workout, bring lunch, walk to work, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:50 pm

3.7 rating from 33 votes

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Netflix Purchase Dialog

Category: Showcase

Netflix is up to it again. This time they have added a feature for buying DVDs on the Netflix site. This makes the purchase process simple. Like the Queue-Add feature, this is also modal. Printing of the receipt can be done from within the box, without loading an additional page.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:22 am
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3.9 rating from 34 votes

Matton Image Lightboxes

Category: Showcase

Matton Images has created an Ajax version of lightboxes. A Lightbox being defined as a place to store images that one might be interested in before purchasing. Traditionally, Lightboxes have been a nightmare to use and manage. Ajax allows our users to quickly add images to a Lightbox, through a drag and drop interface. It Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am

4.1 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

MxGraph: Clientside visual graphing

Category: Showcase

MXGraph has been released, which shows you how to build interactive visuals simply from your browser: MxGraph is JGraph in a browser. It uses Javascript, SVG and VML, along with an XML communications protocol to provide an interactive graph visualization toolkit in a standard Internet browser. The demo of MxGraph is a pure client-side implementation, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:45 am

3.8 rating from 33 votes

GWT in the Wild: Mortgage Calculator

Category: Google, Showcase

From Colorado Homefinder comes this real-world example of GWT to implement a mortgage calculator. CTO Anthony Francavilla says it was the perfect opportunity to try out GWT – a self-contained project and “something useful we could put into production right away”. The team will be blogging about their experiences and the first installment is already Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:38 am

3.8 rating from 33 votes

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

NBA Finals Scoreboards

Category: Showcase

We just posted the footy link in honour of the World Cup starting, and then we heard from someone at that they have cool stuff too! So, in honour of the basketball finals, you can check out the NBA live box score for play-by-play action, and the NBA Finals Scoreboard.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 pm

4 rating from 34 votes