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Friday, June 9th, 2006

Live Football Ajax Style

Category: Showcase

Since it is the start of the Word Cup, why not show a site that has been “doing Ajax” for years. VG Nett Live! is a norweigan website that updates a live game in real time, and has a lot of clean DOM/Ajax functionality throughout. Come on England!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:17 pm
6 Comments

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3.3 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Yahoo! Photos: Relaunching

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

People talk of the Yahoo! Flickr acquisition, butYahoo! Photos has many, many more users. So, it is about time to see it get a face lift, which Yahoo! has done, and is rolling out a limited beta release. Product highlights include: Drag-and-drop functionality for easy organization and photo sharing Photo tagging—or labeling—for easy viewing and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:52 am
5 Comments

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4 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

World Cup Predictions with fo.reca.st

Category: Games, Showcase

The world cup starts this week, so now is the time to get your predictions in! Fo.reca.st is an Ajax app tracking predictions for the upcoming tournament. There’s some nice use of Ajax here, and fortunately creator Alexander Kozle has produced a walkthrough of its features. There’s a custom CSS stylesheet defined for each team, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:46 pm
16 Comments

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3.5 rating from 39 votes

Google Spreadsheets

Category: Google, Showcase

Many have talked about the new Google Spreadsheets, a very rich online spreadhseet system. Our first impressions are that it is very clean and works as advertised, but isn’t that different from the other online spreadsheet apps (and there are many). However, since it is Google, it will leapfrog a bunch of these. If you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:07 am
16 Comments

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4.1 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

IconDB – Ajax-enabled Icon Search

Category: Showcase

If you’ve ever been stuck on a project looking for just the right icon to fill your need, you might want to check out the IconDB site and search for what you need. The site provides a handy sliding navigation on the left to pop out the search button to locate the icons. Click on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:54 am
45 Comments

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4 rating from 84 votes

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Wridea – Simple Web-based Note Taking

Category: Showcase

There’s a new beta site that’s hit the web just recently – Wridea – that seeks to provide a simple method for web users to “take notes” and quickly just down ideaas from an easy-to-use web application frontend. Never forget your ideas again. Save it when you have it. Create categories and organize your ideas. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:11 am
11 Comments

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2.7 rating from 32 votes

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Ajax-enabled Multiplayer Battleship

Category: Games, Showcase

In the trend of Ajax-enabled games that we’ve been seeing lately, Sinkmyship.com introduces their own offering – a multiplayer version of Battleship. We’ve looked everywhere for an online multiplayer version of the first RTS game EVER! However we were dissapointed in what we found, and decided to create our own. As they say, the rest Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 5:52 am
9 Comments

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3.7 rating from 56 votes

Friday, May 26th, 2006

InfoQ: Community Using Ajax

Category: Showcase

I used to be editor-in-chief for TheServerSide working with Floyd Marinescu (creator). He has just started another community portal called InfoQ that has several tracks of interest (Java, Ruby, Agile, SOA). What is interesting is the subtle use of Ajax: Threaded Comments: You can move over the subject of the threaded comments to view by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:51 am
4 Comments

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3.4 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Amazon’s Ajax-enabled Book Reader

Category: Books, Showcase

Amazon.com has always been on the leading edge when it comes to enhanced web technologies, and their latest offering is no different. Next time you’re looking around the site, keep an eye out for the cover images with the “Search Inside” message on them – a click there will lead you to Amazon’s new Ajax-enabled Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:58 pm
8 Comments

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3.8 rating from 38 votes

JotSpot Tracker and Salesforce.com

Category: Dojo, Showcase

JotSpot has teamed up with Salesforce.com integrating into Salesforce’s AppExchange. Why do we care? JotSpot Tracker is an online excel-like application written using Dojo. If you check out this video of it in action you will see some pretty cool Ajax features throughout. Check out the inner popups, formulas, security selections, etc. This really shows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
4 Comments

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4.1 rating from 18 votes

WishListr.com – Wish Lists Web 2.0 Style

Category: Showcase

There’s a multitude of “wish list” services out there on the web today, but I have to admit, none of them that I’ve used have been quite a slick as Wishlistr.com. They make full use of advanced javascript functionality (including Ajax and Script.aculo.us) to make a simple, clean interface that will have you up and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:41 am
11 Comments

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4 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Netflix Queue Management

Category: Showcase

Netflix has been a pioneer of Ajax technology. They were first to come up with the ratings widget (before Amazon and others), and use inline popups when appropriate. We just noticed that they have some new queue management that uses Ajax too. If you are using Firefox or IE, when you add a title to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
6 Comments

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3.8 rating from 52 votes

Calculating a Text Link’s Worth with Ajax

Category: Showcase, Utility

On Text-Link-Ads.com, there’s a handy tool – their Text Link Ads Calculator – to help you figure out what the value of ads placed on your site would be (based on lots of different criteria) and is ajax-enabled to make for quick and easy use. Simply enter in the URL of the site to check, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:47 am
4 Comments

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3.8 rating from 35 votes

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Yahoo! UI Tetris

Category: Games, Showcase, Yahoo!

Dustin Diaz is at it again. This time he has created Tetris using the Yahoo! UI utilities. The game uses a combination of: Event Utility DOM Collection It even looks nice :) Play Tetris NOTE: there is a SVG version of Tetris too

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am
12 Comments

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4.1 rating from 29 votes

Eventsites: serverless web-development

Category: Articles, Showcase

Peter Nixey has developed a single-page Ajax application that stores nothing on the server side of his application, but rather uses the power of mashup and talks to external web services (Flickr, evdb, Google Maps). Peter has written up a few articles to explain the application. Firstly, he explains the serverless model Secondly, the event Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:54 am
8 Comments

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4.4 rating from 33 votes

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Snap.com: New Ajax-enabled Search Engine

Category: Showcase

Creativity is required for all web applications these days – everyone wants to find the “next big thing” when it comes to the interface for their site. They want to make people stop, look, and stick around for a while when they see how their site works. One such site, Snap.com is taking this kind Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:14 am
20 Comments

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3.7 rating from 44 votes