Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

New Yahoo! Homepage gets Ajaxy

Category: Showcase, Usability

Richard MacManus has posted about the new Yahoo! homepage that has been been launched as a preview (beta) for those with the correct browsers ;) There are a lot of nice dhtml features on the new site, but instead of covering them again, one of the interesting ideas was the top widget that walks you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:56 am

3.8 rating from 48 votes

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Setting a Virtual Table

Category: Showcase

Oneida, an E-Commerce site, showcases a novel use of Ajax to illustrate its dinnerware. The Virtual Table lets you mix and match cutlery and plates, providing a live preview as you update them. You can also set the table’s background as well (that feature worked for me in Safari, but not in Firefox). The table Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:30 am

3.8 rating from 21 votes

Watch Browser

Category: Showcase, Usability

Here’s a nice product browser focused on one thing: watches. Creator Edward Ackroyd explains: is a new interactive way to search for wrist watches. It combines AJAX and the watch database to provide an easy and quick way to find the watch you are looking for. Main features are: – See results as Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:21 am

3.9 rating from 14 votes

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

@Mail Ajax Upgrade

Category: Office, Showcase

@Mail is a mail solution allowing companies to serve mail over a web interface. With the latest upgrade, @Mail has gone Ajax. Product manager Ben Duncan says: Features include message-drag and drop to folders, emails retrieved from the server via XML and displayed on the Webmail interface directly via the DOM. Message cache support via Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:17 pm

3.4 rating from 29 votes

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Ajax SVN Browser

Category: Ruby, Showcase

David Rappo and his team at Bounty Source have created a Rails created web-based Subversion browser. A live beta has been opened up and we can expect it to be open-sourced after the appliction moves out of beta.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:36 am

4.3 rating from 37 votes

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Old Navy Up to Some New Tricks

Category: Showcase

Everyone’s realizing the power of the “enhanced web” and is integrating it into their site, including larger corporations. A prime example of this is some new functionality that Old Naxy has added to their site. To check it out, simply browse on over to a section of the site and mouseover one of the products. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:53 pm

3.2 rating from 59 votes

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Wall Street Journal adds Selection-based Ajax Search

Category: Showcase, Usability

The Wall Street Journal Site has implemented a new feature that could definitely start popping up more and more all around the web – a new seach function for any word on the page. You can now do a quick Online Journal search on any word or phrase on the site without leaving the page. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:38 pm

3 rating from 29 votes

Ajaxian Port Query

Category: Prototype, Showcase

A simple Ports and Services query tool has been released. It uses our old friends: Prototype and Scriptaculous.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:10 am
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3.5 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Yahoo Launches Yahoo Tech

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Yahoo has launched the latest in their family of sites – the Yahoo Tech resource for finding information about all products tech. The site provides a clean interface to information on technology-related products using technologies like Flash, a tag cloud, and my personal favorite feature, the Ajax-enabled dynamic product search. From the main page, simply Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:18 pm
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3.4 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, April 27th, 2006 Reflector

Category: Examples, Prototype, Showcase

We all want cool effects right? I remember when applets came onto the scene, you would see the reflection animations (that would take 30 mins to download over your 28.8 modem). Not Thomas Fuchs has put together a Reflector that runs on top of Prototype/Scriptaculous (or course). < View plain text > javascript var Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 am

4 rating from 105 votes

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

The Broth: Ajax shared mosaic

Category: Showcase

The Broth is a “Global Mosaic”, a massively multiplayer Web 2.0 application based on Ajax, Php and Mysql. The Global Mosaic is made of 1,000 colorful tiles that are shared by everyone. When someone moves a tile, others can instantly see it move on their screens. The team has a developer blog in which they Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:38 am

3.8 rating from 62 votes

Monday, April 24th, 2006

TeamSlide: Online Ajax-based Web Presentations

Category: Showcase

TeamSlide is a pure Ajax solution for showing and sharing web presentations (normally implemented in Flash or plugin based technologies). You can see an online demo of a presentation, and you will see how scriptaculous-type effects are used to transition slides.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:47 am

3.7 rating from 43 votes

Google Maps Viewer Widget

Category: Google, Mapping, Showcase

You may have noticed that Google Maps got a new tweak recently. In the bottom right of the map viewer, we see a magnified widget that tells us the area that we are viewing. You can grad that blue area and the main viewer pane will move accordingly. It is nice to see features like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:36 am

4 rating from 36 votes

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Fluxiom Launches: Digital asset management

Category: Showcase

Fluxiom the digital asset management web application has been launched. Fluxiom is created by Thomas Fuchs’ company, and you see the scriptaculous throughout. It is a very rich web application that blends the world of the web nicely with its richness. It feels a bit like a 37 Signals application, but in greys instead of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:54 am

3.4 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Flexstore: Flash, Ajax, Rails

Category: Flash, JavaScript, Ruby, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets has written a tutorial Flexstore on Rails. The tutorial takes Flexstore, a traditional shopping cart, and gets it going with Rails on the backend. The example is interesting in how it shows Flash and Ajax working together. The main catalog is a Flash application on the right hand side, and on the left Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:58 pm

3.6 rating from 46 votes

Your Corner: Ajax Communication Widget

Category: Chat, Showcase

MontRed has created Your Corner as a way to get their users to communicate with them. It is a simple Ajax chat widget that allows people to leave notes. It is implemented with the JSOLait library and you can place with a demo box.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:46 am

3.7 rating from 47 votes