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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Google Reader: Quicksilver for Labels

Category: Component, Google, Showcase

Google has added a nice new feature to their Google Reader. The feature is a nice UI widget to pick labels for your feeds. As a Mac user, the first piece of software that I would take with me to a desert island would be Quicksilver. It is beautiful, and it means that you no Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Ajax Flashcards

Category: Showcase

Darrell Brogdon has created a new flashcard website. PHPFlashcards presents questions on PHP, Ajax-style . I don’t know about you, but tedious page refreshes is one thing that keeps me away from many flashcard/quiz sites. The solution here eliminates those – you click an option and a “Correct”/”Incorrect” status appears and fades away, and your Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:21 am
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3.9 rating from 18 votes

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Spongecell – new Ajax calendar

Category: Calendar, Ruby, Showcase

Spongecell is the latest in the long line of Ajax calendars. Its built on Ruby on Rails and uses the scriptaculous goodies, but the coolest feature is the “spongebar”. It takes a natural English pharse and figures out what appoitment to add to your calendar. So you can type in “meet over $5 flavored coffee Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:55 am
11 Comments

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3.7 rating from 86 votes

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

AjaxMyTop: MySQL Monitor

Category: Database, Showcase

We’ve seen in-browser SQL, a database administrator, and even a database designer. Now there’s a database monitor… AjaxMyTop shows active MySQL connections. You get a data grid showing connections, each showing ID, user, duration, and so on. Periodic Refresh ensures the connections are kept fresh, and you can easily set the refresh period in an Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:06 am
9 Comments

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4.1 rating from 56 votes

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Ajax Powered IP to Location

Category: Showcase

Matt Inman put together a clean little Ajax powered IP to Location app. It shows off the Google Maps JavaScript API, and how simple it is to programatically tie in.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:28 am
18 Comments

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4 rating from 33 votes

IssueTrackerProduct: AutoSave and Refresh

Category: Showcase

Peter Bengtsson created an Ajax Issue Tracker with Ajax techniques, awhile back in his application: IssueTrackerProduct. There is a bunch of Ajax sprinkled in, but the major pieces are: Autosave. When you’re entering an issue, the whole form is submitted into the draft-saving mechanism on the server. (Test it on the demo site) Automatically refreshing. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:06 am
2 Comments

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3.7 rating from 15 votes

Major Blummy update – blummyWiki

Category: Showcase, Utility

The always prolific Alexander Kirk has released a major update to Blummy, which we originally reported on in October. Think of Blummy as bookmarklets on steroids. The key feature of this update is blummyWiki, which adds an in page wiki available across computers and web sites (the wiki is the bottom half of the green Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:10 am
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3.9 rating from 13 votes

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Dojo Progress Widget

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Richard Rodger has written up his experience creating a Dojo progress widget. Richard shows the JavaScript: < View plain text > javascript dojo.require("dojo.widget.*"); dojo.hostenv.setModulePrefix(‘ricebridge’, ‘ricebridge’); dojo.widget.manager.registerWidgetPackage(‘ricebridge.widget’); dojo.require("ricebridge.widget.RicebridgeProgress");     function startProgress() {   var progress = dojo.widget.manager.getWidgetById("progress");   if( progress ) {     progress.startProgress();   } }   function stopProgress() {   var progress Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 am
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3.7 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Ajaxified Alexa

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Joe Walker is at it again. He has rightly noted that Alexa is ripe for a slash of Ajax paint, and he went ahead and put together a simple example. You should be able to dynamically add/remove sites that you want to track, and the image should change right there. Joe’s demo does just this. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:24 pm
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3.6 rating from 19 votes

“Take It With You” Wiki

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Julien Couvreur’s been busy working on a new style of wiki. The “Take It With You” (TIWY) wiki lets you work offline and online. When online, it will persist to the server. When offline, it will save locally via Flash, then sync later on. Try the TiwyWiki Demo Cool! An Ajax app you can use Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:49 am
3 Comments

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3.9 rating from 34 votes

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Announcing Wizlite: Collaborative Page Highlighting

Category: Showcase

Announcing Wizlite by Alex Kirk (BandNews and Blummy creator). Wizlite is a fantastic use of Ajax for highlighting and annotating any web page. Using either a bookmarklet or a Firefox extension, you’ll see highlights and annotations from other people, each with their own colour. The FAQ explains how publishers can make their pages “Wizlite-able” with Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:16 pm
7 Comments

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3.8 rating from 22 votes

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Ajax Reduces Load on MacRumors.com Servers

Category: Showcase

We’re constantly asked how Ajax impacts server load. That’s a tough question to answer as its so dependent on what it is your web application actually does. However, MacRumors.com provides an excellent example of how Ajax can be used to reduce server-side load. We first talked about MacRumors.com’s Ajax architecture back in June. They recently Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:39 am
5 Comments

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4.3 rating from 82 votes

Bubbleshare: Photo Sharing Community

Category: Showcase

Scott Schiller wrote in to tell us about Bubbleshare. It calls itself “the easiest way to share photos”, and its hard to disagree, especially if you have a Mac. Bubbleshare has an iPhoto plug-in that integrates with iPhoto’s “Export” feature and gives you a one-click photo album sharing feature — with absolutely no previous registration Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:58 am
11 Comments

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3 rating from 87 votes

Ajax Navigation in WikiCalc 0.2

Category: Showcase

Dan Bricklin has announced an upgrade of WikiCalc, the wiki framework with spreadsheet tendencies. The new version uses Ajax for navigation: Reimplemented Cells tab to use AJAX. Navigating on the Cells tab by clicking on cells or using arrow keys no longer results in a repaint of the entire screen. Just the affected cells are Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:08 am
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3.7 rating from 53 votes

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Package Mapper – track your shipments on google maps

Category: Examples, Ruby, Showcase

Map out the route your packages take on their way to their destination with Package Mapper. Its built on Ruby on Rails, and you can see use of scriptaculous effects in many spots. It looks pretty close to the single page model Joe described a while ago. From the front page: Package Mapper shows you Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:36 am
3 Comments

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3.8 rating from 43 votes

Search Everything on the Page

Category: Showcase

Tom Light’s produced an interesting use of Ajax which is bound to be a little controversial from a usability perspective. Each word on the site (on motorbikes) is a hyperlink to a search on that word. Click on “gas” and the top of the page will morph to show the top three matching pages containing Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:27 am
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3.2 rating from 26 votes