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Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

XM Radio Online 2.0

Category: Showcase

XM has launched version 2.0 of its online product. This update has made the UI ajax driven, with a few flash movies for displaying the presets and the current song data. One of the developers talks about the browser issues he had to deal with (Safari and links to elements in overflow:auto content).

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:33 pm
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3.7 rating from 16 votes

Apple iWeb: Ajax Photoshow

Category: Showcase

You know that Ajax has hit the big time when Steve Jobs mentions it in a keynote. Steve showed off some Apple Ajax, when he demo’d the new iWeb product that is part of the iLife suite. When you publish your content to .Mac, to be shared on the web, there is a very nice Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 am
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3.8 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Tiktrac: Timesheet management software

Category: Showcase

Tiktrac is a simple clean looking piece of timesheet management software: Keep track of time within your organisation with a slick Ajax web interface, RSS feeds and CSV data exports. Allow your staff to sign in and log their time efficiently, and never rely on emailing spreadsheets around again. Allow your clients to sign in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:34 am
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3.4 rating from 32 votes

Monday, January 9th, 2006

egoSurf: background searching to stroke your ego

Category: LiveSearch, Showcase

egoSurf is going after the people that Google themselves. You can admit it! It does a nice job of running searches in the background, and constantly letting you know where you stand, and the progress. At the end of the job, it even comes up with Flash dials to give you a context to your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:56 am
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3.7 rating from 23 votes

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Live archive explorer for Pivot blogs

Category: Component, Showcase

Marco van Hylckama Vlieg has created a widget for a dynamic view of Pivot blog archives. For details read his blog entry, or check out the widget running on his blog. It takes advantage of a nice live table where rows are loading on the fly as you scroll. It also has a preview of Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 3:05 pm
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2.7 rating from 27 votes

Scottish Kilts Shopping Cart

Category: Showcase

Billy McIntosh has gone through adding Ajax where he saw fit to his “Web 1.0” shopping cart system. As he says: Here’s a fully functional ajax-enabled shopping cart derived from our ‘Web 1.0’ version. It has no real bells or whistles, nor do I think it needs any, all it does is utilize the speed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 am
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3.4 rating from 13 votes

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

An Ajax Wordsearch

Category: Showcase

Remember Teacher!, the Ajax grading app we mentioned a few weeks ago? There’s a new function in this teaching suite: an Ajax wordsearch . Each time you add a word, it updates and fades in the new wordsearch. You can toggle whether to show or hide the solution.

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:42 pm
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3.3 rating from 14 votes

Forget Your Passwords with Agatra

Category: Security, Showcase

Agatra is a new service for managing all your passwords. Based on your Agatra master password, it will maintain a list of logins and passwords for all your favourite websites. It’s more than a memory tool, because Agatra’s list of sites will actually launch the links – in most cases, you can login automatically from Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:27 pm
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3.6 rating from 19 votes

24 Eyes: Ajaxian RSS Dashboard

Category: Portal, Showcase

Kevin Rose of Digg.com said “man, recently we keep seeing more and more portals out as Ajax examples”. Well, we have another one with 24 Eyes. Special features of 24eyes.com include: RSS Dashboard with at-a-glance news overview Web 2.0 user interface with instant personalization Multi-country services with local content Preconfigured content with 200+ catalogs Social Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:24 pm
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3.4 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Extra Tasty: Alcohol + Ajax

Category: LiveSearch, Showcase

Extra Tasty is the latest site by Skinny Corp. This community surrounds Alcohol, and shows you why Web 2.0 is here. We need to make things easier for alcoholics to use the web! There is definitely room for more Ajax on this site, especially around the collaboration features.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:16 pm
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4 rating from 36 votes

Proxy Systems Ajax DNS Tools

Category: PHP, Showcase, Utility

Cotton and the folks over at Proxy Systems have released an Ajax Netadmin / DNS tool. If you head over to the tool area you will find: Live DNS DNS Traversal HTTP Headers Whois Search IP Whois RBL Search Ping DNS Report

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:59 pm
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3.9 rating from 70 votes

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

DPolls: An Ajax Pollster

Category: Showcase

DPolls is an Ajax incarnation of the polling genre. Interaction occurs in-page, without any need for refresh, which is perfect for encouraging people to actually vote. When you choose an option, you’ll see a progress indicator appear, followed by an animation showing the results growing to their rightful size. The animation seems a little gratuitous, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:46 pm
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4 rating from 183 votes

AjaxTrans and Ads

Category: Showcase

We recently posted about AjaxTrans which has been updated with another proof of concept. This time Joel Parish has added an example of calling out to ads as you type! This is exactly why the critics who cried “Ajax will kill Ads because there will be less page loads” were so wrong. We just need Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:51 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

BabyCenter: Timeline Navigation Header

Category: Showcase

BabyCenter has a very simple, clean, navigation header that makes sense for its target users. At the top of the page there is a timeline, broken into week segments. The usability folks realised that time really matters for families, and a common way to look at things will be “What is going on in my Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm
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2.8 rating from 9 votes

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Longtail: Mashup of Mashups

Category: Showcase

Francis Shanahan, the creator of the LiveSearch for Amazon called Zuggest, has been up to it again. Francis has created a new AJAX, RSS, WML Web 2.0 based Mashup site: Longtail Longtail is built with Visual Studio Web Developer Express Edition 2005, ASP.NET 2.0, the .NET 2.0 framework and a bunch of other stuff like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

GMail Spell Check

Category: Showcase

We have mentioned spell checkers from time to time, but we have never mentioned Google’s GMail spell check, which they keep updating to make it better and better. A nice, clean, obvious use of Ajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:47 am
8 Comments

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4.4 rating from 11 votes