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Thursday, December 29th, 2005

MyLinkVault: Ajax Shared Bookmarks

Category: Showcase

There are certainly a fair few bookmarking sites out there, but Thomas Rice wasn’t happy with them: One of my main motivations for setting up the site was I needed somewhere to store my bookmarks online (as I use multiple PCs) and I didn’t like the interfaces of other sites – most are pretty slow, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am
3 Comments

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3.7 rating from 15 votes

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

WordPress 2

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WordPress 2.0 is apparently out the door (though the latest stable release is still listed as 1.5.1). Asymptomatic recently listed a bunch of new features in WP2, here are some of the more interesting ones from an Ajax perspective: Ajax Category Addition – There’s a bunch of ajax in WordPress 2.0 and this is probably Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:22 pm
19 Comments

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4.2 rating from 20 votes

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Amazon Rich Popups

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If you mouseover the dotted line items such as Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration on MacSlash, you will see a rich popup from Amazon. Since real-estate is precious, and there is only so many types of links, or events on those links that you can do, will web services like Amazon be fighting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:21 am
3 Comments

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3.4 rating from 24 votes

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Digg Spy v2

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Digg Spy has been upgraded with a bunch of new features. There are some nice new filter and extra event types covered. But the most notable feature is the Periodic Refresh. It used to update at a leisurely pace of once every few seconds, and is now a kind of “Hyper Refresh” with updates around Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:37 pm
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 10 votes

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

AjaxTrans: The Ajax Answer to Babelfish

Category: Showcase

AjaxTrans is an Ajax Translator (via AjaxBlog). Translate to and from English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and French (still waiting on Swedish Chef). For comparison, the big translation tools: Babelfish and Google, neither use Ajax. So are there any other Ajax translators out there? Some people have been pointing out that Live Search and even Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:56 am
7 Comments

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3.6 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Search.ch Does Real Estate

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Before Google Maps, there was map.search.ch, the Swiss map website that went live back in October 2004. Now search.ch has built a new HousingMaps-style real estate search on top of their mapping software: immo.beta.search.ch. There’s lots of useful Ajax features here. Bernhard Seefeld, former CTO of search.ch, immo.beta.search.ch points out: The search area is determined Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:48 am
3 Comments

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3.9 rating from 9 votes

Monday, December 19th, 2005

MyBloop: File Storage Site

Category: Showcase

“Bill Gates” emailed us about MyBloop a file storage website. There are a number of sprinkles of Ajax on the site, including a nice Ajax/Flash search, and the ability to reload widgets on the pages.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 am
6 Comments

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3.6 rating from 10 votes

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

JotSpot Tracker: Dojo 0.2 in action

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Stop Emailing Spreadsheets is the cry from the Jot team. This comes with their latest application, built on top of the Jot framework, JotSpot Tracker. JotSpot Tracker does a bunch of things, but at the core, you can share your data with people in a simple way. Rather than sharing text a la JotSpot Live, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:49 pm
5 Comments

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3 rating from 5 votes

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Teacher! An Ajax Grading App!

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From the vertical Ajax department comes Teacher! (via Digg), an Ajax grading app. It’s a clean, simple, app with plenty of well-considered Ajax features. Note, though, the server seems to be running a bit sluggish right now. Ajax should be a big thing for education – any other apps out there? Seriously. You’ve got kids Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:10 am
5 Comments

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3 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Tagworld

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Tagworld takes social tagging to the extreme, and has Ajax effects all over the place. A very nice kayak.com-esque style search lets you narrow down results with simple sliders and the like. A clean rich editor allows you to add markup without the markup.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:27 am
3 Comments

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3.3 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

XIN: Rich Ajax Desktop

Category: Showcase

After we posted about the new TXN desktop, Mikael Bergkvist pointed us to another Ajax Rich Desktop called XIN. This desktop has more widgets and features, and it includes some documentation for you to write you own widgets and such.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:26 am
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 7 votes

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Etsy.com – dynamic shopping store for hand made items

Category: Editorial, Flash, Showcase

At thursday’s ajax event, one of the sites recommended for demo was Etsy.com. It bills itself as “the place to buy and sell all things handmade”. It has some of the most innovative ajax techniques I’ve seen on an ecommerce site. Make sure and check out the time machine (my favorite), color picker, and the Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:30 am
2 Comments

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3.3 rating from 8 votes

TXN: Ajax Online Desktop

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xix xeaon has created an early stage example of his TXN online desktop. Currently the only programs are a console and chat application, but they live in their own windows, like a true GUI OS. A nice experiment of the Web OS concept. I wonder if we will ever get to a stage where our Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
6 Comments

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3 rating from 5 votes

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

MooFlex CMS Demo

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The Mad4Milk have released a demo of their new CMS, MooFlex. One nice feature here is the various boxes present while editing text, which expand and collapse. The TAGS box shows all existing tags, which you can toggle for the current article. If you enter a new tag, it will then appear inside the tag Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:42 am
9 Comments

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3.8 rating from 51 votes

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Wish-o-matic

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Alexander Kirk has introduced a little xmas Ajax with his Wish-o-matic. The small web app helps those who need to buy presents for x-mas but have no clue what to buy. Shame I don’t like xmas. Bah, humbug. :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:21 am
4 Comments

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3 rating from 5 votes

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Issue tracking system with source code

Category: Examples, Showcase

Patrick Ryan had to build an ajaxian issue tracking system for his small team, and it turned out to be nice enough that he decided to share the code with us. :) The platform is PHP/MySql. His three main prorities with the app where: Make it extremely easy to use – zero thought Make it Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:19 am
3 Comments

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3.4 rating from 7 votes