Monday, March 9th, 2009

ModelAdmin: new opensource jQuery-based web-application system

Category: Showcase

Sigurd Magnusson recently told us about ModelAdmin, a just-released feature in the open source SilverStripe CMS that uses jQuery to build rich user interfaces to let every day people manage data in a web-app. This free code will let strong PHP+JS developers build really great web interfaces to be used by non-technical people. You write Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:58 am

3.1 rating from 33 votes

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Multi-file upload in the Flickr and Gmail house

Category: Showcase

I saw two posts at the same time on the topic of multiple-file uploading from a Web app which is a topic that we have covered many times before. This time we have our good friend Scott Schiller posting on the Flickr uploader. He details the user experience from file selection, to progress, to completion, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:53 am

3.2 rating from 16 votes

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Cross-Browser Inline-Block

Category: Articles, Examples, Showcase

Ryan Doherty has one of those really nice articles that walk you through how to do something that should be easy in CSS but isn’t, until you know how: Cross Browser Inline Block. By the end of it all you will have this: < View plain text > HTML <style>     li {   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:04 am

4.1 rating from 50 votes

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Queued: a Netflix Queue Manager Using Dojo and AIR

Category: Dojo, Showcase

SitePen, via Adobe sponsorship, has created an open source queue manager for Netflix called Queued. The entire Dojo toolkit contains much more functionality than any single application needs, so the task of building applications often comes down to figuring out what style of coding you’ll use rather than learning how to use different components and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 am
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4 rating from 30 votes

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Typism: Build your own fonts

Category: Showcase, SVG

Juraj Sukop has created a fun project called Typism that lets you build fonts on the Web: typism is a web-based font editor. It is a public site where anyone can create a font for others to use and to study, to modify and to copy. You write the description of a typeface, design the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:48 am
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3.3 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Bespin: A new Mozilla Labs experimental extensible code editor using Canvas

Category: Canvas, JavaScript, Mozilla, Showcase, Utility

Ben and I are excited to be releasing the first concept out of the Mozilla Developer Lab. As you know, we are big believers in the Open Web. Chris Wilson mentioned that many people are still building Web applications on top of browser technology from yester year. What if we built on more leading edge Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 pm

4.6 rating from 83 votes

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Favicon generator and editor

Category: Showcase, Utility, Yahoo!

Stuart Colville has announced a fun little project that he and fellow collaborators Ed Elliot and Cyril Doussin have worked on. Their Favicon Generator lets you upload an image and then go in and tweak the pixels :) Although many modern web browsers support favicons saved as GIFs, PNGs or other popular file formats all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am

3.7 rating from 33 votes

Canvas World Map

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Jon Combe has implemented a world map using Canvas to draw it all, for his JAWStats website statistics package. You can tweak the color combinations and highlight areas, but no clicking and moving around just yet. Here are some of Jon’s thoughts: The smallest places aren’t included on the map, so if you live in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am

3.2 rating from 24 votes

Drag and drop your widgets in a portal with Shindig and Dojo

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Matthew Russell has taken Shindig, an OpenSocial implementation, and added the shine that you need in a portal including drag and drop of the components. Click the image above to see it in action. Matthew posts some of the details of the implementation: When doing anything like this, you need infrastructure. For this part of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:21 am

3.8 rating from 23 votes

Piano Etudes: Garage Band, Piano Style

Category: GWT, Showcase

What would a fun Ajax interface to piano composition look like? Jason Freeman, a prof in the music department of the Georgia Institute of Technology has created an interface using GWT called Piano Etudes. His project lets users create and share their own versions of short piano pieces (and print them out as musical scores Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:12 am
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3.8 rating from 17 votes

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

PS3-like Slideshow Implementation with Canvas

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Jérôme Wax has created a really nice PS3-like slideshow mashing up Flickr with Canvas to drive. Where you place your mouse will effect the movement and speed of the slideshow from left to right. Nice and snappy.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:22 am

3.7 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Doculicious: On-line Form Designer with PDF Output

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Chris Carpenter at Digital Carpenter sent us a link to one of his projects: Doculicious. It’s a fairly complete form builder product, including a GUI form designer (complete with undo, floating collapsable attribute palette, etc.), cool on-line form entry interface (also with undo), and PDF export. Doculicious uses Dojo under the covers. Nice work!

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am
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4.1 rating from 27 votes

Friday, January 30th, 2009

w00t! Feeling Chatty

Category: Aptana, JavaScript, jQuery, Showcase

Live Ajax chat is one of those Comet 101 kind of examples (as RSS readers were to Ajax back in the day!). We saw a couple of items from this meme recently. First, jChat, a showcase chat application using Jaxer: Jaxer ships with a number of basic samples, but I’ve seen quite a few people Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am

3.2 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Timescope: to mobile and beyond

Category: GWT, Showcase

Ray Cromwell has the ability to do amazing things in the browser. We have often linked to his work on Chronoscope and more, and this time he has a screencast showing of Timescope “our charting engine, written in GWT, runnable as Servlet or Android native application, renders huge numbers of points at interactive rates, scriptable, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:08 am

2.7 rating from 64 votes

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

WebDAV Client in Ajax

Category: Showcase

Ajax File Browser isn’t just a set of tree components. It implements the WebDAV API, and features: Cross-browser, cross-OS: runs in IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome WebDAV RFC 2518 compliant POST-upload and upload progress support And coming soon: Locks management IE 8 and improved IE 7 support Upload to third-party WebDAV servers More programming features

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:15 am

3.8 rating from 30 votes

Monday, January 26th, 2009

AppStore: Cappuccino based view of the Apple application store

Category: Showcase

AppStore is an interesting web app written using Cappuccino to give a view of the Apple AppStore on the Web (linking through when appropriate). It has an iPhone-y like interface, and you will notice very custom components (e.g. the drop downs).

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:55 am
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3.8 rating from 21 votes