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Monday, October 10th, 2005

Inquisitor Instant Search

Category: LiveSearch, Showcase

We loved Google Suggest, the Ajax mother compared to Google Maps, the father. Then we saw Yahoo! Instant Search, which was ok…. But now we have the best of both worlds, with a sleek Son of Search: Inquistor Instant Search. It gives you both “are you looking for” info a la Google, and search results Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:08 pm
9 Comments

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3.5 rating from 15 votes

Ajaxian Blog Example

Category: Showcase

A nice example of drag and drop with Ajax is available at Kjell Bublitz’s blog. You can show and hide sections, and move them around. Also, various actions are available such as clicking on “Options”. It is funny that the one thing that isn’t Ajax, is the commenting. ( via )

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
8 Comments

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3.6 rating from 7 votes

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Google Reader: Ajaxian RSS reader

Category: Google, Showcase

Google announced Google Reader, an ajaxian RSS reader application. There have been a number of attempts at online readers, and this is a nice one. There are a couple of features that really make it interesting: Keyboard shortcuts Like GMail, the shortcuts matter. Hitting J and K especially to scroll through the feeds looks so Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:37 pm
10 Comments

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3.5 rating from 14 votes

Num Sum: Throwaway Web Spreadsheets

Category: Showcase

Num Sum is a new ajaxian web spreadsheet in the “Ajax Office” vein, brought to us by TrimPath. You can simply create spreadsheets on the fly and name them if you want to keep and share for awhile, or just have one use and move on. Since this is the participation web 2.0: You can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
8 Comments

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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

twofifty.org: tracking IMDb with Ajax

Category: Showcase

Tim Broddin has developed twofifty.org, a web application that allows its users to keep track of which movies from the IMDb Top 250 they’ve seen. He developed this because he saw a lot of fellow webloggers who kept a list like this but they all struggled keeping it up to date. twofifty.org uses a clean Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:29 pm
2 Comments

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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Editsite: Browser based CMS

Category: Showcase

Ilkka Huotari opened his doors to his latest web venture: Editsite. Editsite is CMS as a service. It goes above and beyond a simple blog, in that you can build any kind of site using very interesting in-browser tools. Editing You have editor widgets, and live editing. Choosing Layouts Picking layouts is simple. Creating Forms Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:19 am
2 Comments

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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

WWW SQL Designer

Category: Showcase

A nice chap in Prague has created a WWW SQL Designer, that gives you a cool graphical, dragable, view of your database schema. One fun part is the bottom right corner of the application. This area shows you the entire canvas of your tables, and allows you to move the red square around to view Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:20 am
5 Comments

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3.6 rating from 12 votes

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Gap.com cleans up their act and gets Ajaxian

Category: Showcase

Gap.com has gone through a recent relaunch. The big changes are that they have gone XHTML Strict, and no tables are to be seen. They also have added subtle UI changes, many using Ajax. These include: QuickLook: When you mouseover some clothing, a QuickLook icon appears that you can click on. This opens a new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:42 pm
3 Comments

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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Abaque French Ajaxian Catalog

Category: Showcase

Thierry Nivelet, and his team at Abaque have worked on an Ajax-based catalog (in french for now). It looks and feels like an old school rich application (buttons etc) :) View the Demo:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:29 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

37signals Writeboard Released

Category: Showcase

The long awaited Writeboard from 37signals has been released. It is going to get some interesting looks, as people work out the niche. Some of my high level thoughts after playing with it for a short time to create: I immediately had expectations that were different from the tool. I was expecting to be able Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 pm
6 Comments

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3 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Jotspot Live: Live, group note-taking

Category: Dojo, Showcase

A bunch of people have mentioned the announcement by Jot of Jotspot Live, which is a “Live, group note-taking” service built on Dojo. We checked out the service, and it was a pleasure to fool around editing things. A pretty seemless experience all around, and you can check out some screen shots below. We managed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:49 am
4 Comments

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4.3 rating from 15 votes

Pluck: RSS Reader

Category: Showcase

Pluck is a new web based RSS reader. They are several forms (Firefox, IE, and web) but the simple web based version is what is interesting to us. It follows in the “application just via your browser” niche, like Yahoo! Mail. It was pretty nice to use, but it didn’t like my OPML file. Probably Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:51 am
10 Comments

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3.4 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Piccy: Ajax Photo Viewer

Category: Showcase

An asian site, with a Tonga address, has created an interesting Ajax Photo Viewer named Piccy. The viewer has a cool slider that allows you to dynamically slide the size of the photos in the album, and then of the image that you actually click on. It also seems to have all of the tagging Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:42 am
5 Comments

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3.6 rating from 42 votes

Monday, September 26th, 2005

inetWord: Ajax HTML editor

Category: Showcase

Tom Snyder of ForwardCenter, Inc. has released inetWord a fully functional HTML editor written using Ajax technology. Info The editor UI never reloads, even during document save, autosave, open, spell check, etc. This is great because coding a whole application in JavaScript takes a lot of code. The formatting dropdowns and dialog boxes are very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:28 pm
2 Comments

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3.8 rating from 26 votes

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Showcase: Simply Hired

Category: Showcase

Simply Hired is a nice clean interface that ties into all the jobs out there. It has the now ubiquitous ajax rating system, and also lets you click and go with “map it” and “search it” for each job. Later on you click on the mapped and saved tabs to get a drop down for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:44 am
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3 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Common Times: Del.icio.us + Google News

Category: Showcase

Common Times has launched the beta of their Ajax Personal Front Page. Register, and log in to see the “customize” links. Click on customize to see the drop down, make some changes, and apply them. There is also an Ajax tag browser Common Times is a social bookmarking community for news readers.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:25 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes