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Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Ajaxian Periodic Table

Category: Showcase

Andrew Sutherland created a nice, clean, simple Periodic Table of the Elements that uses ajaxian techniques to grab information as you click on various areas. There are some interesting UI choices: You click on the element, not mouseover. This is nice in one way, as the popup is quite large, and Andrew changes the background Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:21 am
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4.1 rating from 30 votes

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Ajax Yahoo! Mail Enhanced via Firefox Plugin

Category: Firefox, Showcase

Vivek Jishtu has written a Firefox extension that adds Ajax support to Yahoo! Mail: Adds AJAX support to the current Yahoo! mail and makes it a little more friendly. You can preview your messages without leaving your inbox. It adds a small arrow next to your email list. Click on the arrow to preview the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:24 am
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2.8 rating from 6 votes

Friday, August 26th, 2005

ObjectGraph Ajaxian Dictionary

Category: Component, Showcase

ObjectGraph has put up a very cool Ajaxian Dictionary that does a live dictionary search, allowing you to choose the particular dictionary… ObjectGraph also put together a nice Howto, showing the ASP.NET approach that they took to building this dictionary component.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:39 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

WinLike: Window Manager for the Web

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Ryan Petrain commented on Protopage and linked over to WinLike, a window manager for the browser: WinLIKE is the first professional Window-Manager for web browsers. With WinLIKE, developers can provide web applications, websites and portals with little windows – like you are used to from your desktop. WinLIKE is based on DHTML and is only Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm
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3.6 rating from 11 votes

Hula: Ajaxian Calendar

Category: Calendar, Screencast, Showcase

Maarten Stolte pointed me to a flash demo of a new ajaxian calendar: Hula. Hula is getting a new web interface, and it kicks ass, as this (flash) demo shows Can’t wait to check out the javascript and CSS that powers all that AJAX interaction and css fades. Pay attention to the sides of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
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3.4 rating from 21 votes

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Protopage: Your Ajaxian Homepage

Category: Showcase

Wow. You have to check out Protopage. As Michael Mahemoff said: “So Ajaxian” :) Once you go there, you can create your own Protopage, in which you can have fun: Creating links to your favourite sites Quick portlet access to search Sticky notes that you can minimize Personalize A couple of interesting UI items are: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 am
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3.2 rating from 9 votes

gVisit.com: Google Map your site visitors

Category: Google, Mapping, Showcase

gVisit is a new ajaxian application that allows you to put a snippet of JavaScript in your pages, and then view the location of your site viewers to get a feel for where you are targetting. Kinda fun :) Update: take a look at yourself on the ajaxian.com tracking

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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2.8 rating from 8 votes

Friday, August 19th, 2005

Improving CMS Usability

Category: Showcase, Usability

Over at poocs.net they are improving CMS usability. The matter at hand is manipulating images, and doing so in a simple browser based environment: . The first prototype of the drag’n’drop image placement interface was done in a few hours of Disrupted Development (you know those days when people just don’t care whether you’re trying Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:32 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Ajaxian Name Picker

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Over at 11TMR, a rich Ajaxian name picker was created: One of the things which has bugged me for a long time is getting a good name picker. We have been using a servlet on our Domino server for a long time which looks at views in the NAB and allows the user to select Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:32 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Showcase: Blinklist

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Blinklist is a nice small application that lets you manage lists of things. They make heavy use of Ajax, and talk about how they embraced it: Pagination with AJAX Forget having to browse from page to page. With AJAX, new data can be sent between a users browser and a server, without having to do Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:00 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Hotmail Kahuna: Start.com for mail

Category: Showcase

It appears that the rogue start.com group at Microsoft is at it with mail. According to some, Kahuna, the next generation hotmail, has just gone internal beta1. Using AJAX to suppress page reload Emulatiing outlook a lot Mail will support chinese characters. But Folder list doesn’t. Contacts will represent all my msn messenger contacts. Progressing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

ESPN Using Ajaxian Preview

Category: Showcase

The ESPN new headlines are using Ajaxian callbacks to get previews of the news when you mouseover the headline. The previews are pretty tiny, so does this make sense versus having that data sent back with the main page?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:03 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

FeedDigest Effects

Category: Showcase, Usability

FeedDigest is using the scriptaculous effects throughout the site. For example, if you add a feed you will see the following comment bar spring to live at the top: After flashing, it settles down for a bit, and then dissapears entirely. Although this is “cool” it has me wondering whether this is actually a good Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:07 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Monday, August 8th, 2005

PalmSphere: Marking Favorites with Ajax

Category: Showcase

The PalmSphere website has a couple of bits of Ajax going on. Next to the articles on the site are glass balls. If you click on one it auto-marks it as your favourite, and your favourites list changes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:11 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

LiveJournal Ajaxian Image Script

Category: Showcase

Michael Bommarito has created an AJAX-powered script to display the latest images from LiveJournal posts. It periodically updates, intelligently transferring only those images new for the specific client, and provides an interface to start, stop, and clear updates. Furthermore, the script directly interfaces with the LJ XML-RPC server to allow direct posting of images with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Friday, August 5th, 2005

JWChat: Jabber Web Chat

Category: Chat, Showcase

In the YAChat category, we have a Jabber Web Chat: JWChat: JWChat aims to be a full featured, web based Jabber client. It uses only JavaScript and HTML on the client-side. Currently it supports basic jabber instant messaging, roster management and muc-based groupchats. JWChat is an advanced instant messenger (IM) just like AIM, MSN Messenger, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 am
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4.1 rating from 18 votes