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Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Ajax OPML Generator

Category: Showcase

Michael Bommarito has taken a traditional OPML generator, and built an Ajaxian version. Here is an example that works with your bloglines account: Why AJAX? Because the OPML file is generated by JavaScript, avoiding the transmission of your password for interception or storage. When atrustheotaku wakes up, he’ll hopefully put our two parts together into Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Current TV: A Bit of Fun

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Current TV is trying to change the TV world. I noticed a non-functional, but kinda fun piece of interactivity. The tag-line under Current.tv changes, and allows you, the user, to choose one via the “Edit Me” and “Save” buttons. You simply click in the text and change away… a la editable div, although this is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Drupal adds Ajaxian Chat Module

Category: Chat, Showcase

The popular open source content management platform Drupal, has started to get Ajaxian. They just released an Ajaxian chat module. The code exists here.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:12 am
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3.4 rating from 21 votes

Gregarius: Ajaxian Feed Aggregator

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Gregarius is a web-based RSS/RDF/ATOM feed aggregator, designed to run on your web server, allowing you to access your news sources from wherever you want. Completely web-based (runs on your web server) Simple, password-protected, administration and configuration AJAX powered item tagging Full-text search Committed to web standards: renders XHTML/CSS, supports OPML Gregarius is FREE software Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:08 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Start.com: Ajaxian Portal

Category: Portal, Showcase

People were excited to see what Google would come up with, when they showed their personalized search page. Microsoft has a sidekick project: Start.com, which looks similar to the Google portal. There is a lot of Ajax going on there, from having portlet which have their own little lifecycle, dynamically being able to change the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:31 pm
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4 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Ajax Shopping Cart: Progressive Enhancement

Category: Accessibility, Showcase

Over at Adactio they are trying to practice what they preach. They have released an Ajaxian Shopping Cart which uses progressive enhancement. Basically, fancy words to say that it still works if you aren’t able to do the JavaScript wonder, and doesn’t make screen readers cry (etc etc). It’s also an example of the kind Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:38 am
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4.2 rating from 96 votes

Monday, July 25th, 2005

New Zealand YAGM

Category: Mapping, Showcase

We have YAGM (Yet Another Google Maps). This time around the mapping area that is catered for is the Kiwis. If you move around the map faster than it can draw you oan even get peaks at the Loading… screen again! New Zealand Guide Update: You have also probably seen that Microsoft has announced MSN Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:28 am
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3.7 rating from 7 votes

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Ajaxian Phone Book

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Pablo Impallari has created an Ajaxian Phonebook demo that uses XHConn as its Ajax framework. The phone book allows you to easily add and search the phone book within the same application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:24 am
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4.7 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Digg Auto Refresh

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Digg has an ajaxian new page that auto refreshes, and uses the Fade Anything Technique to show you which entries are new… although the fade is too bloody fast. It would better to show different backgrounds to tell what got loaded each time. It would also be nice to have a standard refresh timeout that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:54 pm
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3.6 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

HoverSearch()

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HoverSearch() offers a script which allows hover transparent divs that show up, and can access web services asynchronously via Ajax to show context information.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 am
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3.1 rating from 10 votes

Ajaxed: Suggest Component Offered

Category: Component, LiveSearch, Showcase

A new site, Ajaxed.com, gives you the ability to customize a Google Suggest-like ajaxian component for your use. It will be interesting to see their next components are.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 am
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3 rating from 15 votes

Monday, July 18th, 2005

ServerSideWiki: TiddlyWiki + Rails

Category: Showcase

Jake Tracey pointed us to ServerSideWiki, which is Josh Goebel’s example of taking the client-side, wicked cool TiddlyWiki, and giving it a server-side component. He happens to use Rails.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:20 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Harry Potter: Tom Riddle’s Magical Diary Comes to Life with Ajax

Category: Chat, Showcase

Wael Chatila has done the coolest Ajaxian Harry Potter application to date :) Wael implemented a magical diary, inspired by the magical diary in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” using a chatbot, Ajax and some cool scripting :) How about that for an ode to the new book coming out this weekend? Type Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:24 am
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4.4 rating from 126 votes

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Creative Commons get Ajaxian

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Nathan Yergler released wpLicense 0.5, which is a nice ajaxian application for selecting CC licenses. This release also adds a new configuration option: “Include license badge in default footerâ€?. If you use the default WordPress theme (or probably 90% of the other themes out there that call wpfooter(); ), checking this saves you the hassle Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 pm
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Hotmail Next Generation: Kanukah

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We have mentioned GMail, and Yahoo! Mail/Offpost. Now it is time for Hotmail to get into the Ajax action. The Hotmail team announced a new style with a preview pane, automatic inbox refreshing, drag and drop support, and real time email notification. Hotmail next Generation: Kanukah Microsoft Testing New Hotmail Hotmail improvements on the way

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:47 pm
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4 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Showcase: PressDisplay Ajax Viewer

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NewspaperDirect has a really cool Ajaxian news viewer, PressDisplay. The Ajaxian Viewer definitely took a lot of its UI tricks from the Adobe PDF plugin itself. I would bet that a bunch of people think that they ARE just showing PDFs.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:59 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes