Showcase


Monday, July 11th, 2005

Showcase: JotSpot Live

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The Jot folks are really getting into Ajax. Firstly they talked about howJotSpot does AJAX, Dojo-Style, which makes sense since Alex Russell works over there. Then they talked about JotSpot Live, which is: a real-time wiki interface that allows multiple users to edit the same page at the same time. Calling it “SubEthaEdit for the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Showcase: Apple.com iTunes Counter

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Apple.com is currently displaying an iTunes Counter that shows the number of songs downloaded, counting to the 500 million song mark. The countdown actually uses Ajax to grab the counts from an XML that is generated and put on the server at http://www.apple.com/itunes/external_counter.xml: <root> <count name=”curCount” timestamp=”Thu, 07 Jul 2005 04:51:01 GMT”>484126216</count> <count name=”preCount” timestamp=”Thu, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am
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2.9 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

Ajaxified Movable Type Weblog

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WordPress came out with an Ajax based blog comment system. Now it is time for Movable Type to have one created for it. Gadgetopia found that example, which has recently been updated to include live preview features. Check out the test blog entry where you can put in test data to play

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:31 am
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2.4 rating from 7 votes

Friday, July 1st, 2005

Google Maps Iterations

Category: Mapping, Showcase

It is nice to see the Google Maps team tweaking and updating the application constantly. The latest addition has been the migration from the text links for Satellite and Map mode, to buttons on the map itself. My guess is this has been done as: It is in your face. The user is watching the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Friday, June 24th, 2005

del.icio.us direc.tor: An Ajax Web Service Broker

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Johnvey Hwang has created an alternative UI for del.icio.us that enables you to browse all of your bookmarks in a more interactive fashion. del.icio.us direc.tor uses the XML/XSL features of the browser to handle very large record sets. It works by downloading your entire bookmark file from the API, and managing it in the browser.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:48 am
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3.7 rating from 6 votes

JSCalc: When you really want to do math in the browser

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Today’s Friday item is the JSCalc: the JavaScript calculator bookmarklet. With this bookmarklet you will never have the feeling of: Man, I need to do a quick calculation, but I don’t want to open Calc!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am
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3.1 rating from 8 votes

Showcase: Enviro – Swedish Ajaxian Search

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A swedish search engine, Enviro, which uses Ajaxian techniques. If you search for someone like ‘pettersson’ and the click on a result, you will see an example in action.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am
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2.8 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Showcase: Image Panning and Dragging

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Michal Migurski has put up a Giant-Ass Image Viewer showcase, which shows how to pan and scan a la Google Maps. This is a draggable, zoomable satellite mosaic of Antarctica that Eric found. (This space used to have a print from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, but the current image is 4x larger) Please use Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:29 pm
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3 rating from 22 votes

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Showcase: Google Maps, minus the alpha shadows, panning, and zooming

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Mark Anthony Spiteri sent us a link to his ajaxian map of the Maltese Islands. I have recently uploaded a project I was working on, which consisted of creating a Virtual Map of the Maltese Islands. Looks nice! Go the extra few feet and do the alpha shadows for your push pins and pop-up windows; Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:11 am
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2.8 rating from 11 votes

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Showcase: Ajax Calendar

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I love my Mac, and I use iCal to coordinate my life. I’ve even created my own (proprietary-stupid-groupware-application)-to-iCal unidirectional sync. But the problem is, the rest of my friends and families are generally on PCs (with few but notable exceptions). I wish there were a way to use a rich application like iCal in a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:19 pm
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3.7 rating from 27 votes

Showcase: The Nation Weather Service

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Brad Smith pointed us to the National Weather Service’s graphical forecasting webpage, which makes use of Ajax to do a sort of mouseover effect. I think its great to see a government agency innovate with this stuff, but sadly, this site is a bit of an anti-pattern for Ajax usability as you are given no Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:06 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Technorati Beta: A touch of Ajax

Category: Ajax, Showcase

Technorati has announced a public beta of an updated Technorati. Now you can all see some of the Ajaxian features of the new beta, that we were shown under a red light at the Ajax Summit. One of the new features is that Technorati goes out to Flickr (and other taggers) to suck in images Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
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3.5 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Chat.app: An Ajax based chat program

Category: Ajax, Chat, Showcase

There is yet another Ajax based chat located at http://gamma.nic.fi/~jmp/chat/app.html. It is based on selecting a channel, and chatting away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:27 am
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3.3 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Magnetic Ajax Poetry

Category: Ajax, Showcase

This is a fun one. Garrison Locke (of the spell checker fame) has put up a nice fun showcase, Magnetic Ajax Poetry. It uses Ajax and the DOM-Drag library that we linked to the other day. It’s like the magnetic poetry kits you’ve seen before except this is on the internet..and not Java. It saves Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:57 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Showcase: Delicious Suggest

Category: Ajax, Component, JavaScript, LiveSearch, Showcase

Duncun Ponting lead me on to the del.icio.us recent change. They have added some nice ajaxian components to help you select tags for content. It is nice for them to show you what others have tagged, as it will probably help the community from using different names for everything, which makes it harder to grab Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:04 pm
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2.8 rating from 23 votes

Showcase: Yet another Portal

Category: Portal, Showcase

Claude Hussenet has put together another portal example that shows how each component can have its own lifecycle, allowing you to add stocks directly in the interface and having the component auto refresh via Ajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:14 am
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3.8 rating from 13 votes