Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Showcase: Yahoo! Mindset

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Usability

We have talked about the slider component, as an example of integrating Flash and Ajax. The new search from Yahoo!, Yahoo! Mindset, shows a pure Ajax implementation of a slider.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:59 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Showcase: Rpad – Web based analysis program

Category: Showcase

Rpad is an interactive, web-based analysis program. Rpad pages are interactive workbook-type sheets based on R, an open-source implementation of the S language. Rpad is an analysis package, a web-page designer, and a gui designer all wrapped in one. Rpad makes it easy to develop powerful data analysis applications that can be shared with others. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:51 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Ajax powered BBC News RSS Reader example

Category: Ajax, Examples, Showcase

Nigel Crawley has written an ajaxian component which reads a given news feed (in this case BBC news feeds), and ticker-tapes them within the body of the component itself. The telegraph has this type of component, traditionally in Java, and is always the slowest thing to come into life. Now they can use a component Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:24 am
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3.5 rating from 8 votes

Friday, May 27th, 2005

Showcase: TIBCO shows their library / toolkit / IDE to Jon Udell

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library, Screencast, Showcase, Toolkit

Jon Udell of Infoworld has been publishing some very interesting screencases. His latest consists of TIBCO showing off a rich Ajaxian library / toolkit / IDE. The IDE (or Visual Authoring Toolkit) eats their dog food, as it is built on their library itself. As you watch the screencast, I think you will be impressed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 am

3.8 rating from 11 votes

Example: Cojax, an ajax style code viewer

Category: Ajax, Examples, JavaScript, Showcase

Scott Watermasysk and co put together a nice example of Ajax called Cojax. Cojax is an ajaxian source code viewer which consists of: Left hand tree structure which represents the source code files/directories On demand retrieval of particular source code, which is color coded nicely Firefox “Loading *” usability pattern It would be nice to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:07 am
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3.6 rating from 17 votes

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Showcase: Netflix using more and more Ajax

Category: Showcase

Netflix has a nice clean web UI. Now, they are using some Ajax, with more and more usage coming all the time.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am
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3.3 rating from 15 votes

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Showcase: Lace – Ajaxian Chat Service

Category: Ajax, Chat, Showcase

Chat clients often seem to be sample applications of new technology on the web. Ajax has had its share, and now there is Lace: a free Ajax experiment that implements a chat service. Lace is a free web communications experiment written in PHP, Javascript, XHTML and CSS. Lace takes advantage of XMLHttpRequest if it is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:49 am

3.7 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Showcase: Quek Avatars

Category: Chat, Showcase

We have had requirements on community sites that we build chat functionality right into the site itself. Users that are online can chat, and if a group of people are reading a particular article, the users can be narrowed there. A dutch group has got a cross cutting avatar site, which lets people chat when Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:35 am

3.4 rating from 14 votes

Monday, May 16th, 2005


Category: Ajax, Java, Showcase, XmlHttpRequest is an RSS aggregator, and has added a new “Ajax” option that a user can choose in settings. Their article discusses how they added support for Ajax to their site. By default, if you mouseover an RSS entry title, a tooltip pops up showing you a summary of the post, and the data was Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:19 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Showcase: TiddlyWiki, a JavaScript Microcontent Wiki

Category: Showcase

TiddlyWiki is “an experimental MicroContent WikiWikiWeb built by JeremyRuston. It’s written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to run on any modern browser without needing any ServerSide logic. It allows anyone to create personal SelfContained hypertext documents that can be posted to any web server, sent by email or kept on a USB thumb drive to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am

3.1 rating from 7 votes

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Ajax Showcase: Diamond Search

Category: Ajax, Showcase has put out an Ajaxian Diamond Search. It is a very cool, visual way of narrowing down search results. There are lots of sliders and levers to drag and pull all over the shop. It also has a nice clean way of showing the user what is going on (knowing that it is working Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 pm

2.7 rating from 7 votes

Backbase comes out with new ajaxified home page, new demos, and whitepaper

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Toolkit

Backbase, a JavaScript RIA company, has been busy: New Home Page: They revamped their homepage to use Ajax all over the shop. You will notice a lot of “loading” rather than full page loads. They know they are taking Ajax to the extreme, and the jury is still out on what makes sense (having a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am

2.8 rating from 6 votes