Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Having fun in the Ajax Playground

Category: Google, JavaScript, Showcase

Ben Lisbakken, a chap who I had the pleasure to work with at Google, has done a really nice job creating a Google Ajax API Playground, an area that allows you to touch and feel the APIs in real-time: Ben said: The AJAX API Playground is currently loaded with over 170 samples for 8 Google Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:12 am

4 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Web Development Project Estimator

Category: Showcase

Matt Everson built a simple little micro app for project estimation: Web Development Project Estimator: Although most web designers have an idea of how long a project will take based on their past experience, far too often this guess becomes a final estimate. If you’ve ever been 300+ hours into a project that’s paying you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:19 am

2.6 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

SendMeHome with GWT

Category: GWT, Showcase

SendMeHome lets you to assign a unique code, called a SendMeHome ID, to any physical item. We are launching our newest feature, Stories, which connects a group of people through an item as it travels the globe. Social networks such as Facebook mainly involve users communicating with their ‘friends’, SendMeHome is unique because it uses Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:37 am

3.7 rating from 15 votes

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Britain from Above

Category: Showcase

The Britain from Above BBC programme and website doesn’t seem to use the BBC library Glow but instead has nice Mootools effects on the front page and a jQuery Carousel on sub pages. The effects made me feel like I was on a Flash site at first, but the real interest is the amazing visualizations Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
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4 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Speed Dial Canvas Edition

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Christian Effenberger has a Christmas contribution for us, Quickchoice: Quickchoice is a Speed Dial clone for css transform supporting browsers. It’s a simple and quick “public domain” implementation of Opera’s Speed Dial. Currently useable with Safari 3.2 and probably Firefox 3.1 – through the http-protocol. For personal use you need to save the html file Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 am
1 Comment

4 rating from 25 votes

Friday, December 19th, 2008

DLINK: automatic link annotation

Category: JavaScript, Showcase

David King has created a small JavaScript library dlink that styles your links to let the user know if the link is internal, external, a subdomain, an anchor on the same page, or an email link. To setup, you can simply: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>   <!– use class=dlink –> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.3 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Music Player UI

Category: jQuery, Showcase, UI

Yensdesign has a nice little example of a music player UI that uses mouse gestures and key handling to give a clean experience. Songza did a great job here, and I still use it to find songs for the kids.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:31 am

3.3 rating from 28 votes

Friday, December 5th, 2008

JSOS: jQuery based desktop

Category: jQuery, Showcase

There have been plenty of JavaScript desktop in the browsers of the years (ah WebOS!). James Luterek has posted about the latest jQuery based desktop environment. I started creating an operating system like user interface in JavaScript. I had intended to use it for the admin sections of my content management system(that runs this website), Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:16 pm

2.5 rating from 101 votes

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Freckle: Time tracking with style

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Thomas Fuchs and Amy Hoy are back with another web site, this time Freckle, a new take on time tracking. Thomas posted about it on his site and shared that it uses an early build of scripty2 which lead me to peak around on GitHub. It looks nice indeed. You can see the evidence of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:20 am

3.8 rating from 34 votes

Monday, December 1st, 2008

iPod Engraving Gallery and Leopard.Next DHTML

Category: Apple, Showcase

I noticed the new iPod Engraving Gallery that is a nice use of Coherent to show a slick UI with engraving suggestions. I was also talking to a friend that has leopard beta bits and he was playing with an updated Dashcode. It appears that the Coherent library is now used for the widgets too. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:38 am

2.8 rating from 26 votes

Friday, November 28th, 2008

JavaScript Bra Size Calculator

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Showcase

Now this could only fly on a Friday ;) Ed Spencer has coded up a bra size calculator in JavaScript: One of the more mesmerizing websites I’ve worked on recently was for a lingerie boutique in the UK. Aside from the unenviable task of having to look at pictures of women in lingerie all day, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:33 pm

3.3 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Drawter: Visual Web based HTML tool

Category: Showcase, Utility

Damian Wielgosik has created Drawter, a web based tool to layout pages: Drawter is a tool written in JavaScript and based on jQuery library. It provides you the possibility to literally draw your website’s code. It runs on every single web-browser which makes it really useful and helpful. Each tag is presented as a layer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

3.3 rating from 42 votes

Monday, November 24th, 2008 quicksilver in a web page

Category: Showcase

Julius Eckert has renamed and relaunched chosr to keyboardr. keyboardr is a homepage. It speeds up your internet experience. And if you like, it helps you keeping your hands on the keyboard. In the first place keyboardr is a meta-search. You get Google, Wikipedia, Youtube altogether. The instant search and the keyboard navigation are replacing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:07 am
1 Comment

3.7 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

JS-909: Drum Machine, No Flash

Category: Showcase, Sound

Cameron Adams has another fun Javascript experiment in JS-909, a drum machine he built from scratch. It plays sound without Flash, along with a check that your browser is capable of playing sound this way, and also includes a little canvas-powered psychedelic graphics engine. At the recent Web Directions JavaScript libraries panel, I was in Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:09 am

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Shopping cart zoom UI

Category: Showcase

Chris Vanrensburg has added a nice little effect at Zazzle. Mouse over a product in the results, and you will see it zoom in for a closer look. Ben and I often talk about the zoomable UI that Apple uses in their store (and many others) and how it makes shoppers feel like they can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am

3.8 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Yahoo! home page and YUI 3.0

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Nicholas C. Zakas has posted about a new Yahoo! home page that uses YUI 3.x. They are currently testing the new home page out, but having it use the latest and greatest dogfood on a web page as trafficked as the Y! home page is a big deal. Save a few bytes here or there Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am
1 Comment

4 rating from 33 votes