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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Dominos: Changing the feedback model

Category: Flash, Showcase

I don’t know about you, but the idea of ordering food online has had promise, but often falls flat. When I lived in Boulder I would order from The Sink, but they would call you back and confirm the order, which kinda defeated the point. If you don’t get a call back though, then you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:43 am
16 Comments

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3.9 rating from 24 votes

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Audience Measurement Demo

Category: GWT, Showcase

Laurent Nicolas has created an analytics solution, using GWT, that tracks fine grain access from users on a page. It tracks: The time spent on the site in various areas Visibility: what was visible when Content: Know if an ad was seen There is also a nifty widget that allows you to shrink and grow Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:31 am
2 Comments

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3.8 rating from 27 votes

O’Reilly Maker

Category: Showcase

Kiichi Takeuchi has created a cheeky little site called O’Reilly Maker that let’s you create silly O’Reilly book covers in a live preview style using jQuery and Django. Surely, Tim will get these guys to rename (remember Web 2.0 conferences?). I am sure you can come up with funnier ones that I can, so add Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:44 am
11 Comments

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3.4 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Roxer: Simple web page creation and editing

Category: Dojo, RichTextWidget, Showcase

Jeremiah Grossman is known for his amazing Web security talks. Now though, along with Lex Arquette, he has come out with a Dojo powered project (using 1.0.2) Roxer which aims to be the easiest way to make a web page: Targeted mostly for novices, where with Roxer anyone can build just about any Web page Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am
9 Comments

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3.4 rating from 30 votes

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

CuePrompter: Javascript Teleprompter

Category: Showcase, UI

CuePrompter (via DownloadSquad) is an browser-based teleprompt tool. Cut-and-paste some or insert some text and the application will scroll it forward or back, at your desired speed. A variant of the Ajax e-reader concept. Peeking at the source, it’s been around since 2005. Implementation is small and straightforward. It works using a timer and manipulation Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:45 pm
3 Comments

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2 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Triggit: WYSIWYG Content Insertion Tool and Platform

Category: JavaScript, Showcase, UI, Utility

Triggit has created a very interesting tool. The problem they are trying to solve is that many people want to muck around with their websites, but don’t want to grok HTML. They want to integrate with services (mash them up in a manual one off way) such as insert their videos from YouTube, photos from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
7 Comments

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3.5 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Winter Holiday Christmas Lights

Category: Fun, Showcase, Sound

Scott Schiller redesigned his site for the holidays and I somehow missed it. He tends to experiment with JavaScript in this way, and this year is a great example: Move your mouse over the christmas lights (with headphones), and blow off some holiday stress! Smash -all- of the lights, and you will be.. rewarded. ;) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:28 am
2 Comments

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3.4 rating from 30 votes

Monday, January 14th, 2008

dojo.moj.oe: parody of script.aculo.us homepage in Dojo

Category: Dojo, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Peter Higgins had a little fun, and created a parody of the script.aculo.us home page: dojo.moj.oe. The site shows off the new easing code that Robert Penner contributed to Dojo: A small change in the Animation system to accommodate the inclusion of the entire set of Robert Penner‘s Flash easing functions to The Dojo Toolkit. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 59 votes

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Flemish Politics Election Center

Category: Showcase

We recently posted about the Ajax behind the election coverage on CNN in the states. We then heard from Bruno Braes, a developer who worked on other political Ajax fun over in Flanders, Belgium. This is a touch ironic since Belgium has been running without a new government for how many months now? :) Bruno Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:17 am
2 Comments

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3.6 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Tastebook: Rails Ajax Cookbook App

Category: Ajax, Flash, Rails, Showcase

I was at the PCWorld innovative product awards at CES last night, and ran into Tastebook, a site that allows you to build a personal cookbook from both online and your grandma’s recipes. The site is Rails based, and uses a mixture of JavaScript and Flash to get rich functionality such as a visual representation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am
2 Comments

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3.5 rating from 21 votes

CNN Politics Election Center

Category: Showcase

The primaries and caucuses are here, and people want their information. CNN has an Election Center to give you that information, and it has an Ajax flavour this year: < View plain text > HTML <script src="http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/.element/js/2.0/scripts/prototype.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/.element/js/2.0/scripts/scriptaculous.js?load=effects" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/.element/js/2.0/StorageManager.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/.element/js/2.0/csiManager.js"></script> <script src="http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/.element/js/2.0/main.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/.element/js/2.0/election/politicsSF.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/.element/js/2.0/election/electionCommon.js" type="text/javascript"></script> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am
5 Comments

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3.2 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Buxfer: Another Personal Finance 2.0 Site

Category: Gears, Prototype, Showcase

Buxfer is another personal finance site, a la Mint. Todd Ritter reports: Buxfer has a few interesting features that differentiate it from the others. While it offers auto-syncing of transaction information with your banks and credit cards, budgeting, and expense analysis, Buxfer also has three key characteristics: Shared Finances – Buxfer allows you to create Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:04 am
7 Comments

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3.6 rating from 27 votes

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Photophlow: Interactive Community Flickr

Category: Showcase

Photophlow is a rich interactive communication device around Flickr, created by Neil Berkman and striatic. Photophlow allows you to add Flickr streams to its chat rooms, so you can discuss away. It also integrates with Twitter. A view source shows both Prototype and Dojo under the hood, and the UI itself is quite rich. Comet Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:18 am
1 Comment

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3.6 rating from 12 votes

Bunkai: Dojo Interactive Workbench

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Peter Svensson is back in the online IDE business with a new interactive workbench called Bunkai. Peter formerly created JDA Composer which he claimed “tried to do too many things at once, and so it was hard to understand at first glance.” He setup apart things with a new goal: My goal is to create Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:52 am
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3.4 rating from 19 votes

Friday, January 4th, 2008

iDesktop: YouTube Viewer

Category: Showcase

iDesktop is an Ajax application that allows you to search and view YouTube videos. The viewer uses a stripped down Prototype, and a whole bunch of script to give you sliders that automatically change the layout to allow more or less content on the screen, menus, pagination, inline popups, and a lot more.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
1 Comment

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3.4 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Protagonize: Choose your own Web 2.0 Adventure

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Nick Bouton has released Protagonize, an online writers’ community dedicated to the (nearly) lost art of the adventure, a type of collaborative fiction. Once an author writes a story, others can post branches to that story in different directions. We chatted with Nick about the new site: What was your inspiration? Early forms of this Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:55 pm
2 Comments

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3.4 rating from 25 votes