Monday, May 5th, 2008

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Using YSlow for Performance Analysis

Category: Ajax, Tutorial

Kristopher William Zyp has written a post on how to use YSlow to analyze the performance of JavaScript applications. To understand what aspects of a Web application you need to improve, you must properly analyze the components of the application. This article looks at how you can use the Firebug extension to Firefox and the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:14 am

4.3 rating from 23 votes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Simple Save Message Using MooTools

Category: MooTools, Tutorial

It’s been awhile since we’ve put up an Ajaxian Featured Tutorial and so we’re going to get back into the swing of things with a nice, simple tutorial using MooTools. Giving users feedback during a “save” process is a very good idea. It allows the user to feel a sense of confidence that the site Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:54 am

2.5 rating from 48 votes

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Ajax for Chat

Category: Ajax, Prototype, Tutorial

Ever wanted to build a chat module for your application? Jack Herrington shows you how in this tutorial on the IBM Developerworks site. Learn to build a chat system into your Web application with Asynchronous JavaScriptâ„¢ + XML (Ajax) and PHP. Your customers can talk to you and to each other about the content of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:40 am

3.4 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: JavaScript Basics

Category: JavaScript, Tutorial

I have to say that at one point, I truly thought that JavaScript was using some type of “black magic”. Things such as closures really threw me for a loop and I was fortunate to have some good folks to walk me through some of the tougher concepts. Not everyone is as lucky and thankfully, Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

2.6 rating from 41 votes

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Slideshare Gallery Viewer, no API needed

Category: JavaScript, Tutorial

For developers, having an API available to access information from your favorite site is a good thing. It’s not always necessary, though, as shown by Christian Heilmann in his latest post. Christian walks us through the process of creating a Slideshare gallery using a simple RSS feed to grab the data: When I checked my Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:47 am

3.4 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: When is your page ready?

Category: JavaScript, Tutorial

In this tutorial, Patrick Hunlock takes us through a page’s ready states and shows how to write JavaScript code to determine when a page’s DOM elements are loaded and available: The problem with window.onload is that it assumes that no other script or library will want to attach an onload event of its own. And Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:00 am

2.1 rating from 55 votes

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Sun Labs Lively Kernel: Morphic UI for the Web (Self and Squeak)

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, Tutorial, UI

Sun Labs has released a new Lively Kernel project that takes the Morphic UI framework that Sun developed for Self, and implements it in JavaScript. This enables you to run the kernel and start interacting with the world. There is one world. Why did they do it? The Lively Kernel places a special emphasis on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am

3.3 rating from 61 votes

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: AutoCompleter 101

Category: Tutorial

Jamie Mcconnell has taken the age old classic Ajax autocompleter, and has created a simple tutorial using jQuery and PHP. Jamie takes time to explain the “why” as much as the “how”: < View plain text > javascript <script src="jquery-1.2.1.pack.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script type="text/javascript">   function lookup(inputString) {     if(inputString.length == 0) {       Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:27 am

3 rating from 42 votes

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Building a Flex DataGrid

Category: Adobe, Tutorial

Here’s the first entry in what we hope will become a regular feature on Ajaxian. The Ajaxian Featured Tutorial will feature a tutorial that we’ve found interesting and we think the community will enjoy. Now granted, we realize that not everyone will find it interesting and we’re okay with that. We want to spread the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:45 am

3.3 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

MooTools for the Rest of Us

Category: JavaScript, Screencast, Tutorial

Beauty in Design just released a tutorial screencast that goes over how to use various Mootools effects. The tutorial is called MooTools for the Rest of Us and it walks through using Mootools on the Joomla platform, another Web OS. The work is split up into: Lesson One – Ideas and Resources Lesson Two – Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:56 am

4.3 rating from 52 votes

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Blendy Backgrounds Explained

Category: CSS, Tutorial

Matthew O’neill wrote a tutorial on Super-Easy Blendy Backgrounds: Recently, while trying to implement a few different navigation ideas that a designer had thrown my way, I became frustrated with my weak image editing skills. The design was gradient-heavy, so a traditional approach to navigation markup and styling would require a dozen or so background-image Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am

3.2 rating from 49 votes

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

YUI Panel Tutorial

Category: Library, Tutorial, UI, Yahoo!

This tutorial is an excellent overview of the YUI panel control. Each of the seven section includes a description, a live example, and a code snippet. The YUI panel widget solves a lot of issues hand-rolled solutions doing the same thing have: You can allow the user to drag and drop the panel around to Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:31 am

3.7 rating from 111 votes

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

jQuery Magazine Started

Category: jQuery, Tutorial

Friendly competition amongst JavaScript libraries is a good thing, and some of the good folks in the jQuery community have created “Visual jQuery: The Magazine” in order to proselytize their framework and ideas. The first issue features an interview with jQuery creator John Resig, and contains a number of other interesting features. The tone of Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:46 am

4.2 rating from 64 votes

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

A Primer on Microsoft Atlas

Category: Atlas, Tutorial

So you’ve been reading up on the boatload of Ajax solutions out there and, with the countless number, it hard to keep track sometimes. A little while back, Microsoft tossed their own hat into the ring with Atlas, an offering to make life easier for ASP.NET users to get in on the Ajax fun. But Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:34 am

2.8 rating from 54 votes

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Simple Ajax Quiz using Atlas

Category: Atlas, Tutorial

Been wondering how to get Atlas and Ajax to play nicely together, but just don’t know how to get started? Well, this quick tutorial might be a good place to start. They show (complete with code) how to create a simple quiz for your site. As my first article on Code Project, I’d like to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 11:06 am

3 rating from 69 votes

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