Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Coastr.com – the Social Guide to Beer

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Web20

There’s a new social networking site that brings a little Ajax into the mix and tries to link up beer drinkers (and their favorite places to go) – Coastr.com Coastr is an experiment in social networking for beer snobs (meant as a compliment, of course!). The basic idea is for you to create a list Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:54 pm

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

“Future of Web Apps” Podcasts

Category: Web20, Workshop

Carson Workshops has released MP3s for the “Future of Web Apps” workshop (via Phil Dawes), which means many pleasurable listening hours about Ajax and related topics. There are also a number of blog posts linked, including these detailed notes from Simon Willison. You’ll find eight MP3s, around 40 minutes each: Shaun Inman (Mint) Tom Coates Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:50 am

3.9 rating from 41 votes

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Google Web Editor – Rumour

Category: UI, Web20

Google is *rumoured* to be working on an Ajax web page editor: Google has a project codenamed trogdor, an ajax webpage editor for creating web pages. = geocities except with a javascript page creator. Google or not, an Ajax-style GeoCities makes sense. We’ve seen portal-like editors like Dobrado that make light work of page creation Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:05 am

2.9 rating from 579 votes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Ajax Case Study – Simple Validations Reduce Costs/Increase Usability

Category: Ajax, Usability, Web20

In a follow-up to his previous post, Jesper Rønn-Jensen looks yet again at business uses of Ajax technologies – specifically a “case study” looking at one of his recent usability issues. As a followup to my earlier post “AJAX performance stats, ROI, and business value“, I decided that I’d share with you some considerations on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:24 pm

3.6 rating from 31 votes

Dion Hinchcliffe’s Look at The Ajax Spectrum

Category: Ajax, Web20

Dion Hinchcliffe takes a look at the overall effect that Ajax is having on the way web development is happening. He pushes that, because of how easy Ajax (and related technologies) make it to create a “desktop app” style site, it’s fueling the growth of other types of growth towards the web. In these early Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:37 am

3.2 rating from 24 votes

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Max Kiesler’s List of Web 2.0/Ajax Widgets

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming, Web20

Max Kiesler has a new post on his blog that lists out some of the downloadable Web 2.0 and Ajax “widgets” that he’s found. They’re ones he’s used and checked to be “understandable by the average designer or developer”. It seems as though ever other day a new web 2.0 or AJAX widget comes to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:35 am

3.7 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

The Importance of a Good Beta

Category: Ajax, Editorial, Usability, Web20

We get a lot of submissions for beta sites to showcase their use of ajax. Michael has written a great post that should be required reading for anyone before they click “send” on that press release email. He stressed that you often only get one chance with the early adopters, so if you blow it Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 4:36 pm

3.9 rating from 57 votes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Paul Graham on Web 2.0 and Ajax

Category: Ajax, Google, Web20

Paul Graham’s latest essay on Web 2.0 is worth a read. He talks about the three componenents of web 2.0 – Ajax, democracy, and being good to your users. On Ajax: Basically, what “Ajax” means is “Javascript now works.” And on Microsoft’s slow reaction to the rise of Ajax and the resulting “leaked” memos: …the Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:29 am

3.5 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Web 2.0 Mashup Matrix

Category: Examples, Fun, Web20

ProgrammableWeb.com has a neat little matrix displaying all sorts of web 2.0 mashups when you hover over the intersection of two sites. For instance, hover over the intersection of Google Maps and Flickr and you’ll see geobloggers pop up. Hover where Google Maps meets itself, and you’ll see the sixty or so services built on Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:34 am
1 Comment

3.3 rating from 9 votes

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