Monday, August 8th, 2005

Ajaxian Div Expansion in Drupal

Category: Examples

This recent drupal demo shows the example of having a small summary div, and then expanding it via a server-side request to get the full monty. It also shows backwards compatibiliy via the URLs that are used (i.e. you can hit the nodes URL to get the full page too) See the demo

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:57 am
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LiveJournal Ajaxian Image Script

Category: Showcase

Michael Bommarito has created an AJAX-powered script to display the latest images from LiveJournal posts. It periodically updates, intelligently transferring only those images new for the specific client, and provides an interface to start, stop, and clear updates. Furthermore, the script directly interfaces with the LJ XML-RPC server to allow direct posting of images with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 am
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Friday, August 5th, 2005

Midnight Coders release WebORB

Category: Toolkit

The Midnight Coders have released a new product enabling development and client/server connectivity for AJAX and Flash applications. WebORB is available for both Java and .NET environments. Release Notes WebORB includes a client-side library called Rich Client System. The Rich Client System uses the AJAX approach and provides a simple one-line api to bind to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:46 am
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JWChat: Jabber Web Chat

Category: Chat, Showcase

In the YAChat category, we have a Jabber Web Chat: JWChat: JWChat aims to be a full featured, web based Jabber client. It uses only JavaScript and HTML on the client-side. Currently it supports basic jabber instant messaging, roster management and muc-based groupchats. JWChat is an advanced instant messenger (IM) just like AIM, MSN Messenger, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 am
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Thursday, August 4th, 2005

MochiKit 0.70 Released

Category: Toolkit

Bob Ippolito has released MockiKit 0.70: New Features This release includes a new example, a bunch of new features, a minor API change, and some bug fixes. Spiffy new example: Ajax Tables, which is an extension of the Sortable Tables from Scratch example that loads data with XMLHttpRequest (in either JSON or XML format!). Thanks Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:30 am
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Ajax OPML Generator

Category: Showcase

Michael Bommarito has taken a traditional OPML generator, and built an Ajaxian version. Here is an example that works with your bloglines account: Why AJAX? Because the OPML file is generated by JavaScript, avoiding the transmission of your password for interception or storage. When atrustheotaku wakes up, he’ll hopefully put our two parts together into Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am
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FacesClient Components Developer’s Guide

Category: Component, Toolkit

IBM has released a new version of FacesClient Components (formerly called the Odyssey Browser Framework) based on JSF technology, offering Ajaxian components. FacesClient Components Developer’s Guide (second edition) Download PDF guide Flash Demos Would be nice if they just had some simple online demos…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am
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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Current TV: A Bit of Fun

Category: Showcase

Current TV is trying to change the TV world. I noticed a non-functional, but kinda fun piece of interactivity. The tag-line under Current.tv changes, and allows you, the user, to choose one via the “Edit Me” and “Save” buttons. You simply click in the text and change away… a la editable div, although this is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am
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Ajaxian QDF Interfaces

Category: Articles

Josh Reed has written a piece in which he gives “you an idea of some of the things that can be accomplished via AJAX to create highly interactive interfaces”. He goes into detail on how he wrote Ajaxian QDF Interfaces: For the QDF interfaces, I needed to composite content from multiple locations into a single, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 am
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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Drupal adds Ajaxian Chat Module

Category: Chat, Showcase

The popular open source content management platform Drupal, has started to get Ajaxian. They just released an Ajaxian chat module. The code exists here.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:12 am
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Webservices and Ajax.NET

Category: .NET

A lot if happening in the .NET world wrt Ajax. The Ajax.NET framework has added the ability to get Ajax working against Webservices where the code can’t (or you don’t want it to…) be changed. <html> <head> <script language=”text/javascript” src=”demoservice.asmx?AJAX”></script> </head> <body> <script language=”text/javascript”> var x = DemoService.ServerAdd(5, 6); alert(x.value); </script> </body> </html>

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am
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Gregarius: Ajaxian Feed Aggregator

Category: Showcase

Gregarius is a web-based RSS/RDF/ATOM feed aggregator, designed to run on your web server, allowing you to access your news sources from wherever you want. Completely web-based (runs on your web server) Simple, password-protected, administration and configuration AJAX powered item tagging Full-text search Committed to web standards: renders XHTML/CSS, supports OPML Gregarius is FREE software Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:08 am
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Monday, August 1st, 2005

JavaScript and Screenreaders

Category: Accessibility

We are all worried about what happens in an Ajaxian world, for folks that use screen readers and the like. The DOM Scripting Task Force is worried too: What do you get when you cross JavaScript with a screen reader? Exactly. We don’t know. We often hear people say things like “I assume screen readers Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:37 am
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IE 7 Reviews

Category: Browsers, Google, IE

Joe Walker of DWR has written about IE 7 reviews: Mezzoblue looks into the CSS bugs, which don’t appear to be fixed Can you run IE 7 and previous versions? The Register thinks IE 7 got naughty with Google/Y!. Scoble gets even, and IE Blog responds IE 7 Announcement Mozilla: IE 7 to boost Firefox Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am
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Automatic testing of your web pages with JavaScript

Category: Toolkit

We have talked about Selenium (cure to Mercury ;), and JsUnit. Jon Tirsen (ThoughtWorker) has a nice proof of concept that has been added to scriptaculous. This Firefox enabled addition allows for automatic testing of your web pages with JavaScript: new Test.Unit.Runner({ test_InPlaceEditor: function() { with(this) { inPlaceEditor = new Ajax.InPlaceEditor($(‘tobeedited’), ‘inplaceeditor_result.html’); Event.simulateEvent(‘tobeedited’,’mouseover’); assertEqual(“rgb(238, 238, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
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Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Deep Linking Continued: Backbase Article

Category: Articles

We’ve linked to Backbase before; those guys have some awesome Ajax demos. One of brains behind the site, Jeremy Hartley, has recently written an article on the subject of “Deep Linking”; or, in other words, how to get spiders to properly index an Ajax page. The article identifies three different strategies: Backbase has identified the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:05 am
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