Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Ajax May Undermine Web Advertising, Analytics Models

Category: Editorial

The marketing/ad folk are getting worried again in: Ajax May Undermine Web Advertising, Analytics Models. Sure the web “page” may change a little. This doesn’t mean that you can’t advertise anymore though! You can tie into events and change ads based on inner page changing hooks. And, hopefully we won’t see sets of pages all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:02 am
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2.9 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Digg Auto Refresh

Category: Showcase

Digg has an ajaxian new page that auto refreshes, and uses the Fade Anything Technique to show you which entries are new… although the fade is too bloody fast. It would better to show different backgrounds to tell what got loaded each time. It would also be nice to have a standard refresh timeout that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:54 pm
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3.6 rating from 18 votes

Faster DHTML in 12 Steps

Category: Articles

MSDN has recurrected an old favourite, Faster DHTML in 12 Steps. The article talks about: Batch Your DHTML Changes Talk to Your innerText Use the DOM to Add Individual Elements Expand Your Options in a SELECT Element Use the DOM to Update Tables Write Once, Use Many Times Don’t Be Too Dynamic with Your Properties Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:30 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

Web Standards Project (WaSP) creates JavaScript Task Forces

Category: Editorial

David Flanagan has pointed us to the fact that WaSP has recently announced the launch of the DOM Scripting Task Force “to promote “unobtrusive” JavaScript programming using the W3C DOM”. Manifesto Definitions Unobtrusive JavaScript at work David also discusses JavaScript Closures and the scope chain…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:36 am
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3.3 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

HoverSearch()

Category: Showcase

HoverSearch() offers a script which allows hover transparent divs that show up, and can access web services asynchronously via Ajax to show context information.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 am
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3.1 rating from 10 votes

Ajaxed: Suggest Component Offered

Category: Component, LiveSearch, Showcase

A new site, Ajaxed.com, gives you the ability to customize a Google Suggest-like ajaxian component for your use. It will be interesting to see their next components are.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 am
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3 rating from 15 votes

Monday, July 18th, 2005

ServerSideWiki: TiddlyWiki + Rails

Category: Showcase

Jake Tracey pointed us to ServerSideWiki, which is Josh Goebel’s example of taking the client-side, wicked cool TiddlyWiki, and giving it a server-side component. He happens to use Rails.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:20 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Making sure that crawlers like Google can grok your Ajaxian apps

Category: Editorial

Some of the concerns that you have when you build an Ajaxian application revolve around usability, and accessability. One item that I worry about is how crawlers like Google can keep up with the changes. Google is used to thinking that one URL == one page to index. These days that isn’t always the case. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:10 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Harry Potter: Tom Riddle’s Magical Diary Comes to Life with Ajax

Category: Chat, Showcase

Wael Chatila has done the coolest Ajaxian Harry Potter application to date :) Wael implemented a magical diary, inspired by the magical diary in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” using a chatbot, Ajax and some cool scripting :) How about that for an ode to the new book coming out this weekend? Type Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:24 am
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4.4 rating from 124 votes

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Update User’s Session with Ajax

Category: Examples

Eric Pascarello has written both a JSP and ASP backed version of a user session tracker using Ajax. His aim, is to enable users not to get timed out. His article goes through the Ajaxian code, and both server side pieces.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:47 pm
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2.7 rating from 9 votes

Ajax .NET DropDownList Component

Category: .NET, Component

Enrico Elizar Samuel has created an Ajaxian .NET DropDownList component. This custom DropdownList utilizes Ajax to populate its content and implements the Observer pattern to participate in dependent dropdownlist chains. This article discusses the usage, and development of this component. Download the demo project / source code

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:38 pm
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3 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Integrating Flash with HTML, JavaScript and Ajax

Category: Articles

Ben and I are strong believers that Flash is great for the Ajaxian toolbox. Christian Cantrell, and Mike Chambers, gave a presentation at FlashForward in New York City, discusing how to have Flash and JS work together. They talk about the Flash / JavaScript Integration Kit, and using it: Installation Calling an ActionScript function from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:56 pm
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3.3 rating from 7 votes

Creative Commons get Ajaxian

Category: Showcase

Nathan Yergler released wpLicense 0.5, which is a nice ajaxian application for selecting CC licenses. This release also adds a new configuration option: “Include license badge in default footerâ€?. If you use the default WordPress theme (or probably 90% of the other themes out there that call wpfooter(); ), checking this saves you the hassle Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 pm
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Hotmail Next Generation: Kanukah

Category: Showcase

We have mentioned GMail, and Yahoo! Mail/Offpost. Now it is time for Hotmail to get into the Ajax action. The Hotmail team announced a new style with a preview pane, automatic inbox refreshing, drag and drop support, and real time email notification. Hotmail next Generation: Kanukah Microsoft Testing New Hotmail Hotmail improvements on the way

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:47 pm
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4 rating from 24 votes

DWR and asynchronous ordering: DWREngine.setOrdered(true)

Category: JavaScript

Joe Walker (of DWR) has replied to the various comments on the A in Ajax. Joe shows how simple it is to not get burned in DWR: The secret sauce is DWREngine.setOrdered(true). Which does what it says on the tin – makes sure that we don’t dispatch a new Ajax call until the last one Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm
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3.5 rating from 14 votes

Dojo Package System Explained

Category: Dojo, Editorial

The Dojo Toolkit is a very mature piece of JavaScript. One of the interesting pieces is the package system which has been explained by Dylan Schiemann The packaging system allows you to list a single script include file, which will then find and fetch packages as they are needed for your application, from the Dojo Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:45 am
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3.5 rating from 12 votes