Thursday, May 19th, 2005

XHR Server Validation with DWR

Category: Java

Joe Walker, creator of DWR, has put up info on Ajax Validation with DWR. You can look at demo page, and a view source shows you how easy it is to add the JS: HTML Credit Card #: <input id=”cardnum” type=”text” onchange=”checkCardNum()”/> <span id=”cardnum-error” class=”error”></span> JavaScript <script type=’text/javascript’ src=’/dwr/dwr/interface/CreditCardValidator.js’></script> <script type=’text/javascript’ src=’/dwr/dwr/engine.js’></script> <script type=’text/javascript’ src=’/dwr/dwr/util.js’></script> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:32 pm
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

AjaxPatterns.org

Category: Ajax

Announcing a wiki on Ajax Patterns: This is an in-progress collection of AJAX patterns being collected and discovered by Michael Mahemoff, building on an initial draft published on my blog about two weeks ago. The patterns consist of: Architectural Patterns: auto-page refresh, unique URLs on events, predictive fetch, and client site cache Display Patterns: Age Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 pm
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2.8 rating from 6 votes

Example: Live Preview

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Usability

Jonathan Snook has re-thunk the old chesnut: Weblog comments. He has implemented a Live Preview option which uses the Yellow Fade Technique, and has a nice clean UI. A nice simple example, that also failsback gracefully.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:33 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Example: Dojo Grid Widget

Category: Ajax, Dojo, Examples, Toolkit, XmlHttpRequest

Scott Miles took the latest Dojo Toolkit, and built a new Grid Widget: It’s not much of a dataset, but the grid has sorting and in-place editing. The data is retrieved asynchronously from a PHP/MySql backend. I have an internal version which transparently writes edits back to the DB (which is kind of snazzy). Good Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:39 am
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3.3 rating from 93 votes

Ajaxian My Google! Prediction

Category: Ajax, Portal

Google has a tradition of reinventing a service that Yahoo! already has (Gmail, Maps). I would be willing to bet that GPortal is around the corner. How will Google be able to reinvent that bad boy? This is where Ajax comes in. Ajax finally delivers on the vision of the portal/portlets. None of the annoying Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am
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3.8 rating from 17 votes

Showcase: Quek Avatars

Category: Chat, Showcase

We have had requirements on community sites that we build chat functionality right into the site itself. Users that are online can chat, and if a group of people are reading a particular article, the users can be narrowed there. A dutch group has got a cross cutting avatar site, which lets people chat when Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:35 am
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3.4 rating from 14 votes

Accessible Ajax: Not leaving people behind

Category: Accessibility

Michael Moncur wrote about Ajax and excluded users, replying to our blog on the issues of having JavaScript enabled. My concern is not with users who turn off JavaScript (as we said), but we DO see the issue of leaving a group of people behind. It is already hard for people with special needs to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:20 am
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3.6 rating from 8 votes

Monday, May 16th, 2005

Showcase: JavaRSS.com

Category: Ajax, Java, Showcase, XmlHttpRequest

JavaRSS.com is an RSS aggregator, and has added a new “Ajax” option that a user can choose in settings. Their article discusses how they added support for Ajax to their site. By default, if you mouseover an RSS entry title, a tooltip pops up showing you a summary of the post, and the data was Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:19 pm
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Showcase: TiddlyWiki, a JavaScript Microcontent Wiki

Category: Showcase

TiddlyWiki is “an experimental MicroContent WikiWikiWeb built by JeremyRuston. It’s written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to run on any modern browser without needing any ServerSide logic. It allows anyone to create personal SelfContained hypertext documents that can be posted to any web server, sent by email or kept on a USB thumb drive to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Article: Fast Widget Authoring With Dojo

Category: Toolkit

Alex Russell of Dojo has written up a really nice article which details the task of creating widgets, using the Dojo toolkit as your framework. The task at hand, is the slideshow component that Alex used as the backdrop to his Ajax Summit talk, and HTML wise looks like: <table cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ border=”0″> <tr> <td Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Ajax Showcase: Amazon.com Diamond Search

Category: Ajax, Showcase

Amazon.com has put out an Ajaxian Diamond Search. It is a very cool, visual way of narrowing down search results. There are lots of sliders and levers to drag and pull all over the shop. It also has a nice clean way of showing the user what is going on (knowing that it is working Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 pm
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2.7 rating from 7 votes

Backbase comes out with new ajaxified home page, new demos, and whitepaper

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Toolkit

Backbase, a JavaScript RIA company, has been busy: New Home Page: They revamped their homepage to use Ajax all over the shop. You will notice a lot of “loading” rather than full page loads. They know they are taking Ajax to the extreme, and the jury is still out on what makes sense (having a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am
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2.8 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Mouseover DOM Inspector

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Our old friend at Agylen links to a tool that we sometimes need to remind people about, the Mouseover DOM inspector. Mouseover DOM Inspector v2.0.2 “The Mouseover DOM Inspector, or MODI for short, is a favelet (also known as a bookmarklet) that allows you to view and manipulate the DOM of a web page simply Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:15 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

XMLHttpRequest tracing for Ajax debugging via GreaseMonkey

Category: Ajax, Utility

Julien Couvreur has written a GreaseMonkey user script to: trace XMLHttpRequest calls in the javascript console. It logs the “open” and “send” calls, as well as the response status code and text. Its purpose is to help peek into Ajax applications, to learning or troubleshooting, without having to run a network sniffer. Here is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am
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3 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Ajax Summit: Wrap up

Category: Ajax

Well, the summit is over. Some people asked us going into the summit, “What exactly are you guys going to talk about? What is going to come out of the summit?” We couldn’t really answer that question then, and, now that’s over, we can’t answer it now, either. We definitely covered a lot of issues, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:56 pm
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Derek Powazek: Ajax is to traditional Web, what IM is to Email

Category: Ajax

Derek Powazek kindly tried to end a long conversation by stopping everyone digressing all over the shop. SAT wise: “Ajax is to traditional Web, what IM is to Email” Discuss.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:11 pm
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