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TheBroth.com – global collaborative tiles October 10, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, Ajax websites, Collaboration.

We’ve received info from TheBroth.com and went to check it out. And it’s fun!


People from around the world come and set the tiles to reproduce the original image from many small tiles. The tiles themself are easily moved around using mouse cursor and the Ajax magic. If you mess to much, you get the warning!



Pollpub.com – make your own polls October 10, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, Votes + Polls.


With some nice Ajax touches, flashy web 2.0 graphics and true ease of use (I’ve managed to create my poll in roughly 30 seconds), PollPub.com will appeal to all the web polls freaks out there 🙂

digg spy – live digg update on ajax January 22, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, digg.
digg spy

digg combines social bookmarking, editorial website and RSS news aggregator in one. The best thing about it is its’ homepage with digging news – and the only people that decide if somethings rocks or not are the users themselves.

Now digg adds something calles digg spy – a tool allowing you to see live updates and promotions of news posted to digg.com instantly using Ajax technology!

Another web desktop January 22, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in framework, Javascript, PHP.
Pageflakes - new Ajax web desktop

Pageflakes makes another aim at a thing called ‘web desktop’ – a place to gather your email, RSS feeds, latest news of your interest and other stuff. Two most notable examples of web desktops are Google Personalized Homepage and Microsoft Start.com.

Pageflakes like most of the Ajax Desktops, features RSS reading, email checking, note taking, searching, etc.
It also provides a developer API to allow third party module-creation. It’s still in very early developer release (pre-alpha), and that may be the reason why it only supports IE. Sheesh…

dPolls.com – Voting on Ajax January 22, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, Votes + Polls.
dPolls.com - voting online

dPolls released a website containing nothing but polls. They’re ajax-powered, so giving your vote feels very interactive, along with the progress bar and nicely drawn graphics. You can set up poll on almost any topic, and best of all it’s actually free for everyone!

Here’s what the creators had to say about it:

dPolls.com is website dedicated to providing the best online polling experience avaiable. Make your opinion heared by voting to any poll you’d like.
Let other people know what you think, and find out if people think the same as you.
Want to get an opinion about an issue that’s importent to you? Create your own poll and start getting other people opinions. You can create a poll in just about any subject you can think of.

dPolls.com is totally free! Every service that our site offers is free of charge.
Vote to a poll, create a poll, link a poll to your site – it’s all free!

We try to make our site as user friendly as it can be. We think that ease of use is a very important factor in the appeal of a site to its users.
dPolls was published in 2005 with the aim to create the largest repository of opinions around the world.

Happy birthday Ta-Da List! You’re now 1 year old! January 21, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, ruby on rails.
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Ta-Da List

From the makers of the great todo app:

Ta-da List, the web’s simplest to-do list maker, turns 1 today (here’s the post that launched it)! Ta-da was the second product we launched (the first was Basecamp which we launched in Feb of 2004).

So far over 1,200,000 to-do items have been added to Ta-da. Check out 25 random public lists to see how some people are using it.

Thanks to everyone who uses Ta-da! We hope you continue to find it valuable.

jQuery: new lightweight javascript library January 21, 2006

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John Resig, the man behind RSS to JSON and lots of other great Javascript projects, came up with a Javascript framework that’s light, fast and elegant as well.

jQuery is a Javascript library that takes this motto to heart: Writing Javascript code should be fun. jQuery acheives this goal by taking common, repetitive, tasks, stripping out all the unnecessary markup, and leaving them short, smart and understandable. A quick example:


Quick Facts:

  • jQuery supports CSS 1-3 and basic XPath.
  • jQuery is about 10kb in size.
  • jQuery works in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

Dojo 0.2.2 released January 19, 2006

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The excellent Ajax framework/library dojo has just released version 0.2.2. Dojo is the Open Source JavaScript toolkit that helps you build serious applications in less time.

It fills in the gaps where JavaScript and browsers don’t go quite far enough, and gives you powerful, portable, lightweight, and tested tools for constructing dynamic interfaces. Dojo lets you prototype interactive widgets quickly, animate transitions, and build Ajax requests with the most powerful and easiest to use abstractions available. These capabilities are built on top of a lightweight packaging system, so you never have to figure out which order to request script files in again. Dojo’s package system and optional build tools help you develop quickly and optimize transparently.

View the dojo timeline and list of changes.

Collaborative page highlighting: Wizlite January 17, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, Collaboration, Javascript, tagging.
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Alex Kirk, guy behing bookmarklet manager blummy, announced a new piece of software that came from his hand. It’s called Wizlite and basically it’s a web marker allowing you to mark parts of text that’s particularly of any interest to you.

Wizlite toolbar

It comes as either a bookmarklet of a firefox extension. When you set up the account at wizlite.com, you can then save your marked snippets for later, e.g. while doing a research on a certain subject. But wait – there’s more! What’s even cooler – by creating groups of folks you are able to share your findings. TADA! Collaborative it really is!


Regular Expression evaluation tool January 16, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, Javascript, PHP, Regular expressions.

I just stumbled upon rexv.org, which looks like the swiss army knife of online reg ex tools. It is somewhat limited to PHP (PCRE and Posix) and Javascript RX implementations, but still these tend to be among most popular. You can set all the bits and pieces yourself using checkboxes to modify the nature of constructed rx – the options include greediness, case-sensitivity, new lines and unicode. (more…)