Archive for the 'Ajax' Category

How to shorten long URLs in a user-input text by using TinyURL programmatically

TinyURL allows long URL to be shortened. In this example, I’d like to show how you can build a text form that contains text keyed in by a user, and sends to the server-side PHP to detect those overly long URLs and shorten them one by one by sending them to TinyURL service.

Before I proceed, I’d like to let you know that TinyURL has an API, which is as follows and it returns a single string only that is the tiny url which has been shortened from the given “url” parameter.

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Bookmarked: 70 useful ajax and javascript techniques

SmashingMagazine has published 70 useful ajax and javascript techniques, it’s a handy resource that I shall explore one by one later. There are many cool animated calendars, timelines, menus, tool tips, sliders built using ajax and javascript techniques.

Ajax language translation tool based on Google Ajax Language API

I’ve built a simple Ajax language translation tool based on the Google Ajax Language API. It’s pretty easy to build one by yourself, by going through some of the examples and documentations given on the Google API page.

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Google launches Google Code Lab, where you can find all Google APIs

Google has launched the Google Code Lab, a site where you can find all the links to the early stage of Google products. And currently they have over 60 APIs available, which you can use to build mash-up for your websites.

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Ajax, DHTML, CSS apps development tools to come to mobile phones

It’s definitely exciting to know that mobile phone applications can be developed using the languages that an Ajax or Javascript developer has been familiar with. The mobile phone industry has been having a number of makers starting creating OSes or platform that allows the development of mobile applications using DHTML, JavaScript, CSS and Ajax etc.

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Compress JavaScript to speed up download : The online compressor for YUI

When building AJAX dynamic web applications you’ll have to load lots of JavaScript libraries, one of them will be the YUI, (Yahoo UI), which has a whole bunch of handy library components that you can use for Ajax and DHTML web apps.

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Aptana PHP IDE integrates with Ajax, DHTML, JavaScript easy development

Aptana PHP development environment, an opensource free PHP development tool has been integrated with ease of development for Ajax and DHTML applications.

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Google Chrome fails some Ajax Apps ? It fails to load some Facebook apps


Google Chrome is supposed to work well with every single ajax-based applications. But surprisingly, it seems to fail loading some facebook apps. For example the Facbook Blog RSS Feed reader, it was taking extremely long time to load. And I assumed the page didn’t load at all. The page was loaded pretty fast on Firefox, which took less than few seconds.

Ask Alexia – the ajax search engine

I’ve developed great passion in developing applications in ajax since it was introduced a couple of years ago. And of course over the Internet now, they’ve been tons of ajax-based applications. And the only ajax app that I’ve got online is my own-developed Ask Alexia search engine

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Customize your own search engine on Google Chrome, I’ve added AskAlexia as the default search


One of the features on Google Chrome is to allow you to customize your own search engine to forward the search to when you type the search keywords on the address bar on top. Go to the little tool and then options, you’ll see the windows popped as follows:

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