Archive for the ‘JavaScript’ Category

The Power of JavaScript Favelets

Posted on January 27th, 2008 in Featured, JavaScript, Tutorials | 5 Comments »

Favelets are bookmarks which contain JavaScript code. The code is used in many forms either for fun purposes or for reducing routine tasks. In present times, you won’t require favelets much since browser’s have got upgraded to include plugins or come with inbuilt features. But still, if you are stuck with a browser which does not have such features or plugin facilities then favelets can be your saviour.


A couple of days ago I was in such a situation. I am addicted to Firefox and already have a lot of plugins which increase my productivity. But in those couple of days, I was left with the dreadful Internet Explorer 6.0. Life became more difficult for me when I found myself opening up the Google homepage every time I wanted to search something. I did not have the rights to download the Google toolbar. But since I knew about Favelets I quickly made some and later found that even getting stuck with IE 6.0 did not matter any more.

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Ajax Exposed – Myth and Reality

Posted on April 29th, 2007 in Ajax, JavaScript, Web 2.0 | 3 Comments »

Ajax, from its onset, has seen many debates and discussions which not only have helped it flourish even more in its overall popularity but also have made it gain world wide acceptance and more standardized approach. However, there are still a lot of myths associated with Ajax and many of them have come out through discussions in forums and through the blogosphere. This article tries to relate all of them and recall their origin and the realities attached behind the scenes.

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Optimal use of Ajax – use Ajax the smart way

Posted on April 10th, 2007 in Ajax, Concepts, JavaScript | 3 Comments »

Web 2.0 is the thing that can make your site stand out from the hoard of web sites springing up day by day. But are they efficient enough to make a big impression? You need to analyze on some common principles to make the best impression. These principles make you use it in the smart way! Web 2.0 today dominates mostly in the usage of Ajax today. I had written on how to go about choosing the right framework and the different types of frameworks which are available to you to join the web 2.0 league. Today let’s see how can you can use Web 2.0 features in the smart manner because the smartness will inspire others to work efficiently as well.

Looking at the features of Ajax that hundreds of frameworks today provide, you might get sometimes tempted to use them all. Its pleasing when the user interface is more interactive and more user friendly at the same time attractive. To make these you have to use the framework which provides such eye candy. But before you decide on a particular you must have these things in mind.

  1. Size of the total number of JavaScript pages
  2. Check for frameworks or API for memory leaks
  3. Don’t bloat your code
  4. Use interactivity only where required
  5. Don’t try to use Ajax where bookmarking is heavily used
  6. Test your Ajax code properly

Let’s see each one in detail. Read the rest of this entry »

Ajax Frameworks – Server side versus Client side

Posted on March 27th, 2007 in Ajax, JavaScript | 5 Comments »

The advent of Ajax has brought about a lot of frameworks to the bill board, all boasting about their inept qualities in providing you the best from the rest. But how would you go about choosing a right kind of framework for your application.

In order to make things simple, the overall horde of Ajax frameworks can be classified into two major leagues:

  1. Server Side Framework
  2. Client Side Frameworks

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5 tips to use Ajax in the proper way

Posted on March 21st, 2007 in Ajax, JavaScript | 1 Comment »

Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript with XML) is used to provide a rich user interface, which allows the users to browse through a second component of a web page while the page fetches some data from some server for the first component. This type of request is called as an asynchronous request and it makes a web application more user-friendly since the request made does not block the user from doing other activities in the page. Read the rest of this entry »