Archive for April, 2006

Yahoo Mail beta

I just can't stop appreciating this Yahoo, for their newer version of yahoo mail beta. This whole interface is very slick, and I am jealous beyond belief at the skills of the folks who wrote this. This is simply a true example of AJAX interface. All new Yahoo! Mail beta’s interface looks just like Microsoft Outlook. They also claim that this new version boasts speed improvements that make it respond like local mail clients…. It was more like a local web client in your system, More to add is its tabbed interface, Yahoo calendar, support for RSS feeds, and yahoo Notepad support. Its looks more than a Mozilla Thunderbird webclient or an outlook express. 

Yahoo! is awesome!




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IIT CS guys…

Hmm this is one of the creativity of a student in IIT Kanpur,  Kudos to his sense of humour…




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Spell with flickr

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Spell with Flickr is an web-based services that lets you type in whatever you want, then goes to flickr and grabs pictures for each an every letter. Click on any letter to change the underlying graphic.

Spell with flick grabs images from Flickr (the One Letter and One Digit groups) and uses them to spell what you've typed in.

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10854576.jpgThis is the discussion going in our news group….

Some X:  I hate non-veggies there heads should be chopped off sameway as of poor chicks!!

Some Y:  By the same logic veggies should be mutilated and left to live till they regrow their limbs (like grains and vegetables) and theyshould be sujected to the same procedure relentlessly till they growold and then their bodies should be cut and ground to make paper and furniture.

This is more funny….. 

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Burger king

I Just can't get this add?


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Academic search for Live.com academic.live.com is launched. Academic search enables you to search for peer reviewed journal articles contained in journal publisher portals and on the web in locations like citeseer.

Academic search works with libraries and institutions to search and provide access to subscription content for their members.  It has several features designed to help you rapidly find the content you are searching for – including abstract previews via preview pane, sort and group by capability, and citation export.  Academic allows users to search through academic journlas in computer science, electrical engineering and physics. More subjects are supposed to be added over time “based on user feedback and demand”.

Is it something similar to Google Scholar? Well it looks like a little more than that with some cool features.

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What does an AJAX based website mean? it is often hard to know exactly what this means. Does the site perform asynchronous callbacks to the server? Does it re-render fresh data in-page? Or does it just manipulate the properties of existing DOM nodes? The above figure clarifies the distinct layers of Ajax proper.

Remoting Toolkit: The lowest level of Ajax helpers is a remoting toolkit. If you were tocreate your own toolkit, this would probably be where you started out: wrapping XMLHttpRequest with your own API to make life easier.

UI Toolkit: These are the JavaScript UI libraries. These give us the ability to use rich UI components andeffects out of the box, but differ in many ways.

Ajaxian Web Frameworks:  At the top of the tower are the web frameworks that are aware of Ajax.This is a growing group, and covers all of the platforms. All the major players are represented: Java, .NET, Ruby, PHP, Python, Perl, etc. Once again, the various frameworks offer different models for how you can work with them in an Ajaxian world.

Good explanation given in Pragmatic Ajax

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