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#41 Gast

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:17 AM

So what is the deal on this? When will we start working on AJAXFreaks??? I am excited.

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So what is the deal on this? When will we start working on AJAXFreaks??? I am excited.

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I think most people, like myself, are taking the time to familiarise themselves with AJAX so that when the site is built we will actually be able to help people. Also, I don't know why but I see AJAXFreaks.com being a dark red colour for some reason, but that is up to phpfreak and the other guys!

About AJAX: I have started to look into it, but after reading and looking through the standard setup (which at first looked scary) of setting up the XMLHttpRequest object in JavaScript it doesnt seem that hard. With the aid of a few tutorials I managed to make a form that when you put in a US zip code it automatically fills the two other input fields with the name of the city and area code as well as a drop down menu that will instantly change the content of a <div> tag.

For people interested, check out these websites:
http://www.webpastie...xmlHttpRequest/
http://www.phpbuilde...mi20050606.php3 (Part 1)
http://www.phpbuilde...mi20050613.php3 (Part 2)
http://developer.moz...rg/en/docs/AJAX

Let me know of any other sites, guys!
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Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:11 PM

I don't know about you, but I'm already doing a bunch of research and putting it in my applications.

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#43 ober

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:14 PM

Gast, just a note about those sites:

The phpbuilder tutorial is excellent and very straight-forward, but they use some pretty sloppy javascript that will leave you without a http object if people are spoofing their browser type. The code for creating the http object should be taken from the webpasties site.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 02:54 PM

The best introduction tutorial I have seen is the one from apple.
http://developer.app...xmlhttpreq.html

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:01 PM

I can do my best to contribute to this as well. I've experimented with AJAX a fair bit last fall, and there are so many possibilities. It's just hard convincing people it's value up front. Gmail makes a great place to show AJAX in action, and Yahoo's next web-based email client uses loads of it.

The best introduction tutorial I have seen is the one from apple.
http://developer.app...xmlhttpreq.html

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:30 PM

I don't know much about red seeing as how apachefreaks uses red. I would almost say perhaps a type of blue. PHPFreaks has white background, MySQLFreaks has orange, ApahceFreaks has red, LinuxForums has grey, and AJAXFreaks could have blue.

#47 Gast

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:03 AM

Hmm I see what you mean, how about green? None of the Web Freaks sites use green...(just a suggestion, phpfreak)
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:07 PM

I have been playing with AJAX and php for the past few weeks. I love it. I am willing to help out if you need some more help on this. I will of course help spread the word of the site if anything. But I will help out more if you need me.

#49 Gast

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:30 PM

The buzzword is out. AJAX. I've seen it, you've probably seen it, but it's going to be in our faces before we know it! A method to combine practically all of our favorite programming languages together to make some killer web applications.

We registered ajaxfreaks.com about two weeks ago and we're planning to build a site just like phpfreaks.com but for AJAX.

Who's interested in helping build some of the intial tutorials / content? If you are post here and let's plan something out.

We can more than likely just copy phpfreaks, change some of the look and code and have AJAXFreaks.com!  We've got some ideas to tie the communities together, so let us know what you think.

I'm interested to hear what you have to say. I honestly think AJAX is going to be the next BOOM on the internet.

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BTW, Eric, I know you said that you could just copy PHPFreaks, but if you are willing to let people help with the design I would be happy to help. Also, wouldnt it be a good idea to use some AJAX on the actual site? :)
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 03:22 PM

Hello, im Execute, and i been a great fan of phpfreaks.com and i have been programming AJAX for some time now, and had to deal with numerous AJAX problems, i own DesignPlanet.biz (It is VERY new just like AJAXfreaks.com) you can check that website out. IT is AN AJAX website, with everything done in AJAX, (almost everything). It shows numerous examples of AJAX, and i make tutorials about it too. IF you guys are starting
AJAXfreaks.com i would love to write tutorials for you guys with the experience i have, however I would appreciate some affiliate links or "sponsor" type things in AJAXfreaks, and would write a whole bunch of tutorials about AJAX, including uploading, POST, GET, iframe, and many other AJAX related issues :D

Tell me if you're interested :D
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#51 obsidian

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 03:47 PM

i'm with gast on this one... i was also thinking a green theme would be nice for a change. i like the idea of having a different color scheme for each major differentiation of the web freaks... although since it's tied so closely to PHP, it wouldn't hurt to have it blue, either .
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#52 Gast

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:15 PM

i'm with gast on this one... i was also thinking a green theme would be nice for a change. i like the idea of having a different color scheme for each major differentiation of the web freaks... although since it's tied so closely to PHP, it wouldn't hurt to have it blue, either .

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Don't know if Eric has noticed this yet, but I am sure he will.

BTW, guys. Me and obsidian are working on a project and are thinking of using AJAX. We have already used some stuff, but one of the things we are thinking of doing is a sort of shopping system (it isnt an e-commerce website, btw) with ajax that will fade out products you cannot afford and add to your cart, update your money, all without reloading the page.
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Simple Introduction to AJAX and XMLHttpRequest
Creating Live Data with AJAX Making a Google Suggest like application

#53 Kris

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:03 PM

Isn't The Web Freaks site colour-coded green? What are your thoughts on Pink?

#54 obsidian

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:08 PM

Isn't The Web Freaks site colour-coded green? What are your thoughts on Pink?

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ugh... not a big fan of pink... i would not mind an earth-tones site at all, though... browns and tans can look very good. especially if they're highlited with maroon or another rich color.
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#55 Kris

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:13 PM

I guess sarcasm doesn't work well in forums... Yeah earthy colours are very nice if exectued well.

#56 coldkill

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 09:25 PM

Sounds cool. But from what ive seen it doesnt include my favourite language (pun unintentional). Id like to help with tutorials etc.


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#57 ober

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 03:56 PM

For anyone interested in some light reading... here's some links I found today:

[a href=\"http://dhtmlnirvana.com/ajax/ajax_tutorial/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://dhtmlnirvana.com/ajax/ajax_tutorial/[/a]
[a href=\"http://rajshekhar.net/blog/archives/85-Rasmus-30-second-AJAX-Tutorial.html\" target=\"_blank\"]http://rajshekhar.net/blog/archives/85-Ras...X-Tutorial.html[/a]
[a href=\"http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/AJAX:Getting_Started\" target=\"_blank\"]http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/AJAX:Getting_Started[/a]
[a href=\"http://www.sitepoint.com/article/remote-scripting-ajax\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.sitepoint.com/article/remote-scripting-ajax[/a]
[a href=\"http://ajaxpatterns.org/Ajax_Examples\" target=\"_blank\"]http://ajaxpatterns.org/Ajax_Examples[/a]
[a href=\"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX\" target=\"_blank\"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX[/a]
[a href=\"http://www.developerfusion.co.uk/show/4704/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.developerfusion.co.uk/show/4704/[/a]
[a href=\"http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/AJAX/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/AJAX/[/a]
[a href=\"http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/06/09/rails_ajax.html\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/06...rails_ajax.html[/a]
[a href=\"http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000385.php\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/e...ives/000385.php[/a]

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:26 PM

This is just something that I am wondering about in AJAX. I know how to change stuff dynamically using AJAX without reloading the page, but I understand that you can get stuff to change dynamically automatically without you having to do anything.

As far as I know you have to trigger on one of the javascript event handlers (onload, onclick, onmouseover, etc.) So how can this happen? Any ideas?
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Creating Live Data with AJAX Making a Google Suggest like application

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:49 PM

I'm just guessing here, but wouldn't you be able to put some kind of timer going, and when it hits a certain time, have it do something? I don't really see the advantage of being able to do something with no interaction from the user, unless it's time-based.
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#60 coldkill

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 08:51 PM

You can do it time based. Someone posted about it but he couldnt get it to keep going like every second etc etc.


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