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October 2008

JS-Kit: Comments service

The Comments service provides a full-featured commenting engine for your web site. It is implemented as a lightweight widget and is incredibly easy to install on any static or dynamic web page.

September 2008

Aza’s Thoughts » Vote! How to Detect the Social Sites Your Visitors Use

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How does SocialHistory.js know? By using a cute information leak introduced by CSS. The browser colors visited links differently than non-visited links. All you have to do is load up a whole bunch of URLs for the most popular social bookmarking sites in an iframe and see which of those links are purple and which are blue. It’s not perfect (which, from a privacy perspective, is at least a little comforting) but it does get you 80% of the way there. The best/worst part is that this information leak probably won’t be plugged because it’s a fundamental feature of the browser.

unFocus Projects » History Keeper

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unFocus History Keeper is a JavaScript based library for managing browser history (back button) and providing support for deep linking for Flash and Ajax applications. Demos, examples, and sightings in the wild, coming soon. In the mean time, you can check out the example page in SVN or check out adcSTUDO for a demo. The test page contains a small silly JavaScript application that takes what you put in a confirmation box, and makes a history entry out of it.

December 2007

Pros and Cons of Rich Media Interactions -

Bill Scott, the former AJAX Evangelist for Yahoo, recently gave a talk about Rich media interaction - or more precisely the pros and cons of many the modern interaction methods that are being used in today's websites and web applications.