Windows Live Local – Virtual Earth

March 1, 2006 at 4:03 pm

Microsoft has released their Windows Live Local preview. You can drag the car around the map and see a first-person view of the street. Although the technology is cool, this is a very bizarre takeoff of Google Earth. The user has the option of choosing between a race car, a sports car, and walking. And what’s with the Xbox controller resting on the sports car’s dash?

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Yahoo! Mail Beta

December 7, 2005 at 9:21 am

Yahoo! Mail is offering a beta test of their new email system and it is awesome. This is by far the best free online email management I’ve seen. The new AJAX interface looks and feels like a real application, the design is clean, and the controls are very clear. This may be the deciding factor in choosing which free email account to use when considering Hotmail, Yahoo!, and Google.

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Particletree – 4 Layers of Separation

October 18, 2005 at 11:56 am

Particletree’s Ryan Campbell offers up the 4th layer of separation for web development. The predominant thinking has been three layers of separation: structural, presentational, and behavioral – completely ignoring the 4th layer: data. This is a very important article to read if you are a serious web developer. Through the use of XSLT, developers are now able to supply the data in any form they wish. Structured data makes web development simpler on the front end, since we no longer care how the data is stored on the backend, and XSLT takes care of the rest. Ryan also offers some links to more information on the subject, and illustrates how Google uses this approach in its AJAX applications.

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Netvibes

September 20, 2005 at 5:07 pm

Check out Netvibes! It’s still in beta development, but I love the simple AJAX design. This is just like Google’s personalized page or a My Yahoo! page. I wonder how many more of these dashboard-like pages we’re going to see in the near future.

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AJAX

July 25, 2005 at 10:12 am

Take a look at Google Maps. Want to know how they did that? Through a combination of Dynamic HTML and XML, developers now have a new technique to develop sophisticated web applications. Find out more at AJAX Matters.

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