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  • XWisdom,

    I didn’t want to continue to post the farm publically, so here is my latest response to the AJAX thread:


    Actually X, I was just thinking about you when I popped over to another site.

    Over at http://backbase.com/index.php#0 they have an incredille idea of how to use AJAX for ecommerce. While of course I am currently figuring out how I can use that here at my current job, something else popped into my head....wouldn’t something similar to this be optimal for the new file explorer? Instead of using DOM (which I think you said may be overly bulky), couldn’t we use something simliar to this to allow tree maniuplation on the fly?

    Damn....this AJAX stuff seems like the future of UI. I’m going to have to get more into this if I know what’s good for me smiley

    - John
    • Quote from: SpeedStreet at Jun 06, 2005, 06:32 PM

      Over at http://backbase.com/index.php#0 they have an incredille idea of how to use AJAX for ecommerce.? While of course I am currently figuring out how I can use that here at my current job, something else popped into my head....wouldn’t something similar to this be optimal for the new file explorer?? Instead of using DOM (which I think you said may be overly bulky), couldn’t we use something simliar to this to allow tree maniuplation on the fly?
      - John

      Hi John,

      Yes we sure can add more Ajax stuff to the manager. The truth is that once we have cleaned up the interface and have moved over to the new platform we will be able to switch over to a fully Ajax enabled core. This however will require much planning and good design. One of the drawbacks with some Ajax design is that they do not allow of multiple connections to the server.

      The tree view explorer uses some form of Ajax technology in that it allows dynamic loading etc.

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      • I continue to waste my day at work looking up more AJAX stuff. A really interesting implementation that may give you all some insight into the UI is at:

        http://www.bloxor.com/bloxor.php
        • OMG !!! shocked shocked shocked

          This is what you called AJAX !!

          its really really very nice !!OMG OMG

          I heard the word Ajax, but not familiar with its meanings !

          speech less....

          zi
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          • Don’t know if anybody’s already mentioned this or not...

            http://cpaint.sourceforge.net/

            One example of use:

            http://www.broken-notebook.com/magnetic/

            Does anybody else see the drag-and-drop design potential in this sort of thing? Reminds me of creating table connections in MS Access 12 years ago!

            And this...

            http://www.broken-notebook.com/spell_checker/index.php
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            • Ooooh, I am SO proud of myself! Using the documentation from the CPaint project below, I just did my Very First AJAX application! On proud display on my home page! http://www.sottwell.com

              What’s that, you say? Now do something useful with it? Oh. Ummm... ok. Maybe tomorrow. wink
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              • Quote from: sottwell at Jun 22, 2005, 09:01 AM

                Ooooh, I am SO proud of myself! Using the documentation from the CPaint project below, I just did my Very First AJAX application! On proud display on my home page! http://www.sottwell.com

                What’s that, you say? Now do something useful with it? Oh. Ummm... ok. Maybe tomorrow. wink

                laugh nice work !!!

                i typed 3 in first box and 4 in second, hit the calculate button, and you know what !! shocked it gives me 7 in third box !! WOW

                well, Susan you are respectable to me really, but its little joke... hope you never mind wink

                regards,

                zi
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                • I would never have survived to this point if I were not able to laugh best at myself! cool

                  But I am pleased that I’m finally able to wrap my arthritic brain around this! It’s really neat! The CPAINT library makes it so easy! And studying it helps me understand what’s going on.

                  My goal is a paged database browser; view hundreds of rows of data 10 or 20 rows at a time without refreshing the whole page every time.

                  Okay, rthrash, ok, a nice nested category file browser thingy for DocMan. Unless I throw my computer out the window first.
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                  • Don’t throw that computer... I’m looking forward to nested categories smiley
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                    • Well, keep it in your prayers, then; the hard drive has been making little clicking noises for a while now. And getting real slow. I hope it holds out for a few more months; I’m supposed to come in to some money from a dead aunt and a great-uncle early next year, and I plan to do some upgrades on this puppy. Max it out on memory, put in one of those hot-shot IBM 7200 RPM laptop hard drives, and a new battery (doing good to get an hour of serious work out of it any more, used to do 4 - 41/2 hours!) Oh, well...I suppose it’s appropriate, creaky grandma with one foot in the grave and a creaky computer in the same condition wink
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