Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ten Essential Ajax Scripts for Web Developers

Ajax Script is one of the most widely used languages across the globe for web development. It is simple, yet very powerful, and the number of ways that it can be used is almost limitless.

Ajax scripts to help web developers with direct download link. The following list includes Progress Bar, Ajax grid, Ajax Menus, Ajax Event Calendar, Ajax Tag Clouds, Ajax Image Transition etc

1. Simple JavaScript Progress Bar with CSS: WebAppers have created a simple JavaScript based Percentage Bar / Progress Bar which is inspired by Bare Naked App. Bare Naked App taught us how to display Percentage Bar with 2 images only by using CSS.

2. Sigma grid-Ajax grid for php java & .net: Written in pure JavaScript, Sigma Grid is an Ajax data grid for displaying and inline editing data in a scrollable and sortable table. IE 6.0+ \ FireFox 2.0+ \ Safari 3.0+ \ Opera9.0+ supported. Pure JavaScript codes, Seamless Integration with any server side solution, such as j2ee, .net, PHP, perl. Inline editing, keyboard data navigation, nested multi line headers, sortable and frozen columns.

3. Instant.js: If you're looking to add some interesting backgrounds, rotations and other effects to images, Instant.js might be just what you're looking for. The JavaScript degrades gracefully, so browsers who don't have JavaScript enabled won't notice a difference.

4. Phatfusion image menu: Phatfusion image menu is horizontal menu, reveals more of the image as you rollover it.

5. dhtmlxScheduler - Ajax Event Calendar: dhtmlxScheduler is a web-based event calendar which provides simple in-browser scheduling solution. With smooth Ajax-enabled interface dhtmlxScheduler allows users to add, modify or delete events without refreshing the web page.

6. DrasticCloud: DrasticCloud is a configurable tag cloud. The example on the left presents the mountains in the grid ordered and scaled by height. Mountain names in green have been climbed. Change the settings in the cloud menu to change the cloud.

7. AJAX Rating Stars: Based on the prototype.js JavaScript framework, these rating stars are really easy to implement on your website. They feature form field binding, JavaScript callback function support, and XML Http Request value sending (AJAX).

8. Ajax Image Transition Manager: The image transition manager is a JavaScript library based on scriptaculous and prototype. It supports several image transitions, such as fading, appearing, sliding, growing and shrinking. Because it uses the unobtrusive JavaScript technique, no inline JavaScript is needed and hyperlinks still function when JavaScript is disabled.

9. Sigma Visual Ajax builder: Sigma visual builder is web based tool for AJAX RIA application GUI rapid design and involved scripts programming. Do everything by drag & drop.

10. Smooth Counter: It's been a while, but a new piece of JavaScript is here to add some dynamics to your web-page. SmoothCounter is a script that enables you to count between 2 numbers (with a given precision) in a given period of time.