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Until 3bubbles nobody has developed a way to tightly integrated chat into
the blogosphere naturally and specifically.

Blogs are communities based on communication — posts, comments,
cross-linking and trackbacks. The problem is that communication is slow.
3bubbles provides an alternative that is complementary to blogs by creating
real-time dialogue between blog readers and authors in a secure and
spam-free fashion

3bubbles unites chat and blogs to create real-time conversations in
the blogosphere.


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Mabber – Mobile Meebo ;)

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Mix open instant messaging protocol Jabber with mobile phones and you get Mabber,
a new product from a team based in Cologne, Germany. The team at Mabber
were early adopters of the Jabber protocol and with the lower mobile
data charges in their home country decided to develop an application
that would allow mobile users to communicate with each other using the
protocol, thus save on SMS costs.


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Google Pages – AJAX Web Page Creation Tool

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Google Page Creator is a free online tool that makes
it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages
in just minutes.

  • No technical knowledge required.
    Build high-quality web pages without having to learn HTML or use complex software.
  • What you see is what you’ll get.
    Edit your pages right in your browser, seeing exactly how your finished
    product will look every step along the way.
  • Don’t worry about hosting.
    Your web pages will live on your own site at http://yourgmailusername.googlepages.com

Google Page Creator is still in an early testing phase.


DWR – Direct Web Remoting

DWR reduces development time and the likelihood of errors by
providing commonly used functions and removing almost all of the
repetitive code normally associated with highly interactive web sites.

DWR is freely available as open source software.
It is straightforward to implement with extensive libraries, examples
and tutorials. Incorporating it into existing sites is simple as it
readily integrates with the most commonly used Java frameworks.



Dojo – AJAX Edition

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What is Dojo?

Dojo is the Open Source JavaScript toolkit that helps you build
serious applications in less time. It fills in the gaps where
JavaScript and browsers don’t go quite far enough, and gives you
powerful, portable, lightweight, and tested tools for constructing
dynamic interfaces. Dojo lets you prototype interactive widgets
quickly, animate transitions, and build Ajax requests with the most
powerful and easiest to use abstractions available. These
capabilities are built on top of a lightweight packaging system, so
you never have to figure out which order to request script files in
again. Dojo’s package system and optional build tools help you
develop quickly and optimize transparently.

Dojo also packs an easy to use widget system. From prototype to
deployment, Dojo widgets are HTML and CSS all the way. Best of all,
since Dojo is portable JavaScript to the core, your widgets can be
portable between HTML, SVG, and whatever else comes down the pike.
The web is changing, and Dojo can help you stay ahead.

Dojo makes professional web development better, easier, and faster.
In that order.




beta ReminderFeed

ReminderFeed is a FREE reminder service that delivers reminder messages right to your feed reader.

Simply fill out the form, then use the subscribe buttons.



Paul Graham on Web 2.0 and Ajax

Paul Graham’s latest essay on Web 2.0 is worth a read. He talks about the three componenents of web 2.0 – Ajax, democracy, and being good to your users.



Cross platform web site screenshots from Browsershots.org

Are you tired of wondering if your finely crafted interface will look correct in Safarai or the latest Konqueror on Linux? If so, check out browsershots. Just enter the URL you want screenshots for and it gets added to the queue. Check back (the delay is around a 12 hours lately) and you’re screenshots will be posted.



Just heard about songbird, which should be launching in December.

Whatever it is (client? Web app?), it looks like a music/podcast player of some sort and it’s certainly visually appealing. More (perhaps) on this later. You can sign up for Songbird announcements here.



Looks like Redwood City-based Zoozio will be the next horse in the AJAX desktop race.