PHP, JSON and JavaScript usage

June 14, 2009


Today i want to introduce you to jSON (JavaScript Object Notation), in short, it is a simple format designed to exchange data between different programming languages. I will show you how to create JavaScript object, convert it to JSON string, and send to PHP script, which will decode jSON string to readable format (for PHP). But that’s not all, PHP script will create it’s own data object encode it to jSON string and send it back. All communication between JavaScript and PHP will be done thru AJAX.

AJAX Lessons –

June 3, 2009


I saw this site while I was in the hunt for creating a live AJAX page. That is, a page where it gets updated “asynchronously” by user data. The site has different workshops for AJAX applications and I found what I was looking for. Click here to see the tutorial.

Other than that, it lists many interesting tutorials including Max Kiesler’s collection of AJAX tutorials.

Using JSON with JavaScript

May 30, 2009


JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a light weight data interchange format alternative to using xml with Ajax. It is a subset of the JavaScript object literal notation that which is basically made of 2 object types. The first being a collection of name value pairs similar to a hash table. An ordered list of values is the other, basically representing an array.

6 New AJAX and JavaScript Calendars and Timelines

May 29, 2009

iCal-like CalendarThis is a nice post by Paul Spoerry of that lists six highly efficient and unobtrusive JavaScript Calendars and Timelines.


MIT Simile Timeline Project

May 29, 2009

Screenshot of the Simile TimelineScreenshot of the Simile TimelineCalendars and Timelines seem to be sprouting all over the net these days. And they should be. Calendars are becoming more common as a household item for selecting dates. Timelines show the user information in an organized way that lets the user drag the change the date and time with convenience. If you want to see a really slick JS Timeline script, look at this: These are applications made by MIT Simile Project to enhance the web with existing technologies.

Source (Timeline):

Learning jQuery

May 28, 2009

Learning  jQuery provides the user with tons of jQuery (the nifty JS library) tutorials, tricks and tips. Visit Learning jQuery @