Usability on websites is exploding right now. AJAX has enabled web developers everywhere to add functionality to their sites like never before. I’ve gathered 43 extremely useful (but still easy to implement) AJAX applications for use on any website. Keep your users coming back and increase your website’s functionality.
- Dragable Boxes
Create draggable content boxes.
- AJAX Poll
Create an AJAX powered poll. Requires PHP and mySQL.
Create tables that can be resize and sorted on the fly with AJAX.
Use AJAX and jQuery to add file upload to your site.
- Dynamic Articles
Dynamically loaded articles.
- Rounded Corners With AJAX
Get rounded, anti-aliased, corners with AJAX.
AJAX powered tooltips for your site.
- Embed Google Maps
Click a link and copy ONE LINE of code to past Google Maps anywhere on your page.
- AJAX Page Transitions
Load the next page in the series without changing the URL or refreshing.
- Stringify – AJAX Page Transitions
Use this script to add page transitions to your site.
- bmgadg – AJAX Calendar
An AJAX powered calendar.
Create beautiful pie charts using AJAX. The charts are presented with Flash giving them a very polished look.
- AjaxWP – WordPress Enhancement
Use this WordPress script to enhance your blog with lots of AJAX.
LightWindow is similiar to the other “lightbox style” scripts except that you can put ANYTHING in the pop-up window. Very powerful.
- Advanced RSS Ticker
Add an AJAX powered RSS ticker anywhere on your site.
- AJAX Status Indicator Creator
Here you can create you own status indicator.
- Status Indicator GIFs
Free status indicators for use on your AJAX enabled pages.
- Really Easy Field Validation
Form validation powered by AJAX. Some coding knowledge required.
- AJAX Contact Form
A contact form that you can use “out of the box”.
- Nice Forms
Add some AJAX to your forms to make them look beautiful!
- AJAX Auto-complete
Use AJAX to auto complete form inputs.
- Phatfusion – Form Validation
Form validation with AJAX.
- Resizing Textarea With AJAX
Dynamically resize your textareas to fit whatever you are typing.
- Moo Textareas
Increase or decrease the size of any textarea.
A free AJAX What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor for text boxes.
- AJAX Inline Instant Update Text 2.0
- AJAX Edit In Place
Another edit in place AJAX script, this one has many options.
- Building Tabbed Content With AJAX
Instructions and codes on how to build tabbed content in AJAX.
- AJAX Tabs Content Script
Another tabbed content AJAX script that is easy to implement.
- Mootools Demo – Accordian
Have content that can fold in on itself in the style of an accordian.
- Accordion v2.0
A variation on the accordian style folding content in AJAX.
Galleries And Images
- AJAX Slideshow
Create a dynamic AJAX slideshow.
GreyBox is a tiny (22kb) script that opens a window with whatever content you like.
- E2 Photo Gallery
A free, open-source, AJAX enabled gallery for your website.
ZenPhoto is a very lightweight, very powerful photo gallery with AJAX features.
Litebox is the AJAX version of Lightbox. It’s just as powerful and only a fraction of the size.
- Mini Showcase
Mini Showcase is a lightweight AJAX powered gallery.
- Flickr Show
Use this AJAX script to put a flickr slideshow on your website.
- AJAX Banner Rotation
AJAX banner rotation. Rotated banner ads and even chunks of HTML.
- Shoutbox Examples
Use this script to add a shoutbox to your site.
- YShout 5
An amazing shoutbox powered by PHP and AJAX.
- AJAX Shoutbox For WordPress
This AJAX shoutbox started as a small code snippet and has now become a full-fledged wordpress add-on.
- Lace – AJAX Chat
A free AJAX chat script for your site.