Friday, January 16th, 2009

MooTools Update: Milk, MooBugger, JavaScript techniques, and more

Category: MooTools

There has been a lot of interesting news in the MooTools community recently. Before it passes us by, I wanted to aggregate some of the goodies for your perusal: MooBugger Valerio and I spent a few weeks a while back putting together a bookmarklet that would give you a Firebug-style JavaScript console for browsers without Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am

4.2 rating from 33 votes

XUI: A JavaScript Library for Mobile Devices

Category: JavaScript, Mobile

Brian Leroux and some of the PhoneGap team have created XUI, a JavaScript library aimed at mobile development. Why? We hear your words. Why another JavaScript framework?! When development of PhoneGap was under way we noticed slow load times for modern JavaScript frameworks (such as Prototype, MooTools, YUI, Ext and (yes) even jQuery. A big Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:10 am

4 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Seeding the clipboard in Flash10 with Zero Clipboard

Category: Flash, Library, Security

Following the bombshell of Adobe announcing that Flash 10 will not support unsolicited clipboard access from Flash and JavaScript as malicious flash ads flooded clipboards a lot of developers were wondering how to make the “copy to clipboard” still work without having to do it in Flash itself. An interesting and also slightly creepy approach Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 9:21 pm

4.4 rating from 14 votes

YUI Jumps Over to GitHub

Category: Yahoo!

It looks like everyone is moving to Git for their source control needs and GitHub is the top spot to move it to. You can throw Yahoo’s YUI framework into that crowd as they just announced that YUI 2 & 3 source code are now available via the Git hosting provider. From the post, it Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:19 pm

4.5 rating from 22 votes

Access Control in IE 8

Category: IE

Adrian Bateman of the IE 8 team created a screencast showing the Access Control work that has been done: I’m happy to announce that we have recently completed our support for the Access Control Check using the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header defined by the updated spec. This means that, in addition to the wildcard check (looking for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:18 am

3.3 rating from 23 votes

CSS Transitions Shim; Getting transition support into other browsers

Category: CSS

Weston Ruter has developed a very nice shim that allows you to get CSS Transitions support in browsers that do not have the WebKit renderer. He has an innovative approach that uses XBL and HTC bindings to detect when a style rule changes and thus when the selected elements need to be animated/transitioned into the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:09 am

4.1 rating from 19 votes

Chris Wilson interview on Tech Luminaries

Our latest Tech Luminaries episode features Chris Wilson, so I thought I would cross post it here, for those that are interested. Chris Wilson is the Platform Architect of Internet Explorer, but has been involved in web browsers from close to the very beginning having worked on the original NCSA Mosaic. He sat down with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 am

3.6 rating from 8 votes

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Happy Birthday jQuery! v1.3 is Released

Category: jQuery

Disclosure: I’m a member of the jQuery Project team Back on January 14, 2006, a brash, young and talented developer named John Resig put out a personal project to the OSS world and hoped it could benefit *someone*. Little did he know that 3 years later, his side project would become one of the most Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:19 am

4.4 rating from 104 votes

Next IE 8 Release Candidate to have updated getter/setter support and DOM prototypes

Category: IE

I’m now pleased to announce that with the upcoming Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 8, we not only have a high-quality DOM prototypes implementation, but we’ve been able to change the getter/setter implementation to follow the draft ECMAScript 3.1 standard. While our JavaScript engine and DOM won’t have support for all of the ECMAScript 3.1 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

3.8 rating from 23 votes

ActiveRecord.js Released: ORM for Multiple JavaScript Environments

Category: Announcements, Aptana, Gears, Storage

Aptana has put out their first beta release of ActiveRecord.js. The details according to Ryan Johnson, a developer at Aptana: ActiveRecord.js is an open source object relational mapper (ORM) that supports multiple JavaScript environments, including: Google Gears (client-side persistence) In Memory (if no SQL server is available on the client) Adobe AIR (client-side persistence) SQLite Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

4.2 rating from 20 votes

Looping through your items without waiting around

Category: Articles, JavaScript

Nicholas C. Zakas has taken his long running script post and is now flushing out ways to stop this from happening. His first post details loops and he offers up a solution to take the synchronicity out of the world: The secret to unraveling this problem is to evaluate the loop to answer two questions: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:55 am

3.3 rating from 13 votes

WebKit Nightly now updates itself

Category: Apple, Browsers

I had an Automator script that would go out and grab WebKit nightlies for me. NightShift does the deed for you on the Mac. But, no more. WebKit joins Firefox, Chrome, and other browsers in auto updating channels of development. Great stuff. Now we can live on the edge, and report bugs as they occur. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:27 am

4.2 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Web Development Project Estimator

Category: Showcase

Matt Everson built a simple little micro app for project estimation: Web Development Project Estimator: Although most web designers have an idea of how long a project will take based on their past experience, far too often this guess becomes a final estimate. If you’ve ever been 300+ hours into a project that’s paying you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:19 am

2.6 rating from 43 votes

Nokia Web Runtime; Aptana plugin available

Category: Aptana, Mobile

The mobile Web is getting increasingly interesting. Nokia has put another hat in the ring with their new Nokia Web Runtime that embeds WebKit into S60 phones: Widgets — you’re familiar with them from the desktop. Small, focused web applications that are easy to install and use. Perfect for the small screen. Nokia has extended Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:28 am

3.6 rating from 22 votes

Content visualization techniques and views

Category: Articles

Noupe has another nice roundup, this time they are showing 10 Smart JavaScript Techniques For Manipulating Content. They share nice content views with demos and how to content. Included in the list is: jQuery pageSlide: jQuery pageSlide is a plugin for jQuery that slides the viewable webpage off-screen, revealing and populating a secondary interaction pane. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:08 am

3.2 rating from 21 votes

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Forcing a UI redraw from JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Tip

Thomas Fuchs has run into those annoying times when a redraw is required to irk the browser into a correct layout, and his weapon of choice is: < View plain text > javascript Element.addMethods({   redraw: function(element){     element = $(element);     var n = document.createTextNode(‘ ‘);     element.appendChild(n);     (function(){n.parentNode.removeChild(n)}).defer(); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:45 pm

3.7 rating from 23 votes

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