Thursday, April 30th, 2009

YQL execute now allows you to convert scraped data with server side JavaScript

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Yahoo!

I am a big fan of YQL, a terribly easy and fuss-free way to access APIs and mix data retrieved from them in a simple, SQL style language. Say for example you want photos of Paris,France from Flickr that are licensed with Creative Commons attribution, you can do this with a single command: < View Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 9:28 am

4 rating from 30 votes

960 Gridder: Easy to use layout design tool

Category: CSS, Design, Utility

Andrée Hansson has created 960 Gridder, a grid layout tool for web developers that you can either use as an integrated component to layout your websites or use it as a bookmarklet. The grid is fully customizable but it defaults to the “960px grid standard”. 960 Gridder will automatically identify if jQuery is present at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:16 am

3.9 rating from 47 votes

Twiggler, a sample app for the LM Framework

Category: Showcase

David Semeria has been working on LM, another Ajax framework, for a number of years and has just announced it. The first demo app is a highly customizable Twitter client, Twiggler, that runs in the browser. Unfortunately nothing is public on the framework so we can’t see how it actually works. It looks kinda like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:24 am

2.2 rating from 29 votes

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Ajax Framework Analysis Results

Category: Ajax

Matt Raible has posted on the analysis the he has done for a client on choosing an Ajax framework. This is the age old question “which Ajax framework should I use?” It is agonizing. It is hard. It isn’t pretty. We created a dartboard: Matts take compares Dojo, Ext JS, GWT, and YUI using various Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

2.5 rating from 117 votes

Birth of the datagrid element in HTML 5

Category: HTML, Standards

Mark Pilgrim has nicely discussed the new HTML 5 datagrid element on his latest This Week in HTML 5: In the datagrid data model, data is structured as a set of rows representing a tree, each row being split into a number of columns. The columns are always present in the data model, although individual Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:26 am

4.5 rating from 29 votes

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Happy Birthday, Opera

Category: Fun, Opera

You may have already seen Opera‘s celebratory home page marking their fifteenth anniversary: But did you also notice the comic depicting their founders’ story? Happy Birthday, Opera.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:58 am

3.8 rating from 33 votes

CSS3 Template Layout through jQuery

Category: CSS, jQuery

Alexis Deveria of “When Can I Use…” fame recently told us about his latest project: A jQuery plug-in to provide support for the CSS Template Layout Module. For those of you unfamiliar with this specification, it provides a relatively easy way to make a table-like layout using CSS. Until recently it was known as the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:30 am

3.4 rating from 51 votes

vice-versa: the noble act of getting the best of all browsers

Category: JavaScript

Andrea Giammarchi has a vision to have the best of all browsers available to him in JavaScript land. He has created vice versa as a project to explore this ideal and incredibly hard vision to attain: Studying the DOM, which is notoriously a mess, I often “travel” between the MDC and the MSDN to solve Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:18 am

2.8 rating from 42 votes

Even designers are using CSS3? :)

Category: CSS, Design

Sean Martell is my hero. He did the Bespin logos and a bunch of the Mozilla works in general. When Ben and I were in Toronto we got to see him at work at his WACOM tablet, and it is a sight to behold. I wish I could do that kind of design work, but Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:26 am

4.3 rating from 26 votes

Monday, April 27th, 2009

MooTools 1.2.2 and the new MooTools More Plugin Library

Category: MooTools

The MooTools team has been busy over the last week. Last Thursday they released MooTools 1.2.2: MooTools 1.2.2 is a mainly a bug fix release but it also includes an almost entirely new Class.js. The reasoning behind this is that the old Class.js didn’t play nicely with some advanced usages of this.parent() present in the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:34 pm

3.6 rating from 69 votes

CiteDrag: Cool library that groks the new drag and drop model

Category: HTML, JavaScript, Library

Elijah Grey has a very cool new script CiteDrag that “adds automatically citation (ie. blockquotes, text quotes, ect.) to any dragged content off of the website which is using the script. CiteDrag requires no additional setup other than include the script somewhere on your website.” I just dragged that above text from my blog post Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

2.7 rating from 10 votes

Google and Mozilla 3D Round-up

Category: 3D, Canvas, SVG

About a month ago, we covered an announcement about Mozilla’s plans to basically put OpenGL ES in the browser and call it Canvas 3D and to do so working with a new working group over at the OpenGL standards body, Khronos. This week, we covered Google’s own 3D announcement, a plug-in offering a high-level scene Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

3.7 rating from 35 votes

Excuse me, maybe, the foundries, erm, let’s mess with em?

Category: Editorial

Mark Pilgrim has a certain style, and it was in full force on his latest post on font issues that we have on the Web. Some people are offended by tone and such, but if you ignore that, Mark is actually normally spot on! In this case, the font world feels like the DRM world Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:07 am

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Friday, April 24th, 2009

280Slides, Cappuccino, Atlas, and Aristo

Category: Atlas, Cappuccino, Component, Design, Video

Francisco Tolmasky presented on the latest goodies from 280North at JSConf. In the past we’ve given the 280North guys a bad time for talking about 280Slides and their other stuff using… Keynote. I don’t know if he used Keynote at JSConf, but Francisco published the slides using the 280Slides web-based presentation viewer, which is also Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:00 am

3.3 rating from 36 votes

CSS Browser Hacks

Category: CSS, Tip

Paul Irish tries not to use CSS browser hacks anymore and instead “uses IE’s conditional comments to apply classes to the body tag, but he put up a concise list of browser specific hacks he has used: < View plain text > css /***** Selector Hacks ******/   /* IE 6 and below */ * Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 am

3.5 rating from 35 votes

Mouse Gestures with GWT

Category: Flash, Fun, Gears, UI

Marc Englund wrote to us about his recent experiments with mouse gestures and GWT: SimpleGesture is a GWT (and IT Mill Toolkit) implementation of the mouse gesture recognition method described by Didier Brun at (as I understand it). It allows you to register easy to understand (human readable) gestures, and receive events when these Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:00 am

3.7 rating from 28 votes

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