Thursday, August 14th, 2008

clientside.cnet.com relaunched with new tutorials and more

Category: MooTools

Aaron Newton has relaunched clientside.cnet.com with a cleaner, leaner, look and feel. The news for the launch is:

  • The Mootorial (the MooTools tutorial) is now updated for MooTools 1.2 and on it’s own domain www.mootorial.com
  • The wikiTorials(tm! – not really) for all of CNET’s codebase have been updated for our updated 1.2 code (which launched in June)
  • The MooTools book (Apress) is available for sale! You can get the PDF today, and you can pre-order the paper back which should ship in just a few days time.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 pm
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Comment by tj111 — August 14, 2008

Doh! We host this thing on 3rd party servers (long story) and either Ajaxian sent us too much traffic or an upgrade we were running took up a little too much juice. Seems to be back in action now…

Comment by anewton — August 14, 2008

Great job Aaron!

Your Mootorial looks awesome as always, can’t wait to buy the book today!

Have a great release day!

Comment by csuwldcat — August 14, 2008

How much mind share does mooTools have? I’ve always been tempted by it, but ended up learning jQuery and Dojo instead.
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Problem with all these JS libraries is that it’s hard to find someone who has really exercised more than two of them in depth, so it’s hard to get meaningful opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of the libraries.
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Who uses Moo, and why?

Comment by Nosredna — August 15, 2008

Nosredna, I know what you’re talking about. Back before we (CNET) made our choice to go with MooTools, I spent a lot of time installing and using all the available frameworks (this was a while ago, and things have certainly changed a lot since then). It was time consuming and a difficult choice.

We finally went with MooTools, and, as part of the tutorials that we wrote, we tried to capture why we made that choice:

http://www.mootorial.com/wiki/mootorial/00a-mootoolsvsothers

Comment by anewton — August 15, 2008

Thanks anewton. It’s always helpful to know why a programmer chose a given tool.

Comment by Nosredna — August 16, 2008

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