Wednesday, November 12th, 2008p>To the ranks of Ext JS, jQuery UI, Dijit, and others comes JxLib, a new browser-based UI toolkit built on top of MooTools. Jason Fournier from the team passed the announcement to us:
JxLib includes layout managers, buttons, tabs, toolbars, dialogs, panels, trees and a basic
grid control all designed to work together. It is heavily based on
using CSS for presentation and includes two separate ‘themes’ that you
can easily switch between. New themes can be constructed by modifying
the existing themes…
JxLib has evolved out of a generic web-based UI toolkit…
for building web-mapping applications. It has been distributed under an MIT license for a couple of years, but this is the first time we have actively attempted to build an open
source community around it. We are excited to share this project with
others, and invite users and developers to join the project.
The Examples page, available off the main project’s page, showcases many of the built-in components and features. The source is hosted on Google Code and there’s a JxLib Google Group as well. After playing with the examples, JxLib seems quite polished and a welcome addition to the crowd. A year ago some folks may have counted MooTools out of the game, but with at least one major release this year, a revamped website, steps towards a plug-in community, and a now a quality UI toolkit, MooTools is in the game.
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am