Friday, June 13th, 2008
The websites were collected from the Alexa US Top 100 and the Webware Top 100 Web Apps. The frameworks we looked for were Prototype, JQuery, MooTools, Yahoo! UI Library, Dojo, ExtJS and MochiKit.
They talk about the various sites that use each framework, and even some that use multiple (e.g. Digg using Prototype and jQuery) and they conclude:
Prototype turned out to be the most-used framework in this survey, with JQuery not far behind. It was also interesting to see that several sites are using the Yahoo! UI Library. We had imagined that this number would be lower and that far more websites would be using Prototype and JQuery.
I asked Peter Alguacil how they decide if a site uses a library, and he updated the article:
We made a list of websites consisting of the Alexa US Top 100 and also Webwareâ€™s Top 100 Web Apps (minus actual applications such as Firefox and Skype). Using a special tool we then looked at all the websites after specific keywords to identify the frameworks.
For example, for Prototype we looked for the strings â€œprototype.jsâ€ and â€œ/prototypeâ€ which should cover most variations of including the framework, unless the word â€œprototypeâ€ has been completely removed.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:39 am