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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Grease up your Chrome; Userscripts coming soon?

Category: Chrome

One of the beautiful elements of having the Chromium project, is that we get a look ahead of what may be shipping in Google Chrome itself, in the same way that WebKit gives us a hint at Safari.Next. An SVN watcher found a checkin that relates to Greasemonkey-like support: Adds a bit of Greasemonkey support Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

3.4 rating from 19 votes

WysiHat: 37 Signals discuss new open source WYSIWYG editor

Category: RichTextWidget

We recently discussed the bane and choice of rich text editors and we have a new Hat in the ring. WysiHat is a new editor based on Prototype from 37signals: WysiHat is a WYSIWYG JavaScript framework that provides an extensible foundation to design your own rich text editor. WysiHat stays out of your way and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

3.4 rating from 27 votes

Standards Suck: View More Info

Category: Standards

Anne van Kesteren, Marcos Caceres, and Lachlan Hunt talk about Web standards on their show which is interestingly titled “Standards Suck” (since they are active participants on making them suck less!). They recently published some interesting interviews, including: Alex Mogilevsky of Microsoft on CSS and IE 8 I interviewed Alex Mogilevsky here in Mandelieu during Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:24 am

3.6 rating from 11 votes

display: table, table-cell, table-row, and how we get closer to nicer CSS

Category: CSS

Rachel Andrew has done a great job taking another look at the CSS display ability to use table layouts, that IE 8 has now implemented: When released, Internet Explorer 8 will support many new values for the CSS display property, including the table-related values: table, table-row, and table-cell—and it’s the last major browser to come Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:24 am

4 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Fronteers Conference Videos Available on the YDN Theater

Category: JavaScript

The Fronteers conference recently held in Amsterdam featured a bevvy of top shelf speakers. Developers such as Dean Edwards, Stuart Langridge, Chris Heilmann and Tom Occhino, among others, discussed JavaScript, CSS, accessibility issues and more. Yahoo!, via the Yahoo! Developer Network, is hosting several videos from the conference and it’s definitely worth a visit to Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:33 am
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4.2 rating from 13 votes

Form.Check: Great Form Validation for MooTools

Category: JavaScript, MooTools

Form validation is one of those problems that every IT developer has to deal with at one point or another. Form.Check is a MooTools plug-in library for dealing with client-side validation easily: And, it’s very easy to use: < View plain text > javascript window.addEvent(‘domready’, function(){     new FormCheck(‘formular’, {         Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:00 am

3.9 rating from 81 votes

Fixing Loss of Focus on IE

Category: IE, JavaScript

Continuing with SitePen stories for today, Dustin Machi posted a short but interesting piece on how to detect loss of focus on IE6. So your cool new app is perfect, but you want it to lock the user out when the browser hasn’t had focus after 15 minutes? Well that’s easy you think, I’ll just Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am

3.5 rating from 26 votes

Reinhardt: Client-side URL Dispatching from SitePen

Category: Dojo, JavaScript

Kevin Dangoor from SitePen recently announced the release of a small pet project: Reinhardt. From the blog: A typical server-side web framework today includes three main components: a URL dispatching to some controller object scheme, a template engine, and a data mapping facility. Currently in Dojo, you’ll find that the latter two items already exist. Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am
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3.6 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Peppy: New CSS 3 selector engine

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Library

James Donaghue has released Peppy, the first release of his CSS 3 compliant selector engine that runs independent of one particular library (and can thus be used with any of them). He has some bold claims on speed: As it stands now Peppy is faster1 than all other major JavaScript libraries with DOM querying capabilities Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am

4 rating from 597 votes

TestMonkey: How appropriate

Category: Testing

There are a lot of monkeys making appearances in the Ajax world. Tamarins, Greasey ones, Action monkeys, and now we have TestMonkey from the Appcelerator crew: TestMonkey is an open source (Apache License) UI test framework we’re introducing today. It’s going to be fully integrated into Appcelerator (with some additional cool features on top if Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:51 am

4 rating from 21 votes

CSS Expressions are no more in IE 8 standards mode

Category: Browsers, IE

< View plain text > css div.title { background-color: expression( (new Date()).getHours()%2 ? "#B8D4FF" : "#F08A00" ); } The CSS expressions of old will no longer work in IE 8. Whenever a feature goes away in IE, Ajax hackers get worried, as many hacks rely on quirks or proprietary features of the browser. Why did Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:32 am

4 rating from 26 votes

Great JavaScript and CSS Menu Libraries

Category: CSS, JavaScript

Noupe is doing a good job cataloging content, such as their post on great JavaScript CSS menu libraries which features: Sexy Sliding Menu – Andrew Sellick decided to use mootools due to the smoothness of their effects, however, he developed a sliding menu using FastFind Menu Script – This script allows for nested menus, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:58 am

3.7 rating from 31 votes

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Greasemonkey, Chrome Edition

Category: Browsers, Chrome, Plugins

Chromium gained an important patch over the weekend, with the introduction of Greasemonkey support. The patch came from none other than Aaron Boodman, creator of the original Firefox add-on, and also a Google employee. For now, it’s just a patch and it’s not yet clear if and when it will be part of the official Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:09 pm

3.9 rating from 31 votes

Fennec (Mobile Firefox) Alpha 1 Released

Category: Browsers, Mobile

Mark Finkle has announced the first alpha release of Mozilla’s mobile web browser, Fennec. While there was some discussion in recent days of progress on a Windows Mobile version, this release runs on the Nokia N800 and N810 only. However, Mozilla has also provided an emulator for folks to run Fennec on their desktop machine Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:46 am

4 rating from 23 votes

Firefox 3 and XML

Category: Firefox

I’ve been delving back into the gnarly world of XML on the web lately and surprised to see what’s changed and what hasn’t. Coming up to speed on what’s new in this part of the Ajaxian world, I found a great article from IBM DeveloperWorks on what Firefox 3 brings to the table with XML. Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:30 am

3.1 rating from 17 votes

Letting off some “steam” for your Cappuccino

The 280 North crew continue to do good work with Cappuccino and Objective-J. We were fortunate to have Francisco Tolmasky speak at The Ajax Experience, and he has continued on a world tour on the subject. Below are some highlights from the Future of Web Apps in London: The crew has also been detailed some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:05 am

3.6 rating from 16 votes