Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Prototype 1.6, 1.8 and The Book.

Category: Announcements, Book Reviews, Books, JavaScript, Prototype, Scriptaculous

This is a big day for Protoscript friends. The triple release. The big one. This post is a long one two as it discusses: Prototype 1.6 Released 1.8 Released “Prototype and You never knew JavaScript could do this!” book released, and we have a great review by Stu Halloway Prototype 1.6 They cleaned Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:22 pm

4 rating from 58 votes

Monday, November 5th, 2007

New UI library for Prototype in the works

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

Sébastien Gruhier, author of the VERY cool Prototype Window class has started a new initiative to build a complimentary UI library for Prototype. Accompanied by Samuel Lebeau, Juriy Zaytsev and Vincent Le Moign, the team aims to build easy to implement UI components that will enhance the user experience in web applications. At the beginning Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:06 am

3.4 rating from 41 votes

Monday, October 15th, 2007 1.8 preview

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

Thomas Fuchs announced a preview release of the effects library. v1.8 Preview includes: Prototype 1.6 (lastest trunk version) Complete rewrite of Ajax.InPlaceEditor and Ajax.InPlaceCollectionEditor Full CSS inheritance in Effect.Morph New core effect: Effect.Tween Sound: play mp3 files for sound effects; uses native playback on IE and available plugins whereever possible Performance improvements Tons Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:15 am

3 rating from 45 votes

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Thomas Fuchs, stop being a tease!!

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous lead developer Thomas Fuchs, posted a very cryptic message on his blog: Darn it, spill the beans man!!!

Posted by Rey Bango at 3:04 pm

2.6 rating from 60 votes

Friday, August 31st, 2007

DatePicker using Prototype and Scriptaculous

Category: Component, Prototype, Scriptaculous

Until we get <input type=”date” /> into the browsers, we will need to create data pickers. DatePicker is a simple one that users Prototype and, and does the basics well (although the fade can be a touch annoying to me). It is very simple to use too: < View plain text > HTML <script Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am

4.2 rating from 147 votes

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

.Mac Web Gallery on Prototype

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

As part of the Apple announcements yesterday they showed off a new .Mac Web Gallery that uses Prototype and to give you a rich web view of your photos. Shaun Trennery blogged about the features: The main page is a collection of album thumbnails that change as the user hovers over them. The powerful Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:59 pm

2.4 rating from 216 votes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Stuffing more Ajax in the Backpack

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Backpack, the simple web-based manager of to-dos, notes, ideas, and schedules from 37 Signals, has had an upgrade. The team discussed some of the changes, and the biggest addition is the ability to move any “widget” (note, to-do list, picture gallery, etc.) anywhere on the page, or even to another page. We talked to Sam Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:50 am

3.6 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Slideshow Karaoke

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Lalit Patel has created an application that will fetch random (Creative Commons Licensed) sideshows from using the API. The SlideShare Karaoke Randomizer was used for the first time on 11th July at the Creative Commons Salon in San Francisco! The application uses the API and Prototype / The code has been released Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

4.1 rating from 27 votes

Monday, July 16th, 2007 Accordion

Category: Component, JavaScript, Scriptaculous

Kevin Miller is at it again, this time with an accordion component that likes it both ways…. horizontal and vertical. Another accordion I hear you cry? This is what Kevin says to that: Haha! Like there was one. Well there was, but only for Rico and a bloated one by mootools, that’s right I said Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am

3.6 rating from 104 votes

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 Effect.Tooltip

Category: JavaScript, Library, Scriptaculous

Nick Stakenburg has written a nice simple tooltip built on called Effect.Tooltip. It is as simple to setup as: < View plain text > javascript new Effect.Tooltip(element, content, {title : ‘title’, className: ‘class’, offset: {x:0, y:0}});

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:25 am

4 rating from 128 votes

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

PhotoFolder: JSON Image Gallery API

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

Ryan Johnson has developed PhotoFolder, a simple library that “scans a given folder for JPEG files with any number of thumbnail sizes per image. If the resized images do not yet exist, it will automatically create the thumbnails for you. The result is that your workflow for adding new images to an application built with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 am

3.9 rating from 28 votes

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

FV3: Real Estate Unit Info

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

James MacFarlane developed this real estate map to give real-time data of unit availability in one of our rental developments. You can mouse-over the available units to view the townhouse details, and click to view the floor plan. It’s simple, clean and to the point. The application makes heavy use of Prototype and throughout. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:09 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

CNN Beta Site

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

CNN has a new beta site that plays with Prototype and for some simple clean effects and inline Ajax. The site also uses a StorageManager to access local storage using IE-specific, DOM storage, or cookies. This way your personalization is stored away. If you put it side by side the current site, you will Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:28 am

3.3 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Apple Revamps its website

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

To go with the keynote, Apple pushed live a new revamped website that looks even more like it is running in iTunes. There are lots of effects, courtesy of Prototype and, such as mouseover accordians, and horizontal scroll areas. Fred Oliveira wasn’t all impressed: Apple launched a new website. “Great!”, I hear you say Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am

3.9 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

ProtoPacked 2.13: Protoype + == 32kb

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

John-David Dalton is up to his packing tricks again, and has created ProtoPacked 2.13: This updated pack includes compressed versions of Prototype: 1.4, 1.5, 1.5.1 and Scriptaculous: 1.7.1_beta2. There is also a “Protoculous” option as well (Prototype and Scriptaculous combined) Smallest files are: Prototype 1.5.1 @ 15.8kb Scriptaculous-1.7.1_beta2 @ 17.9kb Protoculous (1.5.1 + 1.7.1_beta2) @ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:15 am

4.4 rating from 83 votes

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Wachovia Bank: Ajax in the mainstream

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Garrett Langley shared that Wachovia bank is using Prototype and in their online banking application. In particular they use XHR to make calls for BillPay data, and use for the transitions and effects.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 am

3.4 rating from 19 votes