Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Super fast client side searches – the Flickr way

Category: Examples, JSON, Performance, XmlHttpRequest, Yahoo!

Over at the Flickr development blog, Ross Harmes, one of those lesser sung JavaScript heroes explains in detail how Flickr creates really fast client side searches and one of the implementations of these findings is the newly released find people faster feature: The main findings of the team were that eval() is not only evil Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 2:38 pm

3.6 rating from 23 votes

Sizzlin’ YUI

Category: CSS, Yahoo!

Eric Ferraiuolo has picked up on the work that Matt Sweeney has done integrating Sizzle with YUI3: Great news for YUI3: Matt Sweeney, a YUI Developer, has integrated the Sizzle JavaScript Selector Library in a branch of the YUI3 code-base on GitHub. There has been interest from the community about this integration for quite some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:52 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

YUI Turns 3 and We Get a New Release as a Gift!

Category: Yahoo!

Some very cool news out of the YUI project as their namesake library turned 3 years old yesterday (That’s like 25 in internet years, right?). The framework has really grown-up to provide a solid foundation on which to build upon and developers are certainly benefiting from it’s excellent documentation and QA. To celebrate YUI’s birthday, Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:51 pm
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4.2 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Prefilling forms with Microformats and YQL

Category: Microformat, Yahoo!

Ever since YQL started supporting microformats scanning (the outcome of having a coffee with the team last time I visited the main office) I tried to find good examples of how you can use this. Microformats rock, we all know that but so far I am still waiting for the killer application or implementation for Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 1:24 am
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3.3 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Favicon generator and editor

Category: Showcase, Utility, Yahoo!

Stuart Colville has announced a fun little project that he and fellow collaborators Ed Elliot and Cyril Doussin have worked on. Their Favicon Generator lets you upload an image and then go in and tweak the pixels :) Although many modern web browsers support favicons saved as GIFs, PNGs or other popular file formats all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am

3.7 rating from 33 votes

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Dependency Management with the with YUI Loader

Category: JavaScript, Yahoo!

Simon Tiffert told us of a co-workers post on loading your JavaScript modules with the YUI Loader. The post discusses how you can use the loader for your own libraries, giving you full dependency management, similar to that of the Dojo loader and others: As YUI comes with a special module for loading dependencies, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:28 am

3.5 rating from 25 votes

JSLint Multi: Continously monitor multiple JavaScript files

Category: JavaScript, Utility, Widgets, Yahoo!

Michael Schøler and Jakob Kruse have created JSLint Multi a widget that acts as a continous linter for the Yahoo! Widgets platform: JSLint Multi uses Douglas Crockford’s excellent JSLint tool to check your Javascript files for potential problems. Drag a folder unto JSLint Multi, and it will give you an overview of the JSLint status Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:19 am

4.1 rating from 19 votes

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

YUI Jumps Over to GitHub

Category: Yahoo!

It looks like everyone is moving to Git for their source control needs and GitHub is the top spot to move it to. You can throw Yahoo’s YUI framework into that crowd as they just announced that YUI 2 & 3 source code are now available via the Git hosting provider. From the post, it Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:19 pm

4.5 rating from 22 votes

Monday, January 12th, 2009

YUI Compressor Online

Category: Utility, Yahoo!

Rodolphe Stoclin has created a simple Web wrapper on top of the YUI Compressor that let’s you throw up your JavaScript and get back a compressed version. It uses jQuery to do the inline results and show you the compression rate.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:48 pm

4 rating from 38 votes

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Write your own Yahoo! BrowserPlus service with new SDK

Category: Browsers, Plugins, Yahoo!

Lloyd Hilalel and the Yahoo! BrowserPlus team have released a BrowserPlus SDK which allows you to easily create your own services: We’re extremely happy to announce the availability of the BrowserPlus SDK. This first SDK and the accompanying documentation gives you all the tools you’ll need to start extending the web using BrowserPlus. Getting started Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:13 pm
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4.2 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

RUI is not accessible? Check out Yahoo’s new Currency Converter

Category: Accessibility, Ajax, RichTextWidget, Unobtrusive JS, Yahoo!

I am proud to be able to announce the new currency converter on Yahoo finance. Why? Because it is a perfect example of how a complex rich user interface can be built in an accessible manner. As the main developer, Dirk Ginader explains: About 9 months ago my fellow co-worker, the User Experience Designer Graham Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 12:23 pm

4.4 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

YUI3 PR2 now available – extendable with own widgets and plugins

Category: Framework, Yahoo!

Over at the YUI blog Satyen Desai just announced the release of YUI3 PR2. The main changes are that the widgets from YUI2 are now all getting ported over to the new, leaner YUI3 architecture and that the team made it much easier to write your own YUI widgets and plugins extending the existing ones. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 3:53 am
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4 rating from 23 votes

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

YUI Library, YUI Doc, and Github

Category: Yahoo!

Eric Miraglia and our friends at Yahoo! have announced YUI Doc, “a python-based documentation tool that generates API documentation for JavaScript code. YUI Doc was developed by Adam Moore, one of the principal engineers on the YUI project since its inception, to support YUI’s API-level documentation.” It is a comment-driven system in which documentation is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:15 am
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4 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

CDNs Gaining Broader Use with JavaScript Libraries

Category: Ajax, Cloud, jQuery, Sencha, Yahoo!

YUI and Google Most everyone knows that Google has really stepped up to the plate by helping many JavaScript library projects host their builds on the Google AJAX Libraries API. Apart from providing a central distribution point for these libraries, the bandwidth cost savings alone go a long way in helping frameworks service their users Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:16 am

4.1 rating from 50 votes

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Live Blogging the Yahoo BrowserPlus Release Party

Category: Browsers, Plugins, Yahoo!

Austin Chau and I are here on the Yahoo campus for the Yahoo BrowserPlus release party. I’m going to blog the event as it happens here (Disclosure: I work for Google with the Open Web Advocacy and Gears teams). First, Ernest Delgado, Canvas whiz here at Yahoo, sent me a cool demo showing a prototype Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:36 pm
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3.5 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Yahoo! home page and YUI 3.0

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Nicholas C. Zakas has posted about a new Yahoo! home page that uses YUI 3.x. They are currently testing the new home page out, but having it use the latest and greatest dogfood on a web page as trafficked as the Y! home page is a big deal. Save a few bytes here or there Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am
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4 rating from 33 votes