Monday, November 10th, 2008

yboss – a wrapper for Yahoo’s BOSS API

Category: Examples, JavaScript, JSON, Yahoo!

BOSS – Build Your Own Search Service (the your is silent for reasons I cannot tell you as it would endanger the lives of our agents in the field) is a Yahoo! API to access their search index and get the data back either as XML or JSON. Whilst there is ample documentation available it Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 6:06 pm
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3.5 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Yahoo! BrowserPlus Released

Category: Browsers, Yahoo!

Yahoo! has had a big day with a lot of Open platform releases (OpenSocial, YAP, etc) and to add to that they have released Yahoo! BrowserPlus version 2.1.6, which is important as it opens up the BrowserPlus platform for anyone to use. It features: Google Chrome and IE 6 support Smaller 2mb installation End user Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:56 am

4 rating from 13 votes

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

YUI 2.6.0 Released: Carousels, Paginators, and lots of examples

Category: Yahoo!

Nate Koechley has announced YUI 2.6.0 final: 2.6.0 introduces a new Carousel Control, offers the Paginator Control for general use (it was previously bundled with DataTable), includes more than 450 total fixes, enhancements and optimizations, graduates eight components out of “beta,” and now ships with more than 290 functional examples. To go along with the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am
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3.8 rating from 39 votes

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Improving Accessibility with Ajax/Javascript – Christian Heilmann, @Media Ajax

Category: Accessibility, Yahoo!

Blogging from @media Ajax. Christian Heilman is talking about the interaction of Ajax/Javascript and accessibility. BTW Christian’s arranging an accessibility event, including a hack day, this Friday/Saturday in London – Scrpting Enabled. Tickets are free, but booking is required. Legislation is not the (only) answer. Smart developers can find ways to work with the technology Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:45 am
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3.5 rating from 13 votes

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Awesome Time Waster: YUI Pacman!

Category: Yahoo!

Okay I’d like to know how many of the Ajaxian readers are actually old enough to remember real arcade games which required endless amounts of quarters to become good. Yeah, those were the days when calluses on your thumbs were the norm and being able to “hold it” (ie: not go to the bathroom for Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:48 am

3.8 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

YUI 3: The goals are lighter, faster, consistent, power, secure

Category: JavaScript, Yahoo!

YUI 3 has a preview release for us to check out. The goals are: lighter (less K-weight on the wire and on the page for most uses) faster (fewer http requests, less code to write and compile, more efficient code) more consistent (common naming, event signatures, and widget APIs throughout the library) more powerful (do Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:14 pm

4 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Ajax-Alexa-Thumbnails: API to get site thumbnails

Category: Library, Yahoo!

Have you ever wanted to be able to easily grab a thumbnail image that represents a website? Eric Ferraiuolo has created Ajax-Alexa-Thumbnails on Google Code, a library that builds on YUI to do just that. The project consists of a server-side component written in PHP which makes the cross-domain request to Amazon’s Alexa Site Thumbnail Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 am

3.7 rating from 33 votes

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Getting around the blocking of script

Category: JavaScript, Performance, Yahoo!

Stoyan Stefanov has a post that discusses the issues with browsers blocking on script tags. He discusses the general problem and how YUI has a helper for it by using onreadystatechange and onload: < View plain text > javascript var myHandler = {     onSuccess: function(){         alert(‘:))’);     }, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:15 am

3.7 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Combining JavaScript and CSS for Performance

Category: Performance, Yahoo!

Tenni Theurer of Yahoo! has a new performance post, this time focused on serving files faster by combining them: One performance technique without having to simplify the page design is to combine multiple scripts into a single script, and similarly combine multiple stylesheets into a single stylesheet. Combining multiple files reduces the extra bytes from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am

3.8 rating from 52 votes

Friday, July 11th, 2008

YPulse: Fades and Pulsations Library

Category: Component, JavaScript, Library, Yahoo!

Kent Johnson has released YPulse a simple open source wrapper for the YUI Animation library that makes creating highlight fades and pulsing button glows a bit easier. You pulse away with something like: < View plain text > javascript var pulser = new YAHOO.squarebits.YPulse(   ‘my-div’,   ‘backgroundColor’,   ‘#FFFFFF’, // starting   ‘#FFFF00′, // Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am
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2.4 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Ojay 0.2: easy keyboarding, a validation DSL, and two new UI widgets

Category: JavaScript, Yahoo!

James Coglan has updated Ojay, the chaining wrapper for YUI that we posted on a few months back. The new release features really simple keyboard and form scripting and couple of new UI widgets, a new event system and a stack of other improvements: Ojay.Forms. By far the biggest new package, Ojay.Forms sorts out a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am

3.3 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

YUI Autogrid: Correctly resize the grids

Category: CSS, Yahoo!

Our own Christian Heilmann has created a new JavaScript library Autogrid that marries YUI Grids, the base CSS library, to allow for smart resizing: I love YUI Grids. I know my CSS and I know how to work around diff erent problems of browsers, but I am also very much bored about having to fix Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am

2.9 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

YSlow now has Firefox 3 support

Category: Performance, Yahoo!

Keeping in the performance vein, YSlow put a new version out in time for Firefox 3. The new version includes: Firefox 3 and Firebug 1.2 beta support improved and simplified check for javascript minification different coloring for inline vs. external CSS and JS (“All CSS” and “All JS” features) clickable list of resources as a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am

4.3 rating from 23 votes

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Yahoo! Design Stencil Kit 1.0

Category: UI, Yahoo!

The folks at Y!DN have released Yahoo! Design Stencil Kit 1.0, which contains a full set of stencils that cover Web components in various states including: Ad Units Calendars Carousels Charts and Tables UI Controls Form Elements Grids Menus and Buttons Mobile – General Mobile – iPhone Navigation and Pagination OS Elements Placeholder Text Screen Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:20 am
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4.1 rating from 40 votes

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Hacking BrowserPlus to work locally

Category: Yahoo!

One of the details of Yahoo! BrowserPlus that people picked up on was the fact that it only runs against Yahoo! properties. However, some folks have hacked that restriction so they can play with it locally, and assume that Yahoo! wouldn’t like this. Skylar Woodward of Yahoo! has posted that this isn’t the case at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:51 pm
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4 rating from 25 votes

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

YUI 2.5.2 Released, Big Focus on Firefox 3 and Opera 9.5 Support

Category: Yahoo!

With the releases of FireFox 3 and Opera 9.5 right around the corner, it’s great to see the Yahoo UI team being extremely proactive in ensuring strong compatibility with the browsers in their newest release, YUI 2.5.2. Announced yesterday, YUI v2.5.2 fixes a number of bugs but focuses heavily on support for the newest browser Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:01 am
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4.1 rating from 25 votes