Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Yahoo! BrowserPlus: Sneak Peak

Category: Yahoo!

Yahoo! has released a sneak peak into Yahoo! BrowserPlus which came out today as A platform for extending the Web: an end-user installs it and a developer uses its features through a small JavaScript library. Some of the features that exist in the platform today include: Drag-and-drop from the desktop Client-side image manipulation (cropping, rotation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:22 am

3.8 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Scrolling Tab View for YUI

Category: Yahoo!

Reid Burke has started a project called yodeler which sets out to create a new set of extensions for YUI. His most recent extension is a tab view which allows the content of each tab to scroll horizontally or vertically: My first offering is an extension of YAHOO.widget.TabView that uses a scroll animation to transition Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:22 am
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3.5 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Writing Your First YUI Application

Category: Tutorial, Yahoo!

Eric Miraglia has posted a great tutorial on how to build your first YUI application. He runs you through the steps of creating a simple application that leverages YUI‘s AutoComplete Control to create a site-search form powered by the Yahoo!’s Search web service. The tutorial is a great walkthrough of both how to build the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:36 am
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4.3 rating from 38 votes

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Making application modules communicate with each other using Decoupling

Category: Component, Examples, Framework, JavaScript, Yahoo!

I’ve been talking about event driven application design in JavaScript in January last year and inspired Caridy Patiño to write his Bubbling Library based on these ideas. Caridy now upped the ante a bit by talking about decoupling using the bubbling library over on the YUI blog. In essence, his solution allows you to have Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:17 pm

4 rating from 29 votes

Reminded of speaking your YAHOO.lang

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Yahoo!

Mitchell Amihod has a nice little post talking about the features in YAHOO.lang which is probably the least mentioned part of YUI. He starts out with the type checking functions such as like isNull(), isUndefined(), isValue(); then he does for a trim(). Did you know that YUI had a mini template language in the form Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:43 am
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3.6 rating from 16 votes

Yahoo! BrowserPlus: Why wait for the news when you have strings?

Category: Gears, Yahoo!

After posting about Yahoo! BrowserPlus, we certainly have more questions than answers, and we could all wait a week or two to learn more. But, where is the fun in that? Thanks to the fact that Open Source software often normally means that you will find a LICENSE.txt, and the binary itself will have information Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:03 am

3.3 rating from 17 votes

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Yahoo! BrowserPlus: The rumour is true

Category: Gears, Yahoo!

Awhile back I heard a rumour that Yahoo! had a “Gears-like” project that was cancelled. I thought this was a shame, as having Yahoo! pushing the browser would be a great thing, and I wished that we could all join forces and push together. It turns out the rumour is true, and even better, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:20 pm

4 rating from 47 votes

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Yahoo! releases new performance best practices

Category: Performance, Yahoo!

Stoyan Stefanov has been working with the Yahoo! engineers to find more best practices, and presented on a new batch: He covers the existing 14 rules, plus 20 new rules for faster web pages. We’ve categorized the optimizations into: server, content, cookie, JavaScript, CSS, images, and mobile. Here are the new items, with details on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:02 am

4.4 rating from 70 votes

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The FireEagle has landed – personal location information for your applications

Category: Announcements, Conferences, Toolkit, Yahoo!

Yahoo’s Tom Coates today finally released FireEagle at ETech 2008. Seeing Tom in the office for quite a while getting everything ready makes me very happy to announce that it is out and invite you to come along and sign up for the beta to start testing and – even more importantly – developing applications Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 6:33 pm
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3.4 rating from 10 votes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Ojay – a chaining wrapper for the YUI

Category: Ajax, Programming, Yahoo!

JavaScript is a language that can be approached from many angles. Historically it was UI-driven web developers that started playing with it, but lately and with the advent of large JS applications “the world’s most misunderstood programming language” is also written by people that feel much more at home in higher programming languages. The nature Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 6:55 am

3 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

YUI 2.5 released – Layout Manager, File Uploader and graphical JavaScript Profiler – and that is just the start

Category: Framework, JavaScript, JSON, Library, Yahoo!

Version 2.5 of the Yahoo User Interface Library (YUI) was released today. You can get all the details on the official blog post, but here’s the “change log”: The new Layout Manager allows you to create multi-pane user interfaces that are collapsible and resizable. The Flash-enhanced File Uploader control might be known to you from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:30 pm

4.1 rating from 49 votes

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Create annotated walk-throughs with Step by Step

Category: Yahoo!

Finding ways to help your users leverage your application’s full potential can be a challenge and UX experts rack their brains daily trying to figure out new ways of improving this experience. One useful technique is the use of annotated walk-throughs which help guide users via detailed textual indicators (eg: popups). Chris Heilmann has created Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:48 am

2.9 rating from 10 votes

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Yahoo! Released ASTRA Flash and Flex components

Category: Flash, Yahoo!

The Flash-y folks at Yahoo! have released a slew of Flash and Flex components in their ASTRA suite: New Flash components: AlertManager — a user interface component that creates alert windows and manages their queue. AudioPlayback — a set of controls for audio playback. MenuBar — a component that renders hierarchical data as a row Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:20 am
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4 rating from 14 votes

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

YUI Grid CSS and Grid Builder

Category: CSS, Utility, Yahoo!

Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo! just found the YUI Grid Builder that does what you would imagine… gives you a tool to generate your CSS layout. Will Duff took that and made YahooPages which adds even more WYSIWYG fun.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:29 am

3.8 rating from 39 votes

Friday, January 25th, 2008

YUI ready to celebrate 2nd Birthday

Category: Announcements, Fun, Yahoo!

The Yahoo User Interface library is now almost 2 years old and the team is getting ready to celebrate with a party on the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, California. If you’re around on 26th of February, why not drop by for the celebrations, meeting the people behind and get some inside information about what the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:46 am
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3.5 rating from 17 votes

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Protagonize: Choose your own Web 2.0 Adventure

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Nick Bouton has released Protagonize, an online writers’ community dedicated to the (nearly) lost art of the adventure, a type of collaborative fiction. Once an author writes a story, others can post branches to that story in different directions. We chatted with Nick about the new site: What was your inspiration? Early forms of this Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:55 pm

3.4 rating from 25 votes