Monday, September 17th, 2007

Yojo: Loading YUI with the Dojo loader

Category: Dojo, Yahoo!

James Burke has made a call out for a little bit of collaboration as he discussed Yojo: Loading YUI with the Dojo loader: I like Dojo 0.9, and I think it has a great solution to loading JS modules dynamically. The core of the Dojo loader has been there since the beginning of the project, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:41 am

3.2 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

YUI Dom Collection’s Region methods to the rescue!

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Yahoo!

One of the reason’s I like reading articles by Christian Heilmann is because of his innovative solutions to common problems and his ability to clearly explain the rationale behind the solutions. I was first exposed to this when I was reading his book, Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax. I became a fan then Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am

3.3 rating from 23 votes

Video: Steve Souders, Chief Performance Yahoo for Yahoo!, discusses site performance

Category: Performance, Yahoo!

By now, most have read Yahoo!’s Thirteen Simple Rules for Speeding Up Your Web Site as well as used the YSlow Firefox extension to determine how pages are performing. Sometimes, though, its just better to actually see and hear the concepts to get a good grasp of things. Now you can see a video of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Yahoo! introduces new “Vote to Promote” pattern

Category: Yahoo!

Yahoo! is known for having a comprehensive design patterns library providing patterns for a variety of use cases. Their newest pattern aims to tackle Digg & Reddit types of scenarios in which a user wants to “promote a particular piece of content in a community pool of submissions”. Rationale This pattern has come to popularity Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

3.1 rating from 22 votes

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Asynchronous File Upload with YUI

Category: Examples, Yahoo!

Cuong Tham has written up an example of implementing asynchronous file upload using YUI. His example walks through the steps required to build the functionality, and ends up with the following simple meat: < View plain text > javascript function init(){   var onUploadButtonClick = function(e){     //the second argument of setForm is crucial, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:34 am

2.9 rating from 54 votes

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

YUI gets a sharp-looking lightbox

Category: Yahoo!

YUI has some really impressive components but one thing that’s been missing is a good lightbox implementation. Cuong over at Code Central has taken on the task of building a lightbox by first showing how easy it is to create one in YUI! and then making it look slick using YUI 2.3.0’s eye candy skin. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:30 am

3.9 rating from 40 votes

Keep on squeezing with YUI Compressor

Category: Utility, Yahoo!

Julien Lecomte keeps rev’ing his new YUI Compressor with a 2.0 release. What’s new? I am very pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the YUI Compressor. In addition to fixing several bugs and implementing a few enhancements suggested by the community, I also integrated Isaac Schlueter’s regular expression based CSS minifier. Therefore, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:44 am

4.5 rating from 32 votes

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Amazing Ajax Solitaire

Category: Framework, Fun, Games, Showcase, Yahoo!

In the “I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-Flash” category, Robert Schultz pointed us to his amazing World of Solitaire website, implemented with YUI, MochiKit and PlotKit: It’s hard to single out a favorite feature, from it’s ability to rescale the size of the cards when you resize the browser window to its impressive animations and smooth drag-and-drop. Definitely worth a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:29 am

3.3 rating from 129 votes

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Tales of the Rich Text Editor and Safari Support

Category: Yahoo!

I love to hear the stories behind the technology. This way you have a chance of learning from a fellow developers trials and tribulations. Dav Glass of the YUI team was in charge of building the new Rich Text Editor that was just released, and has documented part of the journey which includes how he Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:05 am

3.3 rating from 79 votes

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

BuiltWith What Tech?

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

BuiltWith is the latest attempt at gathering information about a given URL. It aims to weazel around and find out as much technical information about the site as possible. For example: What web server? What JavaScript libraries? Do they use a CDN? What analytics programs do they use? What widgets are installed If you have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:03 am

3.2 rating from 31 votes

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Flickr’s New File Uploader

Category: Flash, Showcase, Yahoo!

Flickr has released a new browser photo uploader that uses Flash and JavaScript to let users grab multiple files, and give them progress on the upload process. The heavy lifting is done by the Flash FileReference & FileReferenceList classes, which give you the callbacks on progress.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 am

3.1 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

YUI 2.3 Released: Rich Text Editor, Components, and Themes

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit, Yahoo!

YUI 2.3 has been released with six new components, as well as a skinning architecture and a new look for the components. Features Rich Text Editor: Cross-browser support has always been a major challenge for RTEs, and we think you’ll be impressed with how well this editor works across the various environments. You can instantiate Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:18 am

3.8 rating from 52 votes

Monday, July 30th, 2007

YUI-based Image Cropper Widget

Category: Yahoo!

Julien Lecomte of Yahoo! has written a YUI-based image cropper widget that allows you to easily select which region of an image you’d like to crop. This widget works on all A-grade browsers in both standards mode and quirks mode. Once you setup the CSS and JavaScript you simply: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:48 am

2.6 rating from 68 votes

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

iPhone Interface in JavaScript

Category: iPhone, Mobile, WebKit, Yahoo!

David Cann has mocked up an iPhone interface in JavaScript using Yahoo! UI. His example is just a wrapper around Digg, but you can download the interface and put in your own application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:18 am

3.2 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Molu: The Search Spider

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Molu is a search engine created by Himanshu Joshi. The application makes heavy use of Yahoo! UI, and it packs a lot into the results page, including: Open the page inline Squeeze URL Extract links in this page Download this page in PDF format

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:15 am

3.7 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Newsvine Live: Evergreen is forever

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Newsvine has relaunched itself. The “evergreen” release empowers the user to create a newspaper that fits their taste. You will now see: That you can drag and drop content around the page You can add news sources You see how live the web stream is The live piece is a little disorientating (but you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:50 am

3.4 rating from 14 votes