Thursday, April 12th, 2007

YUI 2.2.1: onDOMReady and more

Category: Yahoo!

The latest YUI release is out there, 2.2.1. Although it is primarily a bug fix release, there are some important additions. onDOMReady We’re happy to announce the inclusion of the onDOMReady event in the Event utility! Now YUI developers can execute their JavaScript when the DOM loads, and before everything else loads too. This utility Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:37 am

3.7 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Pipes: A tech talk

Category: Presentation, Yahoo!

Pasha Sadril, Jonathan Trevor, and others on the Yahoo! Pipes team showed up at Google to discuss Yahoo! Pipes. The presentation was recorded for all as part of the Google Tech Talk series. The presentation started with Pasha discussing how Pipes came into being, and showing it in action. Then, Jonathan took over to discuss Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.2 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

YUI DataTable with Row Filtering

Category: Component, Yahoo!

Victor Morales was inspired by the ADO.NET disconnected data model, and it’s “Dataview” which led him to implement something similar for YUI. He created a subclass of DataTable that allows the user to filter rows in the datatable, without the need to make another XHR call. Row Filtering The class YAHOO.dpu.widget.DataTable adds the “defaultView” property, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am

4.4 rating from 10 votes

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Couchville: Simple TV Listings

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Couchville is another site that has stepped up to the plate to fill the void after the Yahoo! TV ruckus (there are others such as TV Listings. Couchville’s purpose is to be a simple TV listings website. In addition to being usable and fast, there are interesting features such as the draggable program guide (a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:28 am

3.4 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Ext 1.0 for jQuery Approaches

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Sencha, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum has an early preview release of Ext which shows the decoupling allowing either jQuery or YUI as a core library choice. It is getting very close, and now they just need to nail down items such as getting animations working just right in the jQuery version. Both teams are working together to finish Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am

4.4 rating from 43 votes

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Yahoo! Pipes Support in Dojo

Category: Dojo, Yahoo!

“We make it easier to work with Yahoo’s services than Yahoo does.” That is what Alex believes as he announces that Dojo supports Yahoo! Pipes, which adds to the forward-thinking JSON-P style endpoints. It’s cool and interesting to be able to call out to Pipes from your server-side web-app, but what the mashup-mad word REALLY Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Yahoo! Announces Hosting of YUI libraries on their edge network

Category: Announcements, Yahoo!

I had the pleasure of being at the Yahoo! UI 1st birthday party put on at the Y!HQ in Sunnyvale. A very nice community has cropped up around YUI and it was nice to meet some of them. There was an announcement that went with the festivities: Yahoo! is going to be hosting the YUI Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 am

4.4 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

ClassAnim & HoverHijax: Keeping Presentation out of Your JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, UI, Yahoo!

Jeremy Gillick wants to keep the peanut butter separate from his jam, and to aide this has written a couple of YUI extensions to help out: When you’re animating a rollover or fading some colors do you stop and thing what you’re doing? You’re putting the colors, dimensions and effects into your JavaScript! The presentation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am
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3.7 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

YUI Version 2.2.0 Released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Toolkit, Yahoo!

YUI 2.2.0 has been released one year after YUI was released into open source. The major changes are: Versioning: 0.12.2 to 2.2.0: The new version syncs up the internal and external release numbers Browser History Manager: The YUI Browser History Manager supports all A-grade browsers in managing the back/forward button navigation and bookmarking DataTable Control: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 pm

4.2 rating from 49 votes

ColumnNav: Think Apple Heirarchical Menus

Category: Component, Yahoo!

David Lindquist has created a new component for YUI called ColumnNav. ColumNav is a hierarchical menu implementation utilizing Bill Scott’s Yahoo UI Carousel component. Content is loaded from an unordered list (in the form of a DOM object) and displayed in a scrollable viewport, similar to Column View in the Mac OS X Finder. Features Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 pm

4.1 rating from 41 votes

What Should I Say?

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

What Should I Say? is a new question and answers site that uses YUI, JSON, and other libraries to subtly use Ajax throughout. An example check out the very visual sorting:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am

2.9 rating from 17 votes

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Yahoo! Pipes: Ajax Mashup Builder

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Yahoo! has a new service called Pipes that aims to make it easy to build mashups: Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment. The name of the service pays tribute to Unix pipes, which let programmers do astonishingly clever things by making Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.6 rating from 55 votes

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

WAML: Web Application Markup Language

Category: Framework, Yahoo!

Evgenios Skitsanos has created WAML: Web Application Markup Language: WAML is another approach of combining existed AJAX frameworks under single Application Markup Language. WAML – Web Application Markup Language. WAML allows you to define your web application appearance and functionality by using simple XML like syntax mixed with HTML. The idea behind WAML is to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am

2.5 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Event-Driven Web Application Design

Category: Articles, Yahoo!

Christian Heilmann is talking about Event-Driven Web Application Design on the YUI blog: The crux of the matter is that we don’t really yet understand how to build a real web application. We take tried and true methodologies that cover other development scenarios and try to shoe-horn them into something that helps us to achieve Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:10 am

4 rating from 24 votes

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Browser Cache Usage: Only 40-60%?

Category: Yahoo!

Tenni Theurer has posted a second part of performance research on Browser Cache Usage – Exposed!. The article measures the performance of with a full cache compared to an empty one (2.4s vs. 0.9s) and then shows a surprisingly low number of people heading over cached up: 40-60% of Yahoo!’s users have an empty Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:39 am

4.1 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Using YUI in GreaseMonkey Scripts

Category: Yahoo!

Carlo Zottmann, a Yahoo! engineer in Munich, is a fan of GreaseMonkey and wanted to use YUI in his user scripts. His article provides a reusable model for how to make use of YUI in the GM script without stomping on any YUI use already on the page: In this brief article, I’ll share with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:47 am

3.6 rating from 29 votes