SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 51 to 61 of 61
  1. #51
    SitePoint Member Zanicar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I will also throw my weight in behind jquery... Just rewritten part of a system we are developing to use jquery cause it cuts down on developing our own libraries. Nice feature I like with jquery is that you can have AJAX return XML, plain text, JavaScript Objects and even pure javascript scriplets that are executed on a successful callback!

  2. #52
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    70
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you are using Rails, then the clear choice would be prototype/scriptaculous. Otherwise, I think you would need to determine what exactly it is that you will be using the library for, and then decide which is the best way to go.

    One thing I feel should be mentioned.....DO NOT let a JS library get in the way of learning JS first. You should really learn JS before you depend on a library for development work. This will save you lots of headaches and time later on.

  3. #53
    SitePoint Zealot Para's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://mootools.net/ is excellent!

  4. #54
    Working on it... Contrid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Online
    Posts
    955
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Para View Post
    http://mootools.net/ is excellent!
    This looks great!
    One thing I truly like about it is the forums.
    jQuery needs one of those. I cannot stand mailing lists.

    All of these libraries seem to have very unique features and advantages.
    I'm thinking of giving MooTools a go on a project I'm currently working on.
    Have been experimenting with jQuery and really like it though.
    And so I got lost in code...completely asphyxiated by it...

    Premium WordPress plugins - Tribulant Software

  5. #55
    The Mind's I ® silver trophy Dark Tranquility's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    KSA - UAE
    Posts
    9,458
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use mainly prototype, but I also use jQuery and dojo from time to time

  6. #56
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 mootools
    +1 YUI

    The former is great on sites that require the occasional AJAX based form elements; an AHAH widget; or those nifty functions that often require some coding (Cookies, anyone?). Simple, lightweight, and well documented.

    YUI, on the other hand, is for those who enjoy Java. It's heavy, complex, and offers options for everything. The provided libraries cover most of what is needed for developing rich web applications. For those additional features, a simple object-oriented approach does the job.

    Finally, make sure that whatever lib you choose, you get AJAX file uploads (if you need it, of course). I had trouble with prototype 1.4 on this one. If there is an extension, I don't know about it, but YUI does it.

  7. #57
    SitePoint Evangelist spinmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    458
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like jQuery...

  8. #58
    Working on it... Contrid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Online
    Posts
    955
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I only saw this today...but Opera also has their own JavaScript libraries.

    http://dev.opera.com/libraries/
    And so I got lost in code...completely asphyxiated by it...

    Premium WordPress plugins - Tribulant Software

  9. #59
    SitePoint Enthusiast JohnShaft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    England
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another vote for jQuery.

    I have almost zero Javascript knowledge. And had spent many hours trying to get an EditInPlace type thing running by following examples from pages (which used diffferent AJAX libraries).

    It wasn't until I found one that used jQuery (jEditable) that I finally started to get something together because I could follow the small code.

    So definitely jQuery++;

  10. #60
    The Mind's I ® silver trophy Dark Tranquility's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    KSA - UAE
    Posts
    9,458
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Para View Post
    http://mootools.net/ is excellent!
    I've looked at it and it looks nice too

  11. #61
    Working on it... Contrid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Online
    Posts
    955
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have been spending some time with Scriptaculous and Prototype over the past day or so. It really is great. There are some features I missed from the jQuery library, but the effects and selectors that Scriptculous provides is great. Might give Mootools a try on a new project sometime.
    And so I got lost in code...completely asphyxiated by it...

    Premium WordPress plugins - Tribulant Software


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •