John
jcfiala
Denver, CO
Post #: 252
Hey folks.

I'm working on a fairly high pressure PHP consulting gig at the moment, and wanted to call folks' attention to 'Scriptaculous' (http://script.aculo.u...­, which is a dang helpful AJAX/Javascript library for doing cool things with websites.

I don't know if anyone else here has any experience with it - I've just started out, but I was able to make it do some pretty impressive-looking effects with just a little work.

Anyone else have thoughts/reviews on this library? the license is very open for using it with either open or closed projects...
Greg K.
Greg-Knaddison
Denver, CO
Post #: 3
I prefer jquery - http://jquery.com/...­ while I haven't used either very much (and am hardly qualified to speak on the subject) jQuery strikes me as being th emore logical way to approach the problem.
A former member
Post #: 5
And don't forget about Dojo and Rico.
A former member
Post #: 208
While we are at it, Behavior is another. Just starting to get into this javascript stuff though, so I am looking into a lot of them.
John
jcfiala
Denver, CO
Post #: 256
I'll have to look at those others once I'm done with the PHP project from hell - I continue to use Scriptaculous, and it works pretty well for what I want to do. But I'll have to take some time and look at those other libraries as well.

One problem with Scriptaculous is that the documentation is not the best, and it's all wiki-fied - which meant that when the wiki went down for a day a few days ago I was completely out of documentation. :(
A former member
Post #: 6
Agreed, the documentation for Scriptaculous (and Prototype, for that matter) is pretty much atrocious. Ah well, guess that's life on the bleeding edge, eh? smile
John
jcfiala
Denver, CO
Post #: 268
Agreed, the documentation for Scriptaculous (and Prototype, for that matter) is pretty much atrocious. Ah well, guess that's life on the bleeding edge, eh? smile

This is the best documentation I found for Prototype:

http://www.sergiopere...­

This also looks good:

http://blogs.ebusines...­
Roy F. D.
Himeldad
Westminster, CO
Post #: 1
I have downloaded it and dinked with one of the functions. It works great with FireFox but falls apart in IE6. I am assuming that most people will not migrate to the "new" IE7 for a while - year or so - and therefore will use it on a limited basis. I hate to add browser specific code to my web pages. But for the mostpart, it is pretty cool.
A former member
Post #: 227
That is the reason I have avoided JS until now. Unfortunately, it is now expected to be able to have some fanciness to the pages.
Greg K.
Greg-Knaddison
Denver, CO
Post #: 4
In my experience, jquery handles most modern browsers (e.g. IE6 and7, Safari from 10.3+ all Firefox/Opera) fairly well.

On a related note: I just noticed that IE7 is a "high priority" update and has been for about a month now, so we should start seeing it grow pretty quickly. On a web design related sites where I have stats (with ~2,000 visitors/day) IE7 has grown to 20% of the user base. Between the IE7 automatic install and Vista rolling out in early 2007 hopefully the IE7 growth will be quick.
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