November 29th, 2006 by Aaron N.
It’s not as complete at my Mootools Primer/Tutorial but it is pretty friendly. You get to watch a screencast of someone setting up a document with Mootools and then implementing a few effects like Drag, Resize, Opacity, as well as an Ajax example.
November 25th, 2006 by Aaron N.
To go along with the posting of our collection of scripts, I’m still writing tutorials on how to make use of all our code. Today’s update is for all our extensions to the Mootools libraries that we’ve written.
You’ll find new helper functions, new extensions to ajax, string, element, window and more. For the most part, you can just drop these scripts into your environment and they should work. If there are dependencies, you can find them listed at the top of each script.
November 23rd, 2006 by Aaron N.
Here’s a nice little extension I found on the mootools forums. It let’s you assign an action to any element when the element has focused and the user clicks a key. I haven’t played around with it yet, but it’s super small and looks useful for form inputs and whatnot. Credit goes to BlackMac. Read the rest of this entry »
November 22nd, 2006 by Aaron N.
November 20th, 2006 by markbult
Google has released its Google Web Toolkit (GWT) for the Mac. Version 1.2 now works on OS X as well as Linux and Windows.
There’s also a Google Web Toolkit blog where you can follow the Toolkit’s development progress.
PS> This is my first post to Clientside since it went public to the world, so I thought that I should, like Aaron, also throw out a “hello world.”
I’m Mark Bult, an Art Director at CNET Networks, currently working on redesigns of Webshots.com, UrbanBaby.com, and Consumating.com, three of CNET’s community and lifestyle properties.
I also blog about Mac and graphic design stuff (and personal stuff, so you’ve been warned that a lot of it’s boring) at enews.org.
November 16th, 2006 by Aaron N.
Holy crap I want to install this.
Firebug 1.0 is currently in beta, and looks very different to the 0.4.1 that we all know and love.
The new website Get Firebug gives you a glimpse of what is coming shortly:
I really like how the top screenshot is actually â€œliveâ€, letting you click on the tabs to see each area. Very nice indeed.
November 16th, 2006 by Aaron N.
via Ajaxian. I know that Valerio over at Mootools has a similar application that he has working in Mootools but hasn’t released yet.
* Specify what filetypes are to be displayed in the upload dialog
* Upload multiple files using normal ctrl/shift-click to select multiple files
* Get file size and other info before upload starts and report that information back to the page.
* Style upload buttons any way we want using html/css and more…
upload_backend : "../../upload.php",
button_image : "images/custom_button.png",
button_mouseover_image : "images/custom_button_over.png",
width : "258px",
height : "82px",
target : "SWFUpload",
allowed_filetypes : "*.gif;*.jpg;*.png",
upload_start_callback : 'uploadStart',
upload_progress_callback : 'uploadProgress',
upload_complete_callback : 'uploadComplete',
upload_error_callback : 'uploadError',
upload_cancel_callback : 'uploadCancel'
November 14th, 2006 by Aaron N.
Here’s a trick I learned from Valerio (author of Mootools) on how to handle options for classes and functions. After refactoring a couple of legacy scripts I thought I’d share for those of you who might not know it already. This example below uses the Mootools syntax for class creation, but the rest of it can be used even on its own I think. Read the rest of this entry »
November 2nd, 2006 by Aaron N.
Ajaxian brings us this post on Amberjack, an open source site tour function. I like it and it’s pretty small (4K packed). I wonder how successful something like this would be on CNET. Yahoo has something similar that gives you a tour of a single page and it looks really nice (it was on their new home page for a while when you first visited).
There is a tour wizard to make it simple to create your own tours, and a JSON technique is used to post-fetch skins.
Checkout a sample tour to see it in action.