So I posted yesterday in my flurry of catch-up posts about the mad4milk.net guys new framework: MooTools. I’ve had a little time to dig into it and I must say that I’m blown away. In many ways, this is the framework that I’d say CNET should write for itself if it were to take on such a task. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the ‘moo.fx’ Category
Well crap. 1) I love the mad4milk guys (makers of moo.fx, moo.ajax, moo.dom, prototype.lite). 2) their new framework looks AWESOME. 3) as always, their libraries are SUPER TINY.
There aren’t any demos of the functionality quite yet (as of the date of this post), but you can download the first release of thise powerful little tool.
You can also check out what Jonathan Snook has to say about it, having already downloaded and worked with it a bit. He’s also created a simple tutorial on using the new library to create a drag-and-drop example.
Continuing in my efforts to make my code stop leaking (fun!), I’ve been working on a popup handler I wrote recently (which I plan to post and share as soon as, you know, it doesn’t leak). Read the rest of this entry »
Check out this post on this crafty lightbox + moo.fx combination.
So what I’m wondering is if we could also use this kind of tech to prompt users for information. The standard popup window is less than beloved by developers and users. We’ve been using overlib for popups but maybe this kind of faded layover would allow us to highlight the importance of the message more effectively.
Today Download.com rolled out our Watch List product. Users can add items to their list (ajax goodness) and, when said items are updated, they’ll get an email. Read the rest of this entry »
Eric’s comments regarding the use of 3rd party libraries and my response got me thinking that I should post a few examples of what we’ve been doing at Download.com. My only caveat is that I’m probably the person most responsible for this policy as I push for functionality that necessitates their use. Read the rest of this entry »