In the Wild for January 6, 2009
Happy New Year from all of us here at Yahoo. Here's a digest of YUI-related news from the holiday season. As always, we invite you to let us know what we've missed by adding a comment below.
- YUI Sightings — MojoPortal: mojoPortal's author Joe Audette suggests that you "think of mojoPortal as a Starter Kit for Advanced ASP.NET Web Sites and Portals". It's a flexible, attractive CMS that leverages the power of both YUI and jQuery. An introductory video is available for those interested in learning more about mojoPortal's capabilities.
- YUI Sightings — The Photo Stream: Scroll through the news of the day in a rich visual lightbox — and become a contributor or editor while you're at it. The Photo Stream is one of many sites exploring what the presentation of news will become as the web gets richer and more interactive. The site uses several YUI components, including nice animation effects when you scroll the image canvas left or right.
- YUI Sightings — Bulgarian Maps Site Map.bg: Map.bg is a mapping site for Bulgaria built by Iliyan Peychev, Atanas Himchev, and Todor Todorov using nearly 20 components in the YUI family. All of the core and utility components are present, and rich YUI controls like Layout Manager, TreeView, AutoComplete, Button, Panel and Slider play a prominent role here as well. (Via Stoyan Stefanov.)
- YUI Sightings — Do It, Do It, Done! Tasklist Management Site: Glenn wrote in to tell us about his site, Do It, Do It, Done! Here's how he describes it: "Finally, a to-do list app with style and flair! We’ve created a simple web-app for making lists - and the YUI library plays a huge role in it! We use it everywhere! We leverage the YUILoader Utility to bring pieces in as we need them and keep the initial load small! One of the great things about it was, after our initial development, when testing on older platforms such as IE6, some aspects of our layout got broken, etc., but the YUI stuff all simply worked perfectly. Thanks a bunch YUI Team! We are now working on our next project - and it’s YUI all the way!" Thanks for the tip, Glenn, and congrats on the launch. (Original source.)
- YUI Sightings — ThrillCall, a New Concert-tracking Site: Reader Jason wrote in with the following "In the Wild" tip: "Hi, I’m a former Yahoo who has been working at the startup ThrillCall (http://ThrillCall.com). I did all of the frontend work and use YUI everywhere on the site. You will notice many of the widgets including Modal, Overlay, Tooltip, Slider, etc. are used throughout the site. I extended the base classes and added additional functionality unique to our site." ThrillCall looks like a fantastic site for tracking nearby concerts and staying on top of the touring schedules of your favorite artists; thanks for the tip, Jason! (Original source.)
- Christian Romney's Functional Method Collection for YUI: Gabe Moothart has updated Christian Romney's YUI-Functional method collection, which is up on GitHub. The collection includes each, collect, inject, indexOf, detect, select, reject, grep, partition, and zip functions. Gabe's update brings the collection up-to-date for YUI 2.6.0. Christian has licensed YUI-Functional under a BSD license, matching that of YUI.
- YUI Sightings — Romanian Social Site Joined.ro: Commenter laura wrote in to tell us about Joined.ro, a "Facebook-meets-LinkedIn" site for the Romanian market. The authors are implementing a variety of YUI building blocks including Animation, Drag&Drop, Buttons, Containers and more.
- Web Interface for YUI Compressor: refresh-sf.com has put up a web interface for YUI Compressor — this is convenient if you just need to use it periodically and don't want to download and setup the app yourself. Check it out here. (Original source.)
- YUI Sightings — TwiTree.com: Asvin Balloo of HTMLBlog created a new Twitter app called TwiTree that revisualizes your Twitter followers in a recursive tree structure. "I am happy to announce the launch of twitree.com," Asvin writes. "It's a twitter application which allows a twitterer to view his followers in a tree-like navigation, which can be expanded... The application is very much in an initial phase and there are some limitations, like only 100 followers are being returned, rate limiting, etc... Stay tuned for further information." (Original source.)
- YUI-based Table Striper: Asvin Balloo is back with a new YUI-based helper script for striping the color on table rows.
YAHOO.tool.FireUnit.attach();. That’s it! All the results will be output to the Test tab in Firebug. (Original source.)
- Enhancing Search Boxes With YUI: Karthik Viswanathan wrote a YUI AutoComplete implementation tutorial on Lateral Code. Writes Karthik: "earch boxes enable users to find what they need quickly and efficiently. By adding an auto complete (or search assist) effect to these boxes, web designers further aid their users by expressing their site’s content through suggested search terms." Check out the full blog post for the tutorial and demo.
- YUI Sightings — Wordcraft, a New, Lightweight Blogging Platform: Brian Moon has created Wordcraft, a new blogging platform aiming for light weight and simplicity. Brian implemented YUI to drive the admin portion of the platform. Wordcraft is open source and you can find the source on Google Code. (Original source.)
- Consuming Flickr's API with YUI's Get Utility: joedag32.com offer's up a script to pull in data from the powerful Flickr API using YUI's Get Utility, obviating the need for a server-side proxy.