In the Wild for May 26, 2009
Here's a recap of news and notes from the YUI world in the past few weeks. Please use the comments below to let us know what we missed.
- Uizard - a Web Mashup Generator Written in YUI: Writes Ajaxian: "The Korean developer community is not that known to people in the west it seems. Language barriers make it hard to communicate and the web design is very different to what we do here. Being lucky enough to work with developers world-wide in the same company I just got reminded of a tool that was built for the Korea Mashup challenge called Uizard." Uizard was developed by Ryu Sung-tae -- it's servers are challenged by the Ajaxian link, but check it out when they come back up. (Original source.)
- YUI in Use on National Geographic Adventure Magazine: Talk about "in the wild"... Among the online magazines using YUI is National Geographic Magazine, a great resource for those who like to get out of their cubicles and explore the most interesting places in the world. You'll find YUI on the magizine's article pages.
- Satyam on "Changing the Style of an Element in a YUI Widget": YUI's most prolific contributor is as at it again with a new tutorial on how to style YUI widgets. If you're unfamiliar with the process of digging into a widget's markup and CSS using Firebug (or other DOM inspector), you'll find this a must-read tutorial.
- New Orleans Repopulation Data Using Google Maps and YUI: @mattpriour wrote in to tell us about the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center's Repopulation Indicators site, which uses YUI Grids, YUI Loader, and YUI Core in generating a genuinely interesting block-by-block look at New Orleans population levels from 2005 to today. (Original source.)
- Uzvy.com, Groups Solution, Using Tons of YUI: @alokbhardwaj wrote in to tell us about Uzvy.com, a groups site containing discussion groups and "shareboards" that aims to provide a novel and compelling take on the groups space. YUI is used throughout, for modal dialogs, XHR, and much more. (Original source.)
- Eric Abouaf's YQL Execute, Based on Dav Glass's Grids Builder: Eric Abouaf has taken Dav Glass's Grids Builder and added support for YQL query execution, allowing you to build YQL-based pages easily; check out Eric's adaptation here. (Original source.)