In the Wild for March 2, 2009
Here's the latest digest of YUI news and notes from the past few weeks. You can follow these in realtime on the YUI Library Twitter feed. As always, please let us know in the comments if there's something important we missed.
- Stoyan Stefanov's Site Search Bookmarklet with YUI and BOSS: Stoyan has created a bookmarklet that generates a YUI and BOSS-powered search box for your site (or any collection of sites). Writes Stoyan: "Ever wanted to search only the web site you're currently on? Not the page, but the whole site. And only this site, not the rest of the web. This bookmarklet does just that." Using the excellent BOSS engine ("build your own search service") from Yahoo! Search, along with YUI components like Adam Moore's Get Utility, Stoyan provides a nice addition for any site, with the code available on GitHub. He's even provided a screencast to get you started:
- Exponent CMS 0.97 GA Arrives with Tighter YUI Integration: From the Exponent CMS blog post regarding the 0.97 GA release: "Many components now take advantage of YUI's JS and CSS framework, including Navigation Management, News, Calendar, Image Gallery, Navigation Module Views, and the administrative chrome. A very tight integration with YUI Loader also provides a great framework for YUI Developers to quickly get scripts up and going, letting Exponent and YUI handle the work of figuring out dependencies." (Original source.)
- Weight-prediction with YUI Sliders and Charts: Do you find yourself needing to bulk up or slim down in the coming months? M.J. Henderson's Weight Predictor app takes input about your lifestyle and calorie consumption and forecasts your resulting weight curve. YUI Sliders are used for the input and the YUI Charts Control is used to visualize your forecast.
- EveryCalc BMI Calculator with YUI Carousel: There are many "body mass index" calculators on the web, but this is the first one we've seen that shows you pictures of celebrities who have the same BMI that you do. Relevant to the YUI world, those pictures are shown using Gopal Venkatasen's YUI Carousel. Not surprisingly, the lower your body mass is the more pictures there are to compare yourself to in the celebrity world.
- YUI Sighting — Dmitry Monin's Lightnote CMS: Dmitry Monin has released version 1.0.1a of his Lightnote CMS. Writes Dmitry, "[Lightnote] is a Web 2.0 CMS, which makes use of many YUI components like Animation, AutoComplete, DataTable, Drag and Drop, Element, Uploader, YUI Compressor, and of course a lot of Yahoo, Dom, Event and Connection Manager." (Original source.)
- YUI Compressor Ported for .Net: Users purekrome and Crenna at have launched a port of Julien Lecomte's YUI Compressor for .Net environments. The port is based on YUI Compressor 2.4.2 and shares all of the goals of any compressor/minifier: to make the code much smaller without ever changing the way the code functions.
- YUI Sighting — FoodPrints Mashup for Nutritional Information: Sargis Dallakyan has "used YUI AutoComplete, DataTable and Rich Text Editor for [his] website called Food Prints (http://food-prints.appspot.com) which runs on Google App Engine. Food Prints provides easy to use access to USDA National Nutrient Database. The back-end is powered by Google App Engine and Django. The front-end is using Yahoo! User Interface Library and Google AJAX Search." (Original source.)
- YUI Sighting — PilotOutlook.com: Aircraft ridesharing site PilotOutlook.com has integrated Matt Sweeney's YUI TabView and Jenny Han Donnelly's YUI DataTable to energize its market-leading site for pilots. (Original source.)