In the Wild for September 1, 2009
Here are some of the things we've noticed in the YUI newstream of late. Did we miss something important? Let us know in the comments.
- Matt Snider, "Comparing Widget in YUI2 Versus YUI3": "
- Christian Heilmann, "Converting a Data Table on the Web to an Autocomplete Translator W/YQL & YUI": Chris put up a nice tutorial on how to use YQL to convert tabular data from an arbitrary third party web site into a live datasource for the YUI AutoComplete widget.
- New NatGeo Maps Database Built with YUI: More than 80,000 maps and reports from 370 publishers are available in the National Geographic Map Database Portal, a rich visual UI built with extensive YUI 2.7.0 integration. (Original source.)
- Matt Snider, "YUI3 Tab Key Managed Widget": Matt (of Mint.com, and a YUI contributor) writes about a widget he's updated for YUI3: "The TabKeyManagedWidget was originally a widget I wrote in YUI 2 for the popups on Mint.com. I have changed it a lot sense then, especially in its conversion to YUI 3. The problem we solved, is that sometimes, especially when using in-page popups, one must prevent users from being able to tab through the entire page. So we bound the end-user to a tabbing context, such as a popup or form, preventing the browser from executing its default behavior."
- MLA Citation Helper from Pras Sarkar: If you've ever slogged through the creation of a bibliography in MLA format, you'll appreciate this Citation Helper from Yahoo engineer Pras Sarkar. It's based on YUI 3 and the source code is available on GitHub.
- YUI-Shed on Using Prototype.js with YUI: Writes YUI-Shed: "There are many reasons why you might use prototype.js with yui. You may be moving to Yahoo User Interface, or vice versa, or you may just prefer some flexibility. Whatever the reason, there are some good points to using the two together. I have pointed out several times on this blog and Practical Prototype that I personally prefer this method. I use YUI for the widgets, and use prototype for setting up classes, events, and other low level organization."
- Jim Driscoll, "Making a YUI Calendar Component in JSF2": Jim follows up on his recent YUI Calendar/JSF article with a new piece that focuses on moving the implementation into a JSF component.