In the Wild for November 13, 2009
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- @ara_p's Tool for Graphing YUI Animation Easing Methods: Newly-minted Yahoo! Mail engineer Ara Pehlivanian posted a nifty tool that helps you visualize the various choices afforded you by the easing library in the YUI 2 Animation Utility. (Original source.)
- Kissy Editor, a Simple YUI-based Text Editor Specializing in Chinese Text: Xiaoma, the lead F2E at Taobao.com in China, wrote to tell us about a Taobao project called Kissy Editor. Kissy Editor is a simple Chinese-language text editor based on YUI 2 Yahoo, Dom and Event. It's open-source and hosted on Google Code; if you're interested in collaborating on the project, get in touch through the Kissy project site.
- YUI in Use at Playground-focused Non-profit KaBOOM.org: Elliot Laster, web developer at KaBOOM, wrote in to tell us about the work his team is doing with YUI 2. YUI 2 is used throughout the site, as is jQuery, and is used extensively in the projects section, where you can learn about the playground projects that that KaBOOM is tracking in your area (like this one in San Francisco's Guerrero Park). KaBOOM is "a national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of our children. We passionately believe that play has purpose. We are driven to create a movement in support of this belief." (Original source.)
- YUI Helping to Power WhatPercent.com: Writes Sean from WhatPercent.com: "YUI has really helped us get our site where we wanted it to be fast! Our site is a social media site that let's users check out what the latest online talk is, create personal polls, product reviews, etc, in a quick clean environment supported by YUI's awesome tooltip component and a number of others. Also very exciting was the lack of cross browser compliancy nightmares as we used YUI Reset CSS and YUI Buttons." (Original source.)
- YUI DataTable, TabView, Dialogs and More on DomainSuperstar.com: @domainsuperstar tweeted recently about their YUI-intensive interface. It makes use of a host of YUI 2 components to drive a comprehensive suite of domain research and management tools. (Original source.)
- Jeff Craig's Chromahash is the First YUI 3 Gallery Item on Reddit Programming: As we start the second week of the YUI 3 Gallery, Jeff Craig (@foxxtrot) has hit a quick milestone, registering the first YUI 3 Gallery item to hit Reddit's Programming page. GitHub example is here; YUI 3 Gallery module is here. Congratulations, Jeff!
- Anthony Super's Row Grouping for YUI DataTable: We missed this in August when he released it, but Anthony Super has a row-grouping add-on for YUI DataTable that others in the forums have picked up on. If row grouping is a feature you've been looking for, it's worth checking out. Mark Mansour has a video up of how he's using this functionality on his own site:
- Andrew Wooldridge — YUI 3 Gallery is Prometheus for JS Developers: Writes Andrew: "Just like Prometheus brought fire down from the heavens for mankind, the YUI team has made it possible for you to harness the power of YUI as well as become a part of the YUI 'family' yourself. If you build some set of code using YUI, you can have it show up on the gallery. Nothing special right? Well, if you jump through a few other hoops (clone their repo on github, and agree to their licensing) you can have your own lib code served through their CDN. Yes, you heard that right, the same CDN that Yahoo uses to push code out to their edge servers to make it fast and 'local' to the machines and browsers that need it will be hosting your code as well. You might also someday get a 'golden ticket; and be allowed to be part of YUI itself. This is a pretty unprecedented level of openness in a js library." Read his full post here. (Original source.)
- LA Public Library Using YUI: Stoyan noted recently that the Los Angeles Public Library is using YUI on its book details page, using Adam Moore's TreeView Control to expose information about which branches have copies of a book in circulation and whether those copies are available or checked out. (Original source.)
- Erik Eldridge's Summary of Cardy Patiño Mayea's "Custom YUI 3 Modules" Talk at YUICONF: Erik Eldridge from the Yahoo! Developer Network has a great summary of Caridy Patiño Mayea's talk on YUI 3 custom modules from YUICONF 2009.