YAML – Yet Another Multicolumn Layout

“Yet Another Multicolumn Layout” ist ein Framework zur Erstellung moderner und flexibler Layouts auf Grundlage von float-Umgebungen. Dabei stehen ein möglichst hohes Maß an Flexibilität und Zugänglichkeit im Vordergrund. Innerhalb eines Tutorials wird die Funktionsweise der einzelnen Bausteine erläutert.

[Web: Yet Another Multicolumn Layout]

Published in: on June 29, 2006 at 8:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

The AJAX response: XML, HTML, or JSON?

This is an interesting article about the “ideal” output format for the AJAX response on Quirksmode.
I like the JSON approach.

Published in: on June 21, 2006 at 8:08 am  Leave a Comment  

jQuery – New Wave Javascript

jQuery: New Wave Javascript

jQuery is a new type of Javascript library. It is not a huge, bloated, framework promising the best in AJAX – nor is just a set of needlessly complex enhancements – jQuery is designed to change the way that you write Javascript.

$("p.surprise").addClass("ohmy").show("slow");

The above code snippet looks for all paragraphs that have a class of ‘surprise’, adds the class ‘ohmy’ to them, then slowly reveals them. Click the ‘Run’ button to see it in action! 

Commands Map

There are  a lot of similarities between jQuery and the well known prototype library. JQuery offers an Tutorial for Using Prototype and jQuery Together. Don’t forget to checkout the demo section.
The Event Selector Showdown on the jQuery blog is pretty amazing, too.

[via jquery.com]

Published in: on June 4, 2006 at 9:18 pm  Comments (1)  

Ajax and Your CMS

CMS Watch published an interesting article about Ajax and CMS backends. Thanks to Jonathan Downes and Joe Walker.

For the Web CMS world, Ajax offers the possibility for a better user experience for content authors as well as site visitors. But what of its limitations? While Ajax delivers many benefits, it also creates a few challenges. This article will look at some of the benefits and limitations of Ajax for managing web content.

From my point of view this is how CMS backends nowerdays should look like:

Ajax and Your CMS — CMS Watch

Published in: on June 1, 2006 at 7:20 am  Leave a Comment