Based on positive feedback to last week’s post (thanks!), I’m going to keep writing these In the Wild columns. There’s tons of great YUI content created by the community but it can be time consuming to find, and so I hope this roundup continues to be useful. (Also new this week is a Features Job Opening sidebar module on this blog. We hope it’s unobtrusive over there, while still getting the word out about a few of our key opportunities.)
Another Tabbed Interface, a new post from Yahoo! London’s Lawrence Carvalho’s personal blog, shares how he built Draggable/Reorderable Tabs and Closable Tabs by extending YUI Tabs and Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) concepts.
Using the YUI Menu Control by Dan Wellman is a tutorial covering how to create a basic menu, how to render and display the menu, and how to change the menu’s styling. Thanks Dan!
ETags are not a panacea — Speaking of speed,
IMB Senior Technical Staff member Patrick Mueller writes on their developerWorks site about the role and impact of ETags and explores ways to make your sites and apps faster. In addition to the insights about ETags, he takes a look at YUI’s free hosting and has this to say (my emphasis):
ASP.NET Web Controls for the Yahoo! User Interface Library by Luke
Frost looks to be a very promising effort. He writes:
In order to make these controls work well in an ASP.NET environment, it is a useful exercise to create custom web controls which can make it easy to drop these controls onto any ASP.NET page. Currently, the following YUI controls are supported: Button, Calendar, Panel, Tooltip, Logger, Menu, and TabView.
When we put together this year’s internal front-end engineering summit at Yahoo! back in March — an annual event bringing together hundreds of our front-end specialists from across the globe — we invited Brad Neuberg to give the keynote. His speech was titled “Inventing the Future” and he blogged about the experience this week.
BarCamp in Charlottesville on June 15/16 lists YUI prominently on their agenda, so if you’re in the Virgina area you might want to check it out.
Molu – The Search Spider is a new search engine (in beta) that uses YUI extensively.
OK, that’s it for now. If you have links for me to cover in the next installment (or feedback on the format) please add them to the comments, send them to me directly (natek at yahoo dash inc dot com) or tag them yui.blog on del.icio.us.
(Update: Note that I corrected two errors above: it’s Luke Foust not
Frost, and Patrick Mueller works at IBM not IMB.)