the sliding date-picker

January 30, 2009

A very cool new idea for a date picker. Check out the demo here

This element enables you to pick dates with a simple slider bar. By dragging the bar over the time-line, the dates change instantly. Besides this, when the user decides to manually change the dates, the bar is automatically adjusted to the corresponding dates. As you are used to from us, the script is based on Prototype/Scriptaculous, but now combined with the very sexy DateJs library.

Tested in Firefox 2.x, and IE6/7 and very very sexy.

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Bill Orcutt recently announced the release of Lily. I can’t get into the demos at work so this is just a note to check this out later.

I’m happy to announce the first beta release of Lily, an open source, Mozilla based visual programming environment written in Javascript. Lily is a modular framework that allows you to wire together Javascript library components graphically. Currently there are Lily modules that wrap components from the YUI, JQuery & Scriptaculous libraries. There are also modules that provide access to the file system, browser storage, network & graphics. Lily programs can be
saved as standalone XULRunner applications or as Firefox addons.

Have a look at the demo applications below to get a feel for some of what Lily can do:

http://www.vimeo.com/625294
http://www.vimeo.com/625739
http://www.vimeo.com/626481
http://www.vimeo.com/625141

Yahoo! User Interface

February 10, 2007

I’ve been tinkering around with the YUI components. The JS libraries offered by Yahoo! look like a really fast way to throw up a quick application. Here is a RSS 2.0 Feed Reader in less than 100 lines of code. Don’t throw out your scriptaculous libraries just yet, but definately worth a look if you’re trying to put together a quick app.