- Mootools Drag and Drop Example
Because the site for the new Mootools library is not yet complete, demos of the libraries capabilities are still scarce. This demo shows off how the library handles drag-and-drop with greater control (and a couple more pitfalls) than its competitors.
- AJAX-based One-Page Checkout: Video
- “Atlas” 1.0 Naming and Roadmap
Microsoft will have a fully-supported 1.0 release of its Atlas library around year’s end. It will be split into three products: the Microsoft AJAX Library (the non-ASP.NET client side stuff), the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions, and the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit.
- Internet Explorer feedback system a disaster
This slipped by while I was on holiday, but it was important enough for me to post belatedly. Microsoft’s public Internet Explorer bug tracking system seems to be off to a shaky start.
In this essay, Chris Heilmann discourages the use of CSS for adding interactive user interface features (often based on the :hover pseudoclass).
- Text-Resize Detection
- Mashup University goes virtual: Video of all classes are finally online!
Downloadable QuickTime videos of the presentations given at Mashup Camp this past July are now available. Beware, the files are pretty large. Streaming Flash versions are expected soon.
- IMHO: InterAKT with Adobe
- Sleek Photoshop->Flash integration sneak at Flashforward
From the FlashForward conference currently on in Austin, Adobe has provided a sneak peek at integration between Photoshop and Flash 9. Specifically, you’ll be able to import PSD files into Flash with a great deal of control.
- Depression in the IT Professions
Style Master developer John Allsopp discusses his experience with depression, getting turned down for income protection insurance as a result, and how depression may be an imminent epidemic in the IT industry.
- Webyog contributes the source code of SQLyog to the Open Source Community
SQLyog, a slick Windows GUI application for managing MySQL databases, has been released for free under the Open Source GPL license. A commercial Enterprise edition is also available with a few extra features.
- Crazy Egg – visualize your visitors
Crazy Egg is a service that lets you monitor the trends of mouse click positions and hyperlink clickthroughs across your sites. I’ve seen stuff like this before, but the heat map view is pretty darned cool.
- IIS 7.0 RC1
If you’re on Windows, chances are you’ll need to get familiar with IIS 7.0 in Windows Vista before too long. Listing many major changes (including the virtual hosts on the desktop version, and lots of ASP.NET integration), this summary is worth a look.
- CSS Control Adapter Toolkit Update
ASP.NET is often criticized for generating bad markup. The CSS Control Adapters for ASP.NET 2.0 are designed to produce clean HTML ready for pure CSS styling, and add a new “ASP.NET CSS Friendly Web Site” option to Visual Studio.
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