Weekend Links – AJAX ASCII Art, Website Evolution, FlexiGrid jQuery, IE CSS Compatibility, jQuery File Tree, PHP Logging Class

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Gaia AJAX ASCII Art Generator

Lets be honest: ASCII is truly on of the coolest accomplishments in programming history. Combined with AJAX, it's even better.

http://ajaxwidgets.com/Ascii-Art/AsciiArt.aspx

The Evolution of Websites: How 10 Popular Websites Have (and Have Not) Changed

I loved this article. I remember when some of these websites (ESPN, CNN, etc.) looked horrible. Check out this article to take a trip down memory lane!

http://www.wakeuplater.com/index.php/website-building/evolution-of-websites-10-popular-websites.aspx

FlexiGrid for jQuery

FlexiGrid is an ultra cool table widget built using jQuery. Very user-friendly and provides great control over the table data.

http://webplicity.net/flexigrid/

CSS Compatibility and Internet Explorer

Sounds like an oxymoron, right? The friendly people over at MSDN have created numerous table detailing CSS support in each version of Internet Explorer.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc351024(VS.85).aspx

jQuery File Tree

There are a thousand different JavaScript file tree scripts out there, but this one is the most impressive I've seen so far.

http://abeautifulsite.net/notebook.php?article=58

PHP Logging Class

I've tinkered around with creating my own logging class but after seeing this I may not have to. If you're PHP programmer, try out this awesome logging class. It could save you a lot of time down the road!

http://urbanoalvarez.es/blog/2008/03/21/php-logging-class/

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    Create Namespaced Classes with MooTools

    MooTools has always gotten a bit of grief for not inherently using and standardizing namespaced-based JavaScript classes like the Dojo Toolkit does.  Many developers create their classes as globals which is generally frowned up.  I mostly disagree with that stance, but each to their own.  In any event...

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    Responsive and Infinitely Scalable JS Animations

    Back in late 2012 it was not easy to find open source projects using requestAnimationFrame() - this is the hook that allows Javascript code to synchronize with a web browser's native paint loop. Animations using this method can run at 60 fps and deliver fantastic...

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