Weekend Links – MooTools, jQuery, CSS Animations, Firefox 3, Phing, JavaScript Super Mario Kart

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How To Create A ‘MooTools Homepage' Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery

MooTools' website's subnavigation effect is pretty popular and easy to implement in Moo JavaScript. NetTuts shows you how to do it using jQuery.

http://nettuts.com/html-css-techniques/how-to-create-a-mootools-homepage-inspired-navigation-effect-using-jquery/

CSS Animations via MooTools

You know those Safari-only effects created by Webkit? Well, now you can emulate those easily with this Moo script.

http://ajaxian.com/archives/css-animations-via-mootools

jQuery Interactive Date Range Picker with Shortcuts

This jQuery date range picker is a piece of art. Not only a mini calendar, but some unique options. Hook this up.

http://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/jquery_interactive_date_range_picker_with_shortcuts/

Firefox 3 On Track To Be The Speediest Browser

Firefox 3 is out-of-control fast. I couldn't be more happy with release candidate 1.

http://lifehacker.com/391547/firefox-3-on-track-to-be-speediest-browser

Phing - PHP Project Build System

My favorite part of putting together a java project is using Apache Ant. Phing is the PHP flavor of Ant and I hope to try this out soon.

http://phpimpact.wordpress.com/2007/06/30/phing-php-project-build-system-based-on-apache-ant/

Javascript Super Mario Kart

I really need to figure out this <canvas> tag. People are doing some sweet programming with it. This time, we get Mario Kart!

http://blog.nihilogic.dk/2008/05/javascript-super-mario-kart.html

Recent Features

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    9 Mind-Blowing WebGL Demos

    As much as developers now loathe Flash, we're still playing a bit of catch up to natively duplicate the animation capabilities that Adobe's old technology provided us.  Of course we have canvas, an awesome technology, one which I highlighted 9 mind-blowing demos.  Another technology available...

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    Camera and Video Control with HTML5

    Client-side APIs on mobile and desktop devices are quickly providing the same APIs.  Of course our mobile devices got access to some of these APIs first, but those APIs are slowly making their way to the desktop.  One of those APIs is the getUserMedia API...

Incredible Demos

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    MooTools FontChecker Plugin

    There's a very interesting piece of code on Google Code called FontAvailable which does a jQuery-based JavaScript check on a string to check whether or not your system has a specific font based upon its output width. I've ported this functionality to MooTools. The MooTools...

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    Create a Spinning, Zooming Effect with CSS3

    In case you weren't aware, CSS animations are awesome.  They're smooth, less taxing than JavaScript, and are the future of node animation within browsers.  Dojo's mobile solution, dojox.mobile, uses CSS animations instead of JavaScript to lighten the application's JavaScript footprint.  One of my favorite effects...

Discussion

  1. I only love the css animations with mootools !
    I don’t like Jquery :S

  2. The Interactive Date Range Picker is impressive!
    I used to be a mootools fan myself but now i’m migrating to jquery. There are tons of useful plugins and they’re all gathered on jquery’s homepage, so you don’t need to run for them allover the www. :)

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