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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    An Interview with Eric Meyer

    Your early CSS books were instrumental in pushing my love for front end technologies. What was it about CSS that you fell in love with and drove you to write about it? At first blush, it was the simplicity of it as compared to the table-and-spacer...

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    JavaScript Promise API

    While synchronous code is easier to follow and debug, async is generally better for performance and flexibility. Why "hold up the show" when you can trigger numerous requests at once and then handle them when each is ready?  Promises are becoming a big part of the JavaScript world...

Incredible Demos

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    GitHub-Style Sliding Links

    GitHub seems to change a lot but not really change at all, if that makes any sense; the updates come often but are always fairly small. I spotted one of the most recent updates on the pull request page. Links to long branch...

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    Firefox Marketplace Animated Buttons

    The Firefox Marketplace is an incredibly attractive, easy to use hub that promises to make finding and promoting awesome HTML5-powered web applications easy and convenient. While I don't work directly on the Marketplace, I am privy to the codebase (and so...

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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