Weekend Links – Yahoo! Sprite Generator, Dojo AIM Modules, Clientside MooTools 1.2 Plugins, Speed Photoshop
Yahoo's Secret Text-Sprite Generator
Chris was snooping around Yahoo's source code and found a sprite generator. It's a really nice way to create headers. I helped Chris make his jQuery work with space, but don't tell him I told you!
Dojo Modules for AIM
The only thing AOL's ever done right is AIM...although I'd rather die than use their client. Anyways, Dojo now has AIM modules within the toolkit. Sweet! I've not tried Dojo but I may have to now.
CNET Clientside MooTools Plugins 1.2 Released
Of course Clientside would need to update their plugins to version 1.2! They've got some really sweet plugins. If you're a MooFool like me, check it out!
Jack Sparrow - Pirate of Caribbean Speed Painting
This is nuts. I'd much rather be a designer than a developer, but I have no empty-canvas abilities.
My team mate Edna Piranha is not only an awesome hacker; she's also a fantastic philosopher! Communication and online interactions is a subject that has kept her mind busy for a long time, and it has also resulted in a bunch of interesting experimental projects...
One of the web components I've always loved has been Facebook's modal dialog. This "lightbox" isn't like others: no dark overlay, no obnoxious animating to size, and it doesn't try to do "too much." With Facebook's dialog in mind, I've created LightFace: a Facebook lightbox...
Every UI framework has the same set of widgets which have become almost essential to modern sites: modals, tooltips, button varieties, and notifications. One problem I find is each site having their own widget colors, styles, and more -- users don't get a consistent experience. Apparently the...
Scrolling animations are fun. They are fun to create and fun to use. If you are tired of bootstrapping you might find playing with scrolling animations as a nice juicy refreshment in your dry front-end development career. Let's have a look how to create animating...