Archive for the ‘AJAX’ Category

Sorting items on the fly (AJAX) using jQuery UI Sortable, PHP & MySQL.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

While we were working on http://www.duettographics.com Administration control panel, they required the ability to sort their images in easy way, so after some googeling we find many separate tutorials for this. So, we decided to write one simple tutorial that can describe the whole thing.

In this tutorial, we’ll work on sorting menu items.

Requirements : sortable jQuery UI, PHP & MySQL server support. (more…)

40 Useful JavaScript Libraries

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Popular JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, MooTools, Prototype, Dojo and YUI can be great for accomplishing common JavaScript tasks. These libraries provide many functions, whether the matter is related to events or effects or AJAX. And if one of these libraries can’t do the job, a plug-in probably exists that can.

Such flexibility is great but sometimes comes with a penalty (the size of JavaScript files being one of them). Although adopting a well-known JavaScript library is usually a wise decision, you may want to perform a task that can be accomplished by a more lightweight library dedicated exclusively to that task or that is not supported by the more popular JavaScript libraries.

Below, we present 40 stand-alone JavaScript libraries that serve specific purposes. These are not all the ones out there, but every Web designer or developer will find something helpful here. (more…)