Mark R. Evans
mevans at ecsnet.com
Tue Jan 1 09:58:19 EST 2008
Happy New Year!
I wanted to get everyone's opinion and thoughts on the various
libraries out there, MooTools, JQuery, Prototype, etc... One thing I've
found is they don't always play nicely together. Before I get too
carried away with implementing features in Media Gallery and Chameleon,
I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss future directions for both
Geeklog and plugins.
Currently, I have one major feature in Media Gallery (Lightbox
tooltips for the Forum and other areas and found a nice DHTML/JS tooltip
package by Walter Zorn (wz_tooltip), but quickly discovered that it was
incompatible with MooTools (breaks the Lightbox slideshow). I decided
it would probably be best if I continued to use MooTools based
solutions, but if Geeklog and / or other plugins are planning on
adopting another library, we may have some issues.
Since I only have one released feature using MooTools, changing is an
option now. But I would like to implement some additional features in
the next Media Gallery
- Accordian Menus
- JS/SWF based uploaded
- Image Zoom View
- Additional JS slideshows
- Various image display tricks
All of this can be done using MooTools, but I'm sure I could accomplish
it with another library as well.
Has anyone else already implemented or planning on implementing a
different JS library? Pros / Cons of the various libs?
I would love to see us come to an agreement on a specific toolset so we
can all move in the same direction, help each other and leverage each
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