February 09, 2007

Two great GUI finds for today

Swung by XML.com after lunch, and found a great article on XUL. I've been a big fan of XUL since Mozilla M15, but have yet to really dig into it.

XUL often feels like the forgotten asset of the Mozilla Foundation. There are always a few developers hard at work on getting it in front of the public (XUL Runner, XUL Planet), but it generally gets overlooked. The article I found today points out a method for using XUL to replace your DHTML widgets when your web app is rendered in Firefox. It's certainly another great hope for seeing more XUL in use.

My question is whether it would be possible to write your web apps UI in XUL, and use a JavaScript rendering engine (similar to xulfaces) to handle displaying it in other browsers.

I think it would be possible, but I have no idea what obsticals may lay ahead with other browsers.

The other GUI find was linked to from within the XUL article: YUI-ext.

YUI-ext is an extension to the Yahoo! User Interface library. It's similar in flavor to MooTools for Prototype. YUI-ext provides several improvements on the already interesting YUI library.

The JavaScript Renaissance continues.

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February 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby!

For all of those who are dutifully checking this blog for this announcement, here it is:

Today, February 1st, 2007 at 3:24 pm Milton Douglas Young was born weighing in at 7 lbs 1 oz and 21 inches long.

See pictures at CrazyDreamers.com for more details. :)

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