Unconnected Stuff And Things

There’s a load of stuff going on at the moment and it’s all pretty good so I’ve decided to blab randomly on all of them in this post.

Firstly, dConstruct when off with a bang on friday and was excellent. The presentations were all really interesting and I got lots from it, particulary as I’ve got to present myself on thursday at RailsConf. Derek Featherstone’s presentation on DOM Scripting and accessiblity was of particular relevence to me and contained some really interesting tips. I can’t lie though, I was there for the party really and it was very entertaining. I spent most of the night talking about Hip Hop which is always good. Cheers Ross, Rocco, Olly and Mike for feeding my obsession. The rest of the weekend was spend with the wife doing anniversary things. Good weekend, it was.

Meanwhile, I’m putting the finishing touches to my RailsConf presentation about unobtrusive Ajax. At the last minute I decided to switch the focus of my presentation from the tools to the whys and what-fors of unobtrusive scripting after realising that unobtrusive scripting is hardly known amoungst the Rails community. I’m hoping to show how easy it is to do things properly once you start scripting with graceful degradation in mind. We’ll see how that goes. My presentation at The Ajax Experience has the same title but will take quite a different tack to accomodate the different audience and will go much more into the technicalities of the plugin and the Low Pro library. Hope to see some of you at these events and if you have any feedback I’d love to hear it.

FInally, I’d like to draw your attention to Moo Tools, a really promising library from the guy who gave us Moo.fx. It’s compact and modular design is really very similar to A library project I’ve had on the go for a while now. I think this modular, highly expandable architecture really is the way to go with JavaScript libraries. He’s even used Dean’s Base.js as well. Great minds think alike…

3 Comments (Closed)

Looking forward to your presentation at the ajax experience…should be a good show.

Rob SanheimRob Sanheim at 12.09.06 / 02AM

On Moo Tools: It looks really nice actually. I use jQuery and Base though, and I can’t see any compelling reason to shift over. What is it you particularly like about it?

Mike StenhouseMike Stenhouse at 12.09.06 / 10AM

Oh yeah – its ALWAYS about the party!!!

Thanks for the name check (I was wondering why a was get a bunch of referals from your site!)

Ross BrunigesRoss Bruniges at 13.09.06 / 12PM

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