This Week in Web – jQuery Forms, JS Microframeworks, Resig & Dahl Q+A

Posted on May 6, 2011

jQuery IdealForms

jQIdealForms is a forms framework for jQuery that assists developers in building attractive forms with minimal Javascript code. Forms are defined in standard HTML so if the user has Javascript disabled, the form still displays. After calling the .idealForms() method on your form, jQIdealForms automatically styles and enhances all inputs. All styling is done with CSS, no images are used. jQIdealForms supports IE7+ and other modern browsers. helps you discover the most compact-but-powerful microframeworks, and makes it easy for you to pick one that’ll work for you.

Micro-frameworks are definitely the pocketknives of the JavaScript library world: short, sweet, to the point. And at 5k and under, micro-frameworks are very very portable. A micro-framework does one thing and one thing only — and does it well. No cruft, no featuritis, no feature creep, no excess anywhere.

jQuery 1.6 Released

The jQuery team have released version 1.6 of the jQuery Javascript library. This release includes an increase in performance for the .attr(), .val() and .data() methods, changes to the way jQuery manages HTML element attribute data, numerous big fixes and the addition of relative movements in the .css() method. Links to the new CDN hosted versions of jQuery as well as the full list of changes and bugfixes can be found here.

ExtJS 3 to 4 Migration Guide

Following last weeks release of ExtJS4, Sencha have published a guide that assists people migrating their ExtJS3 applications to ExtJS4.

Ryan Dahl and John Resig AMA

Ryan Dahl (creator of NodeJS) and John Resig (creator of jQuery) have done AMA threads on Reddit. AMA (ask me anything) threads give the opportunity for anyone to ask a question, the creator of the thread (Dahl and Resig) then responds to them. I have found the threads to be very interesting as people have asked in depth questions about their projects (NodeJS and jQuery), programming in general, workspace setups, recommended books and education.

Ryan Dahl AMA
John Resig AMA

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