Reference, Resources, & Tutorials
DevGuru provides an extensive list of
Google Groups –
If you’re looking for a community of
jQuery for Designers is geared
towards designers who want to learn about the jQuery library to add more
dynamic content in their designs.
In this collection, you’ll be able to
resource, DZone regularly features articles, tutorials, resources, and
15 Days Of jQuery
Straight off the home page, 15 Days
of jQuery has "Fantastic tutorials and example code that takes you
from zero to hero in no time flat".
A collection of downloadable DHTML
scripts. AjaxDaddy provides a demo for the featured scripts.
Another site with a collection of DHTML
and Ajax code, similar to AjaxDaddy.
Here, you’ll find downloadable scripts,
DHTML scripts organized into 16
categories including Calendars, Image Effects, Links &
Tooltips, and more.
Yet another place to get your fix of
DHTML/Ajax scripts. They also have a fairly nice and straight-forward Ajax
A "database" of useful scripts
and code snipplets that are updated fairly often.
Articles & Blog Posts
The title pretty much says it all — it’s
a huge list of JS frameworks/libraries.
A basic introductory article on
The Top 40
A list of scripts geared towards web
designers (i.e. not a lot of manual coding involved).
Outlines a few considerations when
deciding which JS framework is right for you.
An article on quick tips for
A list of JS code snipplets
recommended to have in your coding arsenal; among them are numeric sorting
and working with cookies.
Optimal tips for serving/loading your
The Great Browser
A comparison of the top 4 web
browsers (IE7, Firefox 2, Safari 3.0.4, and Opera 9.5) when it comes to
Quick guide to somewhat
Blogs & News
John Resig – Blog
John Resig is the creator/lead developer
Ajaxian is a news site
about Ajax and Rich Internet Applications. Over 850 stories have been
as well as other web dev topics.
Ajaxlines provides news
and resources on the topic of Ajax. It currently has 140+ posts tagged
guru/web developer Peter-Paul Koch‘s
excellent book to own.
is a wonderful
has many posts tagged with
Prototype was one of the
first popular frameworks. Several libraries and frameworks are based on
Prototype (or still require it).
jQuery is lightweight, elegant,
and touted as one of the easiest JS frameworks to use.
My personal favorite.
The Yahoo! User Interface
toolkit by Yahoo!.
new but very promising framework that offers a lot of unique
components and features not found in other frameworks.
A robust effects library that’s been
used by top websites such as Digg, Feedburner, and Apple; requires the
inclusion of Prototype.
Another solid framework; it does have a
restrictive license for commercial purposes. Check out the Web Desktop demo.
MochiKit is a robust
library that offers a lot of utility functions and effects classes.
Dojo is another framework to consider.
section on the website to see real companies using