MooTools Roundup - July 2009Written By David Walsh, on Monday, July 27th 2009, 1:11pm
The foundation of every great open source project is its community. The MooTools Team creates the base framework code but it’s all of you that take the framework and build outstanding plugins. Here are some great plugins and tutorials that have been released recently.
MooEditable is a WYSIWYG editor created by Lim Chee Aun
MooEditable features the usual bold, italic, strikethrough, and underline controls as well
as the ability to add images, links, and lists.
The problem: Visual Studio 2008 doesn’t provide Intellisense for MooTools. The solution: Darren Waddell
Lim Chee Aun
(cheeaun) also blessed the MooTools community with PageZoom, a flexible zooming widget
that allows you to zoom in on any element within the page. The plugin is especially valuable for zooming in on
Notification Message Dispatch for MooTools
Tobias Svensson has created NotificationCenter, a simple implementation of a notification center for MooTools which is heavily inspired by NSNotificationCenter from Apple’s Cocoa framework.
Up the Moo Herd: MooTools Tips and Tricks
MooTools contributor Mark Obcena
(Keeto) examines and explains the finer points of the
MooTools Core. His articles are detailed, accurate, and must-reads for MooTools developers.
Three posts have been published thus far:
The DOM Fetcher Functions,
Natives, Generics and Extending the Language,
Classes: Constructors, Singletons and Privates.
Why You Shouldn’t Return False in MooTools Event Handlers
MooTools Core Developer Sebastian Markbåge explains why returning false in event handlers can cause you problems. Check out Sebastian’s tutorial to learn more about event bubbling and the proper way of handling events.
Keep Up the Good Work!
These are just a few of the great MooTools plugins floating around the MooTools community recently. Keep up the good work and we look forward to featuring your future plugins in upcoming posts!