Articles by ‘Michelle Steigerwalt’

Announcing: MooTools in Real Life

Written By Michelle Steigerwalt, on Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 12:52pm

If you’ve been paying attention for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed the growth of MooTools, both as a project and as a thriving community. Unfortunately, it has come to light that many so called “members” of the JavaScript community may, in fact, be automata.

To protect ourselves and the MooTools community, we’ve started two physical screening programs (or “meetups”), one in London and the other in the heart of Silicon Valley.

In a surprising turn of events, both groups have had very informative meetings in which actual people have shown up, allowing us to conclusively state that at least some of the members of the MooTools community are, in fact, human. Insightful discussions were had by all, new users and advanced developers alike.

If you’re in the Bay Area or London, it is imperative that you attend at least one of our screening sessions, to verify yourself as human. To be notified about future meetups, as well as voice your opinion on when/where they should be, you can join the group for your area:

Anything Interesting to Share?

If you have something insightful and MooTools-related to share, and think you can spin it into a fifteen minute presentation, please let us know.

Right now, we don’t have any formal communication set up, but it shouldn’t be to hard to get in touch with either Darren (London) or myself (Bay Area). Contact information can be found on the developers page.

Thanks for using MooTools, and we hope to see you there!

Calling All Plugins

Written By Michelle Steigerwalt, on Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 12:23am

One of the main things missing since the forums have gone into read only mode is the Your Scripts section. We realize this and are working to complete our own plugin directory.

We’re trying to assemble a comprehensive list of all our plugins. As part of this effort, we’re asking all plugin creators to send an email to with the following information:

  • Plugin Name
  • Plugin URL
  • Plugin Description (one line)
  • Plugin author name and link (if applicable)

At this time, we’re only interested in collecting data on plugins which are compatible with the 1.2 release.

This is a temporary measure until we get a more interactive system in place.

MooTools 1.2: It’s Official!

Written By Michelle Steigerwalt, on Thursday, June 12th 2008, 6:35pm

I speak for everyone the MooTools team when I tell you that we are extremely happy to announce the official release of MooTools 1.2. After a year of development and six months in beta, you might call us perfectionists. But now we’re finally ready to call the 1.2 release complete and stable. For those of you who have been waiting to make the switch, now would be the perfect time.

Not only has the API been completely revamped, but there have been several significant changes to the site and the way the MooTools community interacts.


What’s New in 1.2: Swiff

Written By Michelle Steigerwalt, on Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 3:17pm

Today we’re going to talk about Swiff, which lets you combine Flash and JavaScript to do things MooTools can’t do on its own.


What’s New in 1.2: Behaviour Driven Development

Written By Michelle Steigerwalt, on Saturday, October 20th 2007, 9:18am

You know we’ve been telling you that MooTools is reliable, but how can you can be sure that it will work for your project without just taking our word for it?

Check the Spec folder out from the repository and its self-contained testing suite will prove it. Show your boss, show your coworkers, and let them know that MooTools is professional grade.