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MooTools Roundup - July 2009

Written 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

MooEditable MooEditable is a WYSIWYG editor created by Lim Chee Aun (cheeaun). MooEditable features the usual bold, italic, strikethrough, and underline controls as well as the ability to add images, links, and lists.

http://cheeaun.github.com/mooeditable/

MooTools Intellisense

MooTools Intellisense The problem: Visual Studio 2008 doesn’t provide Intellisense for MooTools. The solution: Darren Waddell (fakedarren). Darren has created Intellisense for our favorite javascript framework. Grab this package to increase your productivity within Visual Studio!

http://code.google.com/p/mootoolsintellisense/

PageZoom

MooTools PageZoom 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 photos.

http://cheeaun.github.com/pagezoom/

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.

http://return42.blogspot.com/2009/07/notification-message-dispatch-for.html

PyCow

As the description says: PyCow translates Python code to JavaScript code with the “MooTools way of class declaration”. Examples of PyCow’s mindblowing functionality can be seen at the PygoWave Server Google Code site.

http://code.google.com/p/pygowave-server/wiki/PythonToJavaScriptTranslator

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.

http://blog.calyptus.eu/seb/2009/07/why-you-shouldnt-return-false-in-mootools-event-handlers/

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!

MooTools Roundup - June 2009

Written By David Walsh, on Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 8:59am

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 that have been released recently.

Slideshow 2

Slideshow 2 Slideshow 2 by Aeron Glemann is an outstanding photo / slideshow plugin that offers a plethora of options and features — many more than you’d find with the average slideshow or lightbox. Slideshow 2 features Robert Penner easing transitions, photo delays, duration settings, the ability to make Slideshow 2 a lightbox, and an on-photo control panel.

http://www.electricprism.com/aeron/slideshow/

MooTools FileManager

File Manager Created by MooTools Core Developer Christoph Pojer, MooTools FileManager is a MooTools-driven file manager that allows for drag and drop file management, Ajax directory loading, file content previews, and much more.

http://cpojer.net/blog/MooTools_based_FileManager

Moousture

Moousture Moousture is a MooTools Mouse Gesture library created by Zohaib Sibt-e-Hassan. Moousture allows you to create multiple geture patterns and assign them to any number of elements. http://neofreeman.freepgs.com/Moousture/

Fancy Upload 3

Fancy Upload Fancy Upload 3 is the newest iteration of Harlad Kirschner’s popular Flash/MooTools upload tool. Fancy Upload 3 features file-specific options, an additional IFrame-based uploader, Flash 9 and 10 compatibility, and the same base features that made Fancy Upload a must-have plugin.

http://digitarald.de/project/fancyupload/

MooTools.Mode For Coda

If you spend hours with MooTools and the Coda text editor, you’ll love the MooTools.Mode Syntax Mode add-in. This package created by José Prado is free and easy to install.

http://pradador.com/code/coda/moomode.html

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!

Faces of Moo: Represent Your Framework!

Written By David Walsh, on Friday, May 29th 2009, 9:05am

Christoph Pojer

Last week we announced that MooTools merchandise was available for purchase. We’ve seen a great response to the announcement and we’ve received a solid amount of orders. Thank you for your continued support! Now it’s time for us to show you our appreciation.

The MooTools team would like to announce Faces of Moo. Faces of Moo is where we post photos of you and fellow community members wearing your MooTools shirts, hats, and hoodies. What better way to strengthen the MooTools community than by showing its talented members wearing their Moo colors?

What do you need from me?

Please provide the following items:

  • Name (if you feel comfortable sharing)
  • Location (ex: “Los Angeles, CA, USA”)
  • Website URL (if you have one)
  • Photo (we will crop/resize as needed, so please provide a large photo)

Easy enough, right?

Where do I send my information?

Please send the information above to mootoolspeople@gmail.com. We’ll get you up on the site as soon as we can.

Thank you!

Again — thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your support and look forward to bigger and better things from the MooTools team!

MooTools Merchandise Available!

Written By David Walsh, on Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 3:08pm

Due to popular demand, we’ve made available a bounty of new MooTools merchandise available for purchase in the United States and Europe. New items include:

  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Laptop Bags
  • Hats

You can purchase these stylish items at: http://mootools.net/merch

Feedback wanted!

Can you think of merchandise you’d like to see in the MooTools store? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

What are you waiting for?

Grab your MooTools merchandise and represent your framework!

Note: The above link will attempt to send you to the correct store based upon your location. If the above link fails, please visit http://mad4milk.spreadshirt.com/ if you are in the US and http://mad4milk.spreadshirt.net/ if you are in Europe.

A New Name for MooTools

Written By Valerio Proietti, on Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 12:00am

UPDATE: Sincere thanks to all of you who actually believed this was real news! April Fools’ wouldn’t be as much fun without you.

The MooTools project has been around for quite some time now. We’ve seen a few releases, some great, some less great (1.0). We’ve coded tons of plug-ins, scripts, websites, applications and desktop applications using our beloved MooTools. However, the community is really starting to get tired, tired of this project name. I mean, seriously, we’re really fed up with cows. We even tried to “sell” it as My Object Oriented Tools, but we all know that’s a stretch, and a pretty bad one.

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